130+ Prepositions after Adjectives | Adjectives & Prepositions

Prepositions after Adjectives! Learn how to use prepositions with adjectives: accustomed to, afraid of, accused of, acquainted with, addicted to, annoyed with, amazed at, aware of…with ESL printable infographics.

Specific prepositions are used after certain adjectives. There is no definite rule to ascertain which preposition should be used with which adjective. We simply need to learn them. But there’s no need to fret on the thought of learning without knowing the rule as people do manage to memorize them through constant usage and with a little time.

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Prepositions after Adjectives

Here is a list of some commonly used adjectives and the prepositions that are normally used with them to help you get started:

accustomed to
afraid of
accused of
acquainted with
addicted to
annoyed about/with/at
allergic to
amazed at/by
anxious about
appreciated for
ashamed of
associated with
astonished at/by
aware of
angry with
afraid of
attached to
bad at
based on
beneficial to
boastful for
bored with
brilliant at
busy with
capable of
careful with/about/of
certain about
characteristic of
clever at
connected with
conscious of
content with
crazy about
crowded with
curious about
dissatisfied with
doubtful about
delighted at/about
derived from
different from
disappointed with
eager for
eligible for
enthusiastic about
excellent in/at
excited about
experienced in
exposed to
envious of
faithful to
familiar with
famous for
fed up with
free of/from
frightened of
friendly with
fond of
furious about
furnished with
full of
generous with/about
guilty of/about
gentle with
good at
grateful to
happy about
hopeful of/about
identical with/to
immune to
impressed with
inferior to
indifferent to
innocent of
interested in
involved with
incapable of
jealous of
kind to
keen on
late for
limited to
lucky at
nervous of/about
notorious for
opposed to
patient with
pessimistic about
pleased with
polite to
popular with
presented with
proud of
punished for
puzzled by/about
qualified for
ready for
related to
relevant to
respectful for
responsible for
rid of
sad about
safe from
satisfied with
scared of
sensitive to
serious about
sick of
similar to
shocked by
skillful at
slow at
sorry for/about
successful in
suitable for
sure of/about
superior to
surprised at
suspicious of
sympathetic with
terrible at
terrified of
tired of
thankful to/for
trilled with
troubled with
typical of
unaware of
upset about
used to
wrong with/about
worried about

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rule for adjectives and prepositions?

There is no one rule for adjectives and prepositions. Different adjectives require different prepositions, and sometimes the same adjective can take different prepositions depending on the context. The best way to learn which preposition to use with which adjective is to memorize common collocations and practice using them in context.

Can a preposition come after an adjective?

Yes, a preposition can come after an adjective. In fact, many adjectives require a preposition to complete their meaning. For example, we say “interested in,” “afraid of,” and “famous for.”

What are some examples of adjective preposition collocations?

Some common examples of adjective preposition collocations include:

  • Interested in
  • Afraid of
  • Good at
  • Bad at
  • Famous for
  • Proud of
  • Similar to
  • Different from

What are some exercises for adjectives with prepositions?

There are many exercises you can do to practice using adjectives with prepositions. You can try filling in the blanks in sentences with the correct preposition, or you can write your own sentences using common collocations. You can also try speaking or writing about a topic using as many different adjective preposition collocations as possible.

How can I improve my use of adjectives and prepositions?

The best way to improve your use of adjectives and prepositions is to practice using them in context. Try to use common collocations in your speaking and writing, and pay attention to the collocations that native speakers use. You can also read and listen to English materials to get a better sense of how adjectives and prepositions are used in context.

Related Resources:
Order of Adjectives Possessive Adjectives
Coordinate Adjectives Compound Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives Predicate Adjective
Superlative Adjective Descriptive Adjectives
Interrogative Adjectives Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Adjective Clause Adjective Phrase
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3 years ago


Ruth Nabaasa
Ruth Nabaasa
2 years ago
Reply to  Djaga

thrilled about…. I’m thrilled about the new job.

Thrilled for…. They are very thrilled for me because of my new job!

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