common verb preposition combinations

Common Verb + Preposition (TO) Combinations in English (& Mistakes)

Some verbs need prepositions while others don’t. Do you know what some of these verbs are?

Learn some common verb + preposition combinations and mistakes to avoid is today’s 60 Second Saturday lesson:

Common Verb Preposition Combinations

Verbs that need TO

talk

  • Talk to me!
  • I won’t talk to her about it.
  • We talk to each other almost every day

listen

  • Listen to us!
  • He doesn’t listen to anyone.
  • She should really listen to her friend’s advice.

explain

  • Explain it to me.
  • You don’t need to explain anything to them.
  • The teacher will explain the rule to the class

say

  • Say whatever you want to me.
  • They shouldn’t say that to her.
  • He said a lot to me about it.

Verbs that DO NOT need TO

tell

  • Tell her the truth
  • You shouldn’t tell them about the party, it’s a surprise.
  • We always tell each other everything.

ask

  • Ask your mom if you can go.
  • They have never asked me about it.
  • We need to ask him later.

 

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice what we’ve learned today by writing your own sentences using the verbs and prepositions used above. You can comment them below this blog, on YouTube, or in your notebook!

Until next time,

Happy Studying! ♥

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