Howdy, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I hope it’s going great! :)
Anyway, I’d like to talk about grammar, which is ‘Adjective + Preposition (OF / TO)’. Here we go! #GrammarTrivia
1. Adjective + OF: afraid of, jealous of, suspicious of, aware of, capable of, full of, tired of, and typical of. #GrammarTrivia
Afraid OF: “Are you afraid OF dogs?” | Jealous OF: “Why are you always so jealous OF others?” #GrammarTrivia
Suspicious OF: “He didn’t trust me. He was suspicious OF my intentions.” #GrammarTrivia
Aware OF: “Did you know he was married? I wasn’t aware OF that.” #GrammarTrivia
Capable OF: “I’m sure you’re capable OF passing the examination.” #GrammarTrivia
Full OF: “The letter I wrote was full OF mistakes. (NOT ‘full with’). #GrammarTrivia
Tired OF: “Come on, let’s go! I’m tired OF waiting.” (= I’ve had enough of waiting) #GrammarTrivia
Typical OF: “He’s late again. It’s typical OF him to keep everybody waiting.” #GrammarTrivia
2. Adjective + TO: married to and similar to. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia
Married TO: “Linda is married TO an American.” | Similar TO: “Your writing is similar TO mine.” #GrammarTrivia
Therefore, that’s how we use ‘Adjective + Preposition (OF / TO)’. I hope this short discussion helps you. #GrammarTrivia
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on November 10, 2014.