Different verbs are followed by different prepositions.
Most of them have to be memorized.
to be sorry about something
to complain to someone about something
to worry about something
to boast about something
to protest about something
Have you ever felt sorry about all the troubles you caused?
Stop complaining to your mom about everything that happens in your family.
It’s pointless to worry about things that are out of your control.
She’s always boasting about her career prospects.
The citizens are protesting about the increase in the public transport fares.
to advise against something
to protest against something
The doctors have advised him against any football practice for at least three months.
There is no need in your protest against home detention.
to hint at something
She’s hinted at a change in her marital status.
to define something for someone
to account for something
to apologize for something
to pay for something
to care for something
to check in for something
The concept of obligation has been defined for us since early childhood.
Ikea accounts for 20% of the Russian furniture market.
Are you planning to apologize for the fight?
Mike pays for all their shopping trips to Italy.
I don’t really care for sweets.
We had to stand in a line for an hour to check in for the flight.
to recover from something
to differ from something
to distract from something
to suffer from something
to expel someone from a place
She hasn’t recovered from the accident yet.
Does it really differ so much from your ordinary day?
What do you usually resort to when you need to be distracted from the background noise?
He suffers from harsh epileptic seizures.
They have expelled Tom from university.
to specialize in something
to result in something
to be absorbed in something
to succeed in something
I think you should consider hiring a lawyer specializing in divorce cases.
The crowdfunding campaign has resulted in the launch of a new RPG game.
He was so absorbed in his papers that he didn’t even hear me come in.
Jack has succeeded in building his business empire without outside investments.
to approve of something
to die of something
to smell of something
to accuse someone of something
to remind someone of something
to suspect someone of something
I thoroughly approve of what our company is doing in terms of advertising.
She died of cancer at the age of 78.
It smells of gas here. Maybe we need to cut off the gas pipe?
He was accused of money laundering.
Your gestures remind me of my childhood friend.
The police suspect him of manufacturing false evidence.
to depend on something
to concentrate on something
to insist on something
to impose on someone
to elaborate on something
Our decision will depend on the results of your placement test.
I need everyone to be silent for 15 minutes - I should concentrate on checking the contract.
She insisted on editing all the articles before they got sent to printing.
The sanctions have been imposed on every company that had been involved in military trade.
The witness refused to elaborate on why he had been out in the street in the middle of the night.
to respond to something
to confess to something
to refer to something
to react to something
to see to something
The patient didn’t respond to steroid treatment.
I am afraid I need to confess to something.
The detective had to refer to the police archives to reconstruct the crime scene.
He stabbed her with a knife so unexpectedly that she didn’t even have a chance to react to his attack.
We are looking for a wedding planner who will see to all the details of the forthcoming ceremony.
to trust someone with something
to coincide with something
to charge someone with something
to be faced with something
to confront someone with something
I hope that I can trust the boy with you for half a day.
I had to time my holidays in June so that they would coincide with my husband’s.
You will be charged with the first-degree murder.
In this case, we will be faced with a moral dilemma.
When we had to relocate the factory to a different country, we were confronted with the emerging logistics challenges.