In learning English some verbs are followed by certain prepositions. Here we have a small list of them with a sentence to follow as an example.
Apply for: I have applied for the job offer and I still haven’t got any news.
Argue with: My mother argued with my teacher about my grade.
Argue about: We argued about the problem yesterday.
Apologize for: she apologized for her bad behavior.
Begin with: Our class began with an introduction of students.
Believe in: I don’t believe in ghosts.
Blame somebody for: She blamed her son for spilling his milk.
Borrow from: His friend borrowed some money from him.
Care for/about: We cared for her a lot. They didn’t care about the problem
Choose between: They had to choose between the old house and the new house.
Confess to: The lady confessed to the priest in the old church.
Cope with: He usually copes with the difficulties very well.
Dedicate to: She dedicated her life to the poor.
Discuss with: We discussed with each other about the problem for two hours.
Dream of/about: I always dream of somewhere strange at nights. Her dream was about yesterday’s trip.
Drink to: let’s drink to our health.
Escape from: The animals escaped from the fire in hurry.
Explain to: Our teacher explained the lesson to us three times.
Expel from: John was expelled from school yesterday.
Emerge from: Mushrooms emerge from the soil after heavy raining.
Face with: We all have to face with realities.
Feel about: Do you have a feeling about your friend?
Forget about: Her family forgets about her.
Get married to: Mary is going to get married to Mike.
Get rid of: We have to get rid of the spider in the kitchen.
Hide from: The thief tried to hide from the police but he couldn’t.
Hope for: The all hoped for the best.
Insist on: The child insisted on playing outside.
Invest in: Don’t invest your money in that business.
Know about: Our neighbor knew about us moving today.
Listen to: I like listening to music while I’m taking a shower.
Meet with: I met him with his wife while they were shopping downtown.
Pay for: We all pay for our bad decisions.
Pray for: I pray for him every night to get better.
Rely on: Don’t rely on something that is not true.
There are much more verbs with their prepositions that are going to be mentioned later.