Глагол + предлоги: about и of

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dream ABOUT ... (когда вы спите)

dream OF/ABOUT being something / doing something = imagine = воображать, представлять себе; мечтать быть кем-либо, делать что-либо

(I) wouldn’t dream OF doing something = I would never do it = я бы никогда этого не сделал


hear ABOUT ... = be told about something = слышать о чем-то (со слов других)

hear OF ... = знать, что кто-то/что-то существует

hear FROM ... = услышать от кого-то новости = получить письмо, телефонный звонок или сообщение от кого-нибудь


think ABOUT ... и think OF ...

Когда вы think ABOUT something (думаете о чем-либо), вы обдумываете это, вы сконцентрированы на этом:

Когда вы think OF something, вам на ум приходит мысль (умная):

Мы также используем think of, когда спрашиваем или высказываем мнение:

Разница иногда очень незначительна, поэтому можно использовать как of, так и about:

Вы можете сказать think of или think about doing something (о возможных будущих действиях):


remind somebody ABOUT ... = напомнить кому-нибудь, чтобы он/она не забыли

remind somebody OF ... = напомнить кому-нибудь так, чтобы она/она вспомнили что-либо


complain (TO somebody) ABOUT ... = say that you are not satisfied = жаловаться; выражать недовольство

complain OF a pain, an illness etc. = say that you have a pain etc. = жаловаться на боль и др.


warn somebody ABOUT - предупредить о ком-то или чем-то плохом, опасном, необычном и др..

warn somebody ABOUT/OF - предупредить об опасности, о чем-то плохом, что может случиться позже


1. Вставьте правильный предлог.

  1. Did you hear what happened at the party on Saturday?
  2. ‘I had a strange dream last night.’ ‘Did you? What did you dream ?’
  3. Our neighbours complained us the noise we made last night.
  4. Kevin was complaining pains in his chest, so he went to the doctor.
  5. I love this music. It reminds me a warm day in spring.
  6. He loves his job. He thinks his job all the time, he dreams it, he talks it and I’m fed up with hearing it.
  7. I tried to remember the name of the book, but I couldn’t think it.
  8. Jackie warned me the water. She said it wasn’t safe to drink.
  9. We warned our children the dangers of playing in the street.


2. Закончите предложения, используя следующие глаголы (в правильной форме) + правильный предлог:

complain dream hear remind remind think think warn

  1. That’s a good idea. Why didn’t I that?
  2. Bill is never satisfied. He is always something.
  3. I can’t make a decision yet. I need time to your proposal.
  4. Before you go into the house, I must you the dog. He is very aggressive sometimes, so be careful.
  5. She’s not a well-known singer. Not many people have her.
  6. A: You wouldn’t go away without telling me, would you?
    B: Of course not. I wouldn’t it.
  7. I would have forgotten my appointment if Jane hadn’t me it.
  8. Do you see that man over there? Does he you anybody you know?


3. Закончите предложения, используя hear или heard + правильный предлог (about/of/from).

  1. I’ve never Tom Hart. Who is he?
  2. ‘Did you the accident last night?’ ‘Yes, Vicky told me.’
  3. Jill used to phone quite often, but I haven’t her for a long time now.
  4. A: Have you a writer called William Hudson?
    B: No, I don’t think so. What sort of writer is he?
  5. Thank you for your letter. It was good to you again.
  6. ‘Do you want to our holiday?’ ‘Not now. Tell me later.’
  7. I live in a small town in the north of England. You’ve probably never it.


4. Закончите предложения, используя think about или think of. Иногда возможны варианты и с about, и с of. Используйте правильную форму глагола think (think/thinking/thought).

  1. You look serious. What are you ?
  2. I like to have time to make decisions. I like to things carefully.
  3. I don’t know what to get Sarah for her birthday. Can you anything?
  4. A: I’ve finished reading the book you lent me.
    B: Have you? What did you it? Did you like it?
  5. We’re going out for a meal this evening. Would you like to come?
  6. I don’t really want to go out with Tom tonight. I’ll have to an excuse.
  7. When I was offered the job, I didn’t accept immediately. I went away and it for a while. In the end I decided to take the job.
  8. I don’t much this coffee. It’s like water.
  9. Carol is very homesick. She’s always her family back home.



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