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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I'm tired ___ studying.

I think he's interested ___ hockey.

She seems really excited ___ moving.

I've always been afraid ___ heights.

I'm not really good ___ being a handyman.

Rodrigo is worried ___ his sister.

Jelena is interested ___ ancient history.

I'm terrible on taking quizzes.

I'm good at EngVid quizzes.

I'm really tired of all her lies.


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197 Comments on “Adjective & Preposition Combinations (English Grammar)”


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It is a very good lession,how about the adjective with ING form?

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    We don’t follow “-ing” adjectives with prepositions like we do in this lesson.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

      excellent

      Sunday, November 4th 2012

        It`s a very useful lesson. Thanks! :D

        Monday, November 12th 2012

      Hello teacher Alex.thank you for your lesson,it help me so much ,but I want request you about adjective end in ed ang ing

      Saturday, March 9th 2013

Terrific lesson ..

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

I’m good at taking quizzes, I’ve never failed. thank a million Alex have a nice day dude.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    No problem! Keep studying!

    Friday, October 26th 2012

What is the difference between “I’m good in” and “I’m good at”? Can I use them interchangeably?

The next thing is this: Alex you said that “worried for” is used for a person or something what is acting like a person. :) Anyway, in the quiz, there is “Rodrigo is worried ___ his sister.”, and I chose “about”, but according to you, I should use “for” instead. If we talking about people, can we chose between “for” and “about”? Could you explain me this issue?

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    Yes, we can use “for” and “about” in that situation, but “for” has a more personal meaning in that context.

    “Good at” indicates ability. “Good in” does not…at least, not in the same way. For example:

    “I’m good at typing.” (It’s awkward to say “good in” here)

    vs.

    “Angelina Jolie was really good in Changeling.”
    “Sugar is good in many things!”

    Friday, October 26th 2012

Thank you so much. I got 10 correct out of 10. It is amazing because preposition is a good challenge. You are really good at teaching.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

I have another question :)
If we want to use the word “explain”, do we use any preposition after it, or it depends on something?

For example:
“Could you explain me this issue?” — Should I add “to” after explain? — “Could you explain to me this issue?”

Can we change a little bit the above sentence to this form? — “Could you explain this issue to me?”

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    Good question!

    Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    The most correct and common form of your question here is the last one. “Could you explain this/that to me/us/them?”

    “Could you explain me your reasons” is incorrect, since you’re asking the other person to explain YOU.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

thank you please Alex answer my Q
which adjectives goes with Around and ON
please help me
thanks again

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

    There are numerous possibilities.

    “He’s nervous/anxious/confident around beautiful women.”

    One common idiomatic expression with an adjective and on is “big on.” For example, if I say “I’m big on sci-fi literature,” I mean that I am really interested in sci-fi.

    Hope this helps!

    Friday, October 26th 2012

Hello Alex. I`m new in this wedsite and I find the lesson is fantastic with a wonderful teacher. I’m a Spanish teacher too, but not an English teacher. I can learn a lot from your experince.
Thanks.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

9 of 10
I have to keep practicing

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Alex
Many thanks
Im an old guy comuing to the end of a working career and now want to become a teacher
YOU are the teacher for me
Mike

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thanks for the class.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

thank you

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thanks Alex, I’ve scored 9 out of 10! great lesson!

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thank you Alex
Would you explain between two prepositions “for and “about”?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Another question for using comma, Q: Paul is going to see the movie about the couple who disappeared, so he may come home late, because it lasts three hours.
My question is -Why use a comma before because? Would you explain to me? I could not understand why use before a subordinating conjunction, because?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thank alex ur great teacher

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

excellent lesson

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks so much about this lesson . greeting to you mr alex

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

9/10 i need more practice

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thanks Alex. keep up the good work

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

100% ! Thank you Alex. I love your lessons!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

really 1 of the best. thank u i love it and wish to be a student learning from this program

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thank you very much for this lesson ! ++ I am appreciate to study with you.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

This is a typical area for interferences italian-english. the use of prepositions in italian is quite different. So, thanks for your help Alex

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

    No problem! Thanks for coming back!

