Глагол + предлоги: about / for / of / after

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Глагол + about

talk / read / know ABOUT ... , tell somebody ABOUT ...

have a discussion ABOUT something, но discuss something (без предлога)

do something ABOUT something = do something to improve a bad situation = делать что-то, чтобы улучшить плохую ситуацию

Care about, care for и take care of

care ABOUT somebody/something = think that somebody/something is important = думать, что кто-то/что-то имеет важное значение

Мы говорим ‘care what/where/how ...’ и др. (без about)

care FOR somebody/something

(1) = like something = нравится что-нибудь, хотеть что-нибудь (обычно в вопросительных и отрицательных предложениях)

(2) = look after somebody = ухаживать; присматривать за кем-либо; заботиться о ком-либо

take care OF ... = look after

Глагол + for

ask (somebody) FOR ...

но

‘I asked him the way to ...’, ‘She asked me my name’ (без предлога)
‘Я спросил у него дорогу до ...’, ‘Она спросила у меня мое имя.’

apply (TO a person, a company etc.) FOR a job etc.

wait FOR ...

search (a person / a place / a bag etc.) FOR ...

leave (a place) FOR another place

Look for и look after

look FOR ... = search for, try to find = искать, пытаться найти

look AFTER ... = take care of (см. выше)

Упражнения

1. Вставьте правильный предлог. Если никакой предлог не нужен, оставьте поле пустым.

  1. I’m not going out yet. I’m waiting the rain to stop.
  2. I couldn’t find the street I was looking for, so I stopped someone to ask directions.
  3. I’ve applied a job at the factory. I don’t know if I’ll get it.
  4. I’ve applied three colleges. I hope one of them accepts me.
  5. I’ve searched everywhere John, but I haven’t been able to find him.
  6. I don’t want to talk what happened last night. Let’s forget it.
  7. I don’t want to discuss what happened last night. Let’s forget it.
  8. Key
  9. We had an interesting discussion the problem, but we didn’t reach a decision.
  10. We discussed the problem, but we didn’t reach a decision.
  11. I don’t want to go out yet. I’m waiting the post to arrive.
  12. Ken and Sonia are touring Italy. They’re in Rome at the moment, bur tomorrow they leave Venice.
  13. The roof of the house is in very bad condition. I think we ought to do something it.
  14. We waited Steve for half an hour, but he never came.
  15. Tomorrow morning I have to catch a plane. I’m leaving my house the airport at 7.30.

Key

2. Закончите предложения со следующими глаголами (в правильной форме) + предлог:

apply ask do leave look search talk wait

  1. Police are the man who escaped from prison.
  2. We’re still a reply to our letter. We haven’t heard anything yet.
  3. I think Ben likes his job, but he doesn’t it much.
  4. When I’d finished my meal, I the waiter the bill.
  5. Cathy is unemployed. She has several jobs, but she hasn’t had any luck.
  6. If something is wrong, why don’t you something it?
  7. Linda’s car is very old, but it’s in excellent condition. She it very well.
  8. Diane is from Boston, but now she lives in Paris. She Boston Paris when she was 19.

Key

3. Вставьте правильный предлог после care. Если никакой предлог не нужен, оставьте поле пустым.

  1. He’s very selfish. He doesn’t care other people.
  2. Are you hungry? Would you care something to eat?
  3. She doesn’t care the exam. She doesn’t care whether she passes or fails.
  4. Please let me borrow your camera. I promise I’ll take good care it.
  5. ‘Do you like this coat?’ ‘Not really. I don’t care the colour.’
  6. Don’t worry about the shopping. I’ll take care that.
  7. I want to have a good holiday. I don’t care the cost.
  8. I want to have a good holiday. I don’t care how much it costs.

Key

4. Закончите предложения с look for или look after. Используйте правильную форму глагола look (looks/looked/looking).

  1. I my keys, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
  2. Kate is a job. I hope she finds one soon.
  3. Who you when you were ill?
  4. I’m Elizabeth. Have you seen her?
  5. The car park was full, so we had to somewhere else to park.
  6. A babysitter is somebody who other people’s children.

Key

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