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A - Cont'd

acquainted with. The international students' union helps its members get acquainted with American cultural values.

adapt to. Clarence adapted the computer's settings to his personal needs.

addition (to), (in). The Hendersons are planning an addition to their cottage. Louise is learning geography in addition to physics. What other sports do you do in addition to skiing? Janet is our cook; in addition, she is also an excellent electrician.

adequate for. Do you think your inheritance will be adequate for your education?

adjust to. Regrettably, we will have to adjust to the new situation. I find it hard to adjust to the new schedule.

advise ("inform") of. Please advise me of your interest in this course.
Has he advised the Post Office of his new address?

advise ("counsel") on. The professor advised her students on their courses.

afraid of. How many of you here today are afraid of snakes and spiders?

agree with on (or upon). I agree with them on that issue. The food did not agree with her. Consequently, she fell ill and was taken to the hospital.

agreeable to. Are you agreeable to the arrangements?

agreement (with), in. I am in total agreement with him on that matter.

ahead of - The guide went ahead of the group. Bill is ahead of his sister in Math class.

all, at. (an intensifier; used only in questions or after a negative). Does Tim study at all? Believe me! Molly had nothing at all to do with the poor choice of decor.

always, for. Jonah promised to love her not just for a day but for always.

angry at, about. Dad is angry at me about something or other.

anxious about (or over) - He is very anxious about appearing in front of so many of his associates. There's no reason to be anxious over such a minor detail.

apologize to, for - The coach apologized to the team for his error. Have you apologized yet to Martha for scolding her?

apparent to - Our dissatisfaction was apparent to all of them.

apply to... for. Mary applied to several universities for a scholarship.

appropriate for. I believe the speech he wrote was quite appropriate for the occasion.

approve of. Did the producer approve of your request for a change in the budget?

argue (with).. about.. (or over). I don't wish to argue with you about the matter. Ms. Abbey argued about leaving, but she finally left. The trucker argued with the judge over paying the fine.

arrive.. (or arrival) at.. (any point or location other than a continent, country, state, or city). We all arrived at the station promptly. Have they arrived at a solution to their problem yet?

arrive.. (or arrival).. in.. (a continent, country, state, or city). When did you arrive in Rome? Saul was met by his mother on his arrival in Asia.

ashamed of. He should be ashamed of himself. Aren't you ashamed of doing that?

ask for. The man asked for our help. I reluctantly agreed to ask my inlaws for some money.

associate with. They associate our company's excellent record with their consistent political pressure.
Do you always associate food with a large meal?

attend to. Would you kindly attend to that customer as soon as possible? Did she attend to that matter yet?

attention to. Pay attention to me. Pay attention to what I do, not what I say. Please give your undivided attention to her immediately.Please give me your attention now.

attraction for. A magnet has attraction for iron filings.

attraction to. Some planetary objects exhibit attraction to other celestial bodies.

attribute to. We attribute the flight delay to a snowstorm in Toronto.
They attributed their failure to a lack of preparation.
She attributed her success to hard work and some good luck.
We suggest you attribute to each person a ranking for placement in our department.

available to. The company always makes its annual report available to its shareholders.

awake from. The child is not yet awake from her nap.

aware of. They aren't aware of your strong passion for that subject.

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