Preposition has always been one of the fundamentals in forming a statement, sentence, phrase, clause etc. It is a very vital part of speech in English language. Here, are some common mistakes students make with prepositions.
1. Conform to, not with.
Don’t say: We must conform with the rules.
Say: We must conform to the rules.
Note. But “comply” takes “with” e.g “We will comply with your request.”
2. Congratulate on, not for.
Don’t say: I congratulate you for your success.
Say: I congratulate you on your success.
3. Covered with, not by.
Don’t say: The Mountains are covered by snow.
Say: The Mountains are covered with snow.
4. Cured of, not from.
Don’t say: The man was cured from his illness.
Say: The man was cured of his illness.
Note. But the noun “cure” takes for: e.g “ There is no cure for that disease.”
5. Depend on, not from.
Don’t say: It depends from him.
Say: It depends on him.
Note. Also ‘rely on’ e.g ‘ I cannot rely on him.’
So speak right and write right.