Learn frequently used adjective + preposition collocations – the preposition TO.
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- 1 Happy to
- 2 Delighted to
- 3 Pleased to
- 4 Concerned to
- 5 Familiar to
- 6 Proud to
- 7 Kind to
- 8 Rude to
- 9 Scared to
- 10 Free to
- 11 Good to
- 12 Nasty to
- 13 Nice to
- 14 Unkind to
- 15 Accustomed to
- 16 Addicted to
- 17 Allergic to
- 18 Anxious to
- 19 Apposed to
- 20 Attached to
- 21 Beneficial to
- 22 Cruel to
- 23 Curious to
- 24 Disappointed to
- 25 Eager to
- 26 Eligible to
- 27 Exposed to
- 28 Faithful to
- 29 Grateful to
- 30 Identical to
- 31 Immune to
- 32 Indifferent to
- 33 Inferior to
- 34 Keen to
- 35 Late to
- 36 Limited to
- 37 Married to
- 38 Mean to
- 39 Polite/impolite to
- 40 Qualified to
- 41 Related to
- 42 Relevant to
- 43 Sad to
- 44 Sensitive to
- 45 Similar to
- 46 Slow to
- 47 Superior to
- 48 Sympathetic to
- 49 Thankful to
- 50 Unreasonable to
- 51 Wrong to
- We are happy to announce the engagement of our daughter.
- I’d be absolutely delighted to come.
- I was very pleased to be able to help.
- He was concerned to hear that two of his trusted workers were leaving.
- The smell is very familiar to everyone who lives near a bakery
- I feel very proud to be a part of the team.
- She has always been very kind to me.
- He’s got no manners – he’s rude to everyone.
- People are scared to use the buses late at night.
Common Adjective + Preposition Collocations- the Preposition TO | Image 1
- You are free to come and go as you please.
- It’s good to see you again.
- Don’t be so nasty to your brother – he’s four years younger than you!
- It’s nice to know you.
- It would be unkind to go without him.
- She had grown accustomed to his long absences.
- A lot of people nowadays have become addicted to the internet.
- My dad’s allergic to pop music.
- I’m anxious to get home to open my presents.
- She remained bitterly apposed to the idea of moving abroad.
- I’ve never seen two people so attached to each other.
- A stay in the country will be beneficial to his health.
- I can’t stand people who are cruel to animals.
- I was curious to find out what she had said.
- He was disappointed to see she wasn’t at the party.
- Everyone in the class seemed eager to learn.
- When are you eligible to vote in your country?
- The country became highly exposed to the vagaries of international markets.
- He remained faithful to the ideals of the party.
Common Adjective + Preposition Collocations- the Preposition TO | Image 2
- I am extremely grateful to all the teachers for their help.
- Her dress is almost identical to mine.
- Adults are often immune to German measles.
- The government cannot afford to be indifferent to public opinion.
- Modern music is often considered inferior to that of the past.
- John was very keen to help.
- It’s too late to start complaining now.
- Places on the bus are limited to 50 – so book early!
- She’s married to John.
- Don’t be so mean to your little brother!
- He was too polite to point out my mistake.
- I’m not qualified to give advice on such matters.
- How are you related to him? Is he your cousin?
- Please speak later; your ideas are not relevant to our discussion.
- I was sad to hear that they’d split up.
- She is very sensitive to other people’s feelings.
- I bought some new shoes which are very similar to a pair I had before.
- She wasn’t slow to realize what was going on.
- This model is technically superior to its competitors.
- The party is considered to be sympathetic to welfare reform.
- I was thankful to see they’d all arrived safely.
- It would be unreasonable to expect somebody to come at such short notice.
- We were wrong to assume that she’d agree.