    Friday, October 26th 2012

I got 90..yay!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

was very helpful!!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

please answer my question

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks Alex so much I so interesting in this lesson

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the lesson. I have one question on same.

Here is this question in quiz. “Rodrigo is worried ___ his sister” and correct answer was about. Can we say Rodrigo is worried for his sister?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

    Absolutely. “For” makes it feel more personal, as if Rodrigo is worried in place of his sister. I hope that makes sense! It works for people, but doesn’t really work in other contexts. For example:

    “I’m a little worried about my driving exam.”
    “I’m a little worried for my driving exam.”

    “For” doesn’t work here because it implies that you are worried in place of your driving exam, which is impossible because exams don’t have feelings.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

      perfect answer!

      Monday, December 17th 2012

:)

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks a lot, thank you very much mister Alex

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

10/10

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks so much!!

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks alott

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

I,v been looking for a web that much helpfull .envid is the one.thankyou.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

thanks! i liked this lesson

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thanks a lot Alex you are good at teaching :-)

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thanks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

It’s really a good lesson for me,I think I need practice more.Thank you,Alex.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

howdy Alex great lesson
thinks a bundle
one question :if I wanna say
I think she is tired from trying. instead of ((of)) use (from) because from it can used to describe condition . it that correct hope to find replies

Thursday, October 25th 2012

    You can definitely be “tired from” something. It means that the thing you are tired from directly caused your fatigue.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

i realy liked this websites but i have one problem , i study english in college first year and i realy realy need help from u guys , i have issues in linguistics and epistomology plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i need your help teacher alex or anyone capable plzzzzzzzzzz i have exams soon so i’m waiting your answer if anyone see this plzzzz replie to my e-mail adress sunshine-hd@hotmail.com or my fb pretty hind ,i need lessons in this modules plzzzzzz

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Hi Alex,

50% oups i really have to revise this lesson !! Please what are the answers ?
I’m terrible __ taking quizzes. (with? at?)
I’m really tired ____all her lies (about? with?)

Thanks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

    “Terrible at” and “Tired of.” :)

    Friday, October 26th 2012

Hi Kurtleen. The first question’s answer is “at” as he taught us we are good or bad at something.
The second one’s answer is of so that you can translate in french ” Je suis fatigué de tous ses mensonges”.
I hope I helped you. Au revoir.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Hi Alex ! What about my request of the pronunciation difference of :
‘puːl ˈpʊl ˈfuːl ˈfʊl’.
I think that the pronunciation lessons are the most important and they aren’t completed on Engvid. There are some pronunciation lessons but they don’t cover all the 15 vowels sounds.
I looked in the web and I found some good stuff but I think that if you could teach them I would understand better and everybody would benefit of it. Thanks for your help and your patience.
Bye.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

    I think this is a great idea. I’ll put together some more pronunciation lessons for the new year!

    Friday, October 26th 2012

      I hadn’t seen you answered me. Thanks for taking this idea in consideration. Watch you soon ^^.

      Saturday, October 27th 2012

I did not know which preposition should be combined with good and bad. Thank millions

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Good, thank you for this site.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

many thanks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

good lesson keep this up!!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

10 correct out of 10, thank u alex :D your lessons are always helpful

Thursday, October 25th 2012

This is very much helpful!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Im the best in the world =p

Thursday, October 25th 2012

I like. it was really how he explained this class. thanks.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

9 correct out of 10
I think it’s good mark for me as it’s my 1st visit to the site

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thank u Alex.it was very intresting lesson.you was very good at teaching.:-)

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thanks a lot .it’s really interesting what you’re teaching.i’d like to distinguish between the prepositions at / in

Thursday, October 25th 2012

    You would need a whole book for that. :) The basic difference, if you’re talking about “at” and “in” as prepositions of place, is that “in” actually means “inside,” whereas “at” means “at a specific location.”

    For example:

    “I am in school.” (I’m inside the building)
    “I am at school.” (Maybe I’m in the computer lab, maybe I’m outside, maybe I’m in class…I’m somewhere in or around the school)

    Hope this helps!

