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1

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Kevin was complaining ___ pains in his chest, so he went to the doctor.

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Kevin was complaining of pains in his chest, so he went to the doctor.

2

You remind somebody of . . . = cause somebody to rem____.

 

 

 

 

You remind somebody of . . . = cause somebody to rem____.

  • This house reminds me of the