Lesson 8: Prepositions after verbs

Some verbs are followed by a certain preposition. Here are some of the most common verbs that need prepositions.

Belong to somebody

This coat belongs to Julie.

Depend on something / somebody

It depends on the weather.

Explain something to somebody

Please explain this answer to me.

Give something to somebody

I gave some flowers to my girlfriend.

Listen to something / somebody

Please listen to me!

Look at something / somebody

Oh! Look at the sky! It’s beautiful.

Pay somebody for something

I paid the waiter for the coffee.

Talk to somebody about something

She talked to her sister about her job.

Wait for something / somebody

Could you please wait for me?

Worry about something

My mother always worries about me.

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