    Friday, October 26th 2012

      goog examle!!!!!!!

      Sunday, July 21st 2013

Thanks a lot ^^

Thursday, October 25th 2012

hi alex how r u ? its really good to listen into ur lessons , my question is when i can say i told him and when i say i ve’ told him. really im happy if u can provide me with ur good answer.by the way u have such a great clear accent which i love it.my best regards to u

Thursday, October 25th 2012

    “I told him” is simple past, which means you can also add a past time expression like “yesterday,” “two days ago,” “last week,” etc. to it.

    “I have told him” is present perfect, which means you can’t use past time expressions. It’s the indefinite past. You told him at some point before the present, but the time is not important. However, you can say “I’ve told him today/recently.” It’s something that happened in the recent past in these examples.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

      thank you Alex

      Sunday, July 21st 2013

i really learn from you. thanks a lot!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Hi alex, it was a really good lesson. Your one of the best teacher of engvid. I liked this lesson a lot because you explain it very easy. I understood all the things tha you sais. Thank you very much. Good luck

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thanks teacher for your class

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thaks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

you have a good pronunciation alex… very understandable … thanks

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Thanks so much. it’s so interesting and important rule..:))

Friday, October 26th 2012

interesting lesson thanks.

Friday, October 26th 2012

Thanks for the lesson, you are good at teaching.

Friday, October 26th 2012

    Thanks for your comment, and thanks to everyone else who has commented on this video. You guys are great.

    Friday, October 26th 2012

Hi Alex thanks for the lesson. I got all answers correct, thanks to you.
Today I am going to have lunch in Vaudeville, do want to join?

Friday, October 26th 2012

thank a lot, It’s very helpful…:D

Friday, October 26th 2012

I got 10 correct out of 10 :) that’s great really :) thank you for awesome Video!!!

Friday, October 26th 2012

Thanks for your awesome lessons! They are really helpful! I wish you will keep on them!

Friday, October 26th 2012

thanks alex. i have been learning a lot.than you sooooo much..

Friday, October 26th 2012

Hi Alex!
Thank you so much,your lessons are very clear like crystal and useful.Will you explain a video lesson about reported speech please ?

Friday, October 26th 2012

should we say terrible AT?

Friday, October 26th 2012

thank you for every thing you have been learning us and i am benefiting from these lessons

Friday, October 26th 2012

Great to learn this lesson thank you ALEX

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Hi, Alex. Thank you for your lesson. I have a question for you. Could you tell me what part of speech the word “gone” is? Could it be used not only as a PastParticiple but also as an adjective? I`ve seen some sentences, that contain word “gone”. And it has been unclear for me since, how to use “gone” in this case. For example: “Wow, this ice-cream is gone! It`s really gone!” Or: “The robber had been gone when I came.” Can I use the auxiliary verb “to be” with “gone” in Present Perfect tense instead of “have”? For example: “He is gone”. I hope you understand my question.
Best regards.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Great site to learn English

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Sir,

how about “i want to be good in english” or is it “i want to be good at english” what is the correct preposition to be used?

Thanks!

Sunday, October 28th 2012

dear Alex Thank you,that was perfecta

Sunday, October 28th 2012

thx alex u are great teacher

Sunday, October 28th 2012

i’m the best

Monday, October 29th 2012

=p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p =p

Monday, October 29th 2012

Thank You Alex

Monday, October 29th 2012

Excelent classes !!

Monday, October 29th 2012

I got full mark! thanks Alex

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

I think you are a good teacher. I understand very clear your pronunciation and your helpful thanks

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Thank you so much Alex, and Carlos77 !!!

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Thank you. :)

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

I found this page very interesting and I like it, the teachers are very good and explain very well. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Thank you Alex for this great tuto, useful !! Good job !

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Great!!!

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

thank you very much for all your efforts. plz help me to be in touch with each other . im from palestine . i want to complete my studies but there is no enough money for me to complete or to leave my own country .
plz help me

Friday, November 2nd 2012

How can I doawload this video?

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

wow i got 10 of 10.i m so excited.

Sunday, November 4th 2012

dziękuje Alex

Sunday, November 4th 2012

AM REALLY APPRECIATED YOU LECTURE SIR. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR. BUT PLEASE SIR I HAVE A PROBLEMS ABOUT COMPREHENSION.

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Thanks Alex for this great lesson.
I want to say that with some very simple examples like the one of the test&feelings to explain why not using the preposition for, made this part of the lesson so clear that i’ll always remember this context before using it after adjectives.
Your way of teaching is fantastic and to the point. Thanks again.

Monday, November 5th 2012

Hi Alex,

I´m new web page user, this was an excellent lesson and i got 9 points :)

thanks.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

I’m terrible on taking quizzes.
Is it right? “I am terrible in taking quizzes.”

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

txn alot alex i have one qoustion that is:if i said i’m interesting ur speak….is that correct or in correct ? or can i use in…..tnx alot i hope u will replies me

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Thanks for you lessons, Alex. EngVid is an incredible site having great teachers with their cognitive and informative lessons. Carry on!I have one little question: could you tell me how to say “I am afraid of” in Passive Voice,I mean when smbdy is afraid of me. Thank you in advance

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

I got 10/10 hehehe Thank you so much Alex :)

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

i got 10 out of 10 ! thanks so much alex.
i have a question.
we use “in” when we are interested in something. we use “i am interested in IT” am i right?
what about i am interested a person. what preposition should we use? “in” or “on” for example: “i am interested on you” or “i am interested in you” , i am interested on him or i am interested in he or him?
thank you.

Friday, November 9th 2012

hi my favourite teacher Alex how r u doin? wish u doin wll, wanna ask u how can i use (i would)? my best wishes to u .

Friday, November 9th 2012

i got 9.not bad.thanks Alex.

Sunday, November 11th 2012

I had been troubled so many using preposition all the time. That lesson was very helping me to use in English.

Thank you for the lesson,

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Thanks for the class

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Kindly explain to me about the usage of behind and back .thanks a lot.

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

i got 90

Thursday, November 15th 2012

thank you Alex.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thank you Alex. I am not trying to be boastful but i ‘m very good at listening and writing. and the way you folks teach makes everything looks easy.

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Hi Alex
how are you ?
I want to understand all the tenses in English language and I want to speak an English language ..
Can you help me please ?

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Hello Alex! Good job! I’d like to know if is possible use ON instead OF in the forth sentence “… tired on trying.” Thank you!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Very good!

Sunday, November 25th 2012

Dear sir,
is it possible sir to nuber the lessons in order to enable us to know where we statr and where we finish, or there ia away and i don’t how to know it or use it.
thank you Mr.Alex
Nazar from Iraq

Friday, November 30th 2012

Thank you Alex, Great lesson! I just can’t understand the prepositions!!! For example, what is correct to say: I am not good at prepositions or I am not good with prepositions?

Friday, November 30th 2012

thanks Alx. this was nice.

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

thnx a lot :)

Saturday, December 8th 2012

great lesson thank u.

Saturday, December 8th 2012

I got 100%! Your lecture is very effective. Thank you Mr. Alex

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

thank you.

Saturday, December 15th 2012

my score is (You got 10 correct out of 10.) thanks for my best teacher it is worked

Sunday, December 16th 2012

10/10 Thank you, Sir!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

Hello,i am new participant in this website and I learned alot from you and miss Ronnie I have one question about ,Being, can we use being in this sentence? eg,I am scared of being alone.
I am being happy.
i am excied being meeting you

Saturday, December 29th 2012

Woow how awesome! I got 10/10. Good job Mr. Alex

Sunday, January 6th 2013

The essence of this topic is fairly well understood. It is impossible to cover all. But maybe you or somebody from engVid team can make a list of adjectives with commonly used prepositions. Thank you for the lesson, Alex!

Friday, January 11th 2013

I scored 10/10 after your lecture,,,,,,but i still have a lot problems like…..what is correct,,,,i am going to/on holiday…2) i am arrived at/to new york….he is died of/by/from malaria…….he will return by/in a week…..he is blind in/of one eye…….he is ill with/by fever.,,,,write with/in ink…..train is running to/by time…..i hope you like to help me love you all

Friday, January 25th 2013

HI Alex Sir,

This video is very useful to understand prepositions with adjectives, could you please exalin how to use prepostion ‘ for’.
Regards,
Suresh

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Really interesting, thank you very much.

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thank so much , it was really useful lesson :)

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you for the lesson

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Great! You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D
Thanks…

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

I like the lesson. Thank you Alex.

Sunday, February 17th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

thank you engvid

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

alex greats
My question is about the last verb in your examples. why do you use ing in cooking, writing trying it would be wrong if l put only the simple verb like cook, write and try.
thanks

Thursday, February 21st 2013

thnx alott alex

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Hello teacher Alex. Could you explain?
Why we use? ” I am interred in….” instead “I have interested in ….”
I supposed “is/am/are” always follow by ” ing ”
Such as. ” I am interesting in writing” OR ” I am exciting about your birthday.”
Why don’t we use like ” I have interred in writing” ” I have excited about your
birthday.”
Thank you.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thanks for your good examples about “adjective+preposition combinations”

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Great ! I like all your videos and the way You are explaining ! Thanks a lot !

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

nice and exelent

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Hello guys,

Does someone know the difference between report and reporting ?

Thank you in advance.

Friday, March 1st 2013

This video really help me understand English Grammar.

Friday, March 1st 2013

hi mr alex.thanks for ur advices.because it helps the students so much.i would like to know about pepositions usage.this is the hard topic for me.not only me its for every one.i searched in ur website.but i could get only few of them like at on in of.but i want know remaining.so is there any special website for preposition.could u pls help me.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank You, you’re a very good teacher.

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

hello teacher Alex,thank for your lessons ,but I want request you about adjective end in ed and ing,please teacher me

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Thank you Alex

Saturday, March 9th 2013

It’s a good lesson. Thank you for you help.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Very helpful! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

I feel confused

Monday, April 8th 2013

Ok Alex, thanks. 90%.

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Really you are Stunning teacher, thanks so much,although I got 100% result of quiz, I still weak in English

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Do you have “good to” in English? What is the meaning?

Example: She is very good to her patients.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

Thanks Alex!!! Your explanations are very helpful.

Friday, June 14th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013

Excellent Job, Thank you

Sunday, July 14th 2013

great class. Thanks Alex.

Thursday, July 18th 2013

10\9 not bad)))

Sunday, July 21st 2013

Hi, I have a question about “focused”.
I have learnt from my English teacher that I should always say ” I’m focused on sth or on doing sth. But today I saw someone writing focused in/at, like in the phrase:
I wasn’t focused in/at work today. Then, I asked that person If it shouldn’t be ” I wasn’t focused on my work today and she said that I could use in or at in this case and it would be right. I would like to know If she is right and that I really can use “focused ” this way.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

100% correct.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Unbelievable! I got 100. But it’s not so easy using them while speaking! Thanks Alex. . .

Friday, September 20th 2013

I was really confused with prepositions before I saw your video. Thanks Alex!

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

40 OF 10 EXCUSE ME…

Monday, October 7th 2013

thanks for this class

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

8/10 wow

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks I got 100%.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Are you hero or something like that

Friday, February 7th 2014

mark’s good (in) cooking

is it correct

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

What is the correct answer for number 8?

8. I’m terrible _____ taking quizzes.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thank! But this lesson is useful but i think it cant help us to know about ADJ + Preposition. I mean do you have formula to bring us up to know exactly when & how we use “preposition” in sentence. I’m always confuss about it. Waiting for your answer! Thank!

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks for you Alex,I am interesting in yours tips

Saturday, April 26th 2014

great lessons!!!! ALEX U R THE BEST!!

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Im intrested in your teaching method. Tnx alex

Thursday, June 26th 2014

thank you very much indeed!

Saturday, July 19th 2014

easy work 10:)))

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
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