Collocations with Prepositions

Collocations are words that we commonly use together.  Below is a list of collocation with prepositions.

  1. normal for  – It is normal for children to go to bed early.
  2. attach to – She quickly became attached to the new puppy.
  3. replace with – He replaced his laptop with an iPad.
  4. required to – All students are required to register their cars by September 26th. 
  5. support of – He pledged his support of the program.
  6. admire for – President Lincoln was admired for his honesty.
  7. believe in – There are still some people today who believe in family values.
  8. decide on – It was difficult, but they finally decided on going to Hawaii for vacation.
  9. pay for – They wanted to buy a new car, but they knew they could not pay for it.
  10. recover from – He knew it would take almost a year to recovery from his surgery.
  11. handed toI have to hand it to him for finishing the project on time.
  12. talk aboutTomorrow we’ll talk about the exam and how to prepare for it.

Richard Carrigan, MSE

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years and a filmmaker for the past ten years. He has experience teaching English as a Second Language in Asia and teaching university students in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.