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How adjectives are used with prepositions

Do you know how to use adjectives with prepositions like interested in or similar to?

How adjectives are used with prepositions
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• We use 'at' with adjectives like good/bad/amazing/brilliant/terrible, etc. to talk about skills and abilities.

He's really good at English.
She's amazing at the piano.
They're terrible at organising anything.
I'm not very good at drawing.


• We often use 'about' with adjectives of feelings like angry/ excited/happy/nervous/sad/stressed/worried, etc. to explain what is causing that feeling.

I'm angry about the decision.
He's nervous about the presentation.
She's excited about the new job.
They were worried about the exam.


•However, sometimes we use 'of' with feelings.

She was afraid of telling her mum.
I'm frightened of having an accident.


•We can use 'to' to show the connection between people or things.

He's married to the director.
I'm addicted to my phone.

•We can also use 'to' to talk about someone's behaviour towards someone else.

They were really friendly to me.
Was he nice to you?

Here are some other useful adjectives with prepositions.


Exercise is good for you.
Stress is bad for you.


She's interested in the project.
They want someone who's experienced in design.

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