Prepositions usually appear after adjectives to help the adjective to describe ideas or emotions. The preposition is typically followed by a noun or gerund to form a prepositional phrase.


1. Adjective + about – this pair expresses feelings caused by specific situations or events.


  • angry about

She is angry about the noise from the neighbours.

  • furious about

The man was furious about waiting in the rain all night.

  • mad about

The preposition is the word that makes a connection between a noun or pronoun to other part of the sentence, or a noun phrase to other part of the sentence.

On, at, and in are the main prepositions to indicate position, time and states.

Preposition on:

1. refers a surface of something

2. specifies days and dates

3. refers TV or other devices, phones, machines…

4. refers the parts of the body

5. to refer a state.


1. On - for a surface of something – I put all my books on the desk.

I have an apple on my table.

The notebook is on my chair.

2. On – for days and dates - We will do it on Friday.

I was born on 5th February.

The private teacher comes on Wednesdays.

The building was constructed on the 15th day of February in 1968.

3. On – for TV or other machines like phone or computer...

Mother is on the phone right now.

The talk-show is on TV now.

My son has been on the computer since 7 o’clock in the morning.

Our favourite team match will be on TV tonight. I saw it on BBC.


Some verbs need a preposition before the object of the verb. Prepositions after verbs are called dependent prepositions and they are followed by a noun or gerund.

Attention! The preposition doesn't change the meaning of the verb. These verbs with prepositions are not phrasal verbs!

The most usual verbs with prepositions are:

  1. Verbs + about:
  • care about

He really cares about me.

  • complain about

My mother complained about me to my father.

  • hear about

Did you hear about Jane’s accident?

About înseamnă:


  1. „despre” (‘on the subject of’, ‘concerning of’).
  • This book is about love.
  • I care about my students.
  • She cares about her family.


  1. a) „aproximativ” (‘approximately').
  • I have about 100 euro in my wallet.
  • I have about 2 miles to get there.


     b) o estimare ”în mare” (rough estimate)


  • There are about 15 children in the class.
  • It was about 8 o’clock.
  • My teacher is about fifty years old.

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