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    • N ouns with P repositions
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Y ou can give information about a noun by adding a prepositional phrase after it.
      • Four men on holiday were in the car.
      • A sound behind him made him turn.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Y ou often use the preposition ‘of’ after a noun to add various kinds of information. For example you can use ‘of’ to indicate:
      • what something is made of or consists of
      • … a wall of stone .
      • A feeling of panic was rising in him.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • what the subject matter of speech, writing or a picture is
      • She gave a brief account of her interview .
      • There was a picture of them both in the newspaper.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • what a person or thing belongs to or is connected with
      • She was the daughter of the village priest .
      • The boys sat on the floor of the living room .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • what qualities a person or thing has
      • She was a woman of energy and ambition .
      • They faced problems of great complexity .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • A fter nouns referring to actions, you use ‘of’ to indicate the subject or object of the action.
      • … arrival of the police .
      • … the destruction of their city .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • A fter nouns referring to people who perform an action, you use ‘of’ to say what the action involves or is aimed at.
      • … supporters of the hunger strike .
      • … a student of English .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Note: You often use two nouns, rather than a noun and a prepositional phrase. For example, you say ‘bank robbers’, not ‘robbers of the bank’.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • A fter nouns referring to measurement, you use ‘of’ to give the exact figure.
      • … an average annual temperature of 20 degrees .
      • … a speed of 25 kilometers an hour .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Y ou can use ‘of’ after a noun to give someone’s age.
      • Jonathan was a child of seven when it happened.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Y ou use ‘with’ after a noun to say that a person or thing has a particular quality, feature, or possession.
      • … a girl with red hair .
      • … the man with the gun .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • Note: You use ‘in’ after a noun to say what someone is wearing.
      • … a grey-haired man in a raincoat .
      • … the man in dark glasses .
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • S ome nouns are usually followed by a particular preposition. Here are some examples of:
      • nouns followd by ‘to’
      • alternative attitude invitation
      • relevance answer devotion
      • reaction resistance approach
      • introduction reference return
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • This was my first real introduction to Africa.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • nouns followed by ‘for’
      • admiration need responsibility
      • taste desire reason
      • search thirst dislike
      • respect substitute
      • Their need for money is growing fast.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • nouns followed by ‘on’
      • agreement attack comment
      • effect tax
      • She had a dreadful effect on me.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • nouns followed by ‘with’ or ‘between’
      • connection contact
      • relationship link
      • His illness had some connection with his diet.
    • N ouns with P repositions
      • nouns followed by ‘in’
      • decrease difficulty fall
      • increase rise
      • They demanded a large increase in wages.
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