Wrong Uses of Prepositions

Wrong Uses of Prepositions :

The following mistakes should be guarded against.

1. He ordered for my dismissal. (Incorrect)
2. He ordered my dismissal. (Correct)
3. He gave orders for my dismissal. (Correct)

1. He does not obey to my words. (Incorrect)
2. He does not obey my words. (Correct)

1. This book resembles to that. (Incorrect)
2. This book resembles that. (Correct)

1. I will inform to your father. (Incorrect)
2. I will inform your father. (Correct)

1. I am tired with this work. (Incorrect)
2. I am tired of this work. (Correct)

1. He was angry upon me. (Incorrect)
2. He was angry with me. (Correct)

1. No one can depend his word. (Incorrect)
2. No one can depend on his word. (Correct)

1. Ten scholarships were competed. (Incorrect)
2. Ten scholarships were competed for. (Correct)

1. You must apply the judge for pardon. (Incorrect)
2. You must apply to the judge for pardon. (Correct)

1. He will not listen what you say. (Incorrect)
2. He will not listen to what you say. (Correct)

1. I hope you will assist to me in this matter. (Incorrect)
2. I hope you will assist me in this matter. (Correct)

1. I tried, but could not prevail him. (Incorrect)
2. I tried but could not prevail with him. (Correct)
3. I tried but could not prevail on him. (Correct)

1. I must now dispense your services. (Incorrect)
2. I must now dispense with your services. (Correct)

1. Have you signed to that contract? (Incorrect)
2. Have you signed that contract? (Correct)

1. You should not have violated against the rules. (Incorrect)
2. You should not have violated the rules. (Correct)

1. A modest man does not boast his merits. (Incorrect)
2. A modest man does not boast of his merits. (Correct)

1. He carefully investigated into the case. (Incorrect)
2. He carefully investigated the case. (Correct)

1. I shall combat with your views at the meeting. (Incorrect)
2. I shall combat your views at the meeting. (Correct)

1. Have you disposed the business in hand? (Incorrect)
2. Have you disposed of the business in hand? (Correct)

1. Your medicine has benefited to me greatly. (Incorrect)
2. Your medicine has benefited me greatly. (Correct)

1. He recommended for me to the magistrate. (Incorrect)
2. He recommended me to the magistrate. (Correct)

1. That thought pervades through my whole mind. (Incorrect)
2. That thought pervades my whole mind. (Correct)

1. It is useless to muse past errors. (Incorrect)
2. It is useless to muse upon past errors. (Correct)

1. Let us partake a meal before we start. (Incorrect)
2. Let us partake of a meal before we start. (Correct)

1. He meditates his past life. (Incorrect)
2. He meditates on his past life. (Correct)

1. He meditates upon a fresh attempt. (Incorrect)
2. He meditates a fresh attempt. (Correct)
3. He proposes to make a fresh attempt. (Correct)

1. Your conduct does not admit any excuses. (Incorrect)
2. Your conduct does not admit of any excuses. (Correct)


  1. A Preposition
  2. Prepositions
  3. The Preposition
  4. Object of The Preposition
  5. Omission of Object of The Preposition
  6. Participial Prepositions
  7. Compound Prepositions
  8. BUT as A Preposition
  9. Preposition and Object
  10. Wrong Uses of Prepositions
  11. Wrong Omissions of Prepositions
  12. Misuses of Prepositions
  13. Uses of Prepositions
  14. Gerunds preceded by Prepositions
  15. Peculiar Uses of Prepositions
  16. Example Sentences with Appropriate Prepositions
  17. Words followed by Appropriate Prepositions
  18. Nouns followed by Prepositions
  19. Participles followed by Prepositions
  20. Adjectives followed by Prepositions
  21. Verbs followed by Prepositions
  22. Verbs and Prepositions
  23. Sample Sentences with Prepositions
  24. Sample Sentences with Prepositional Phrases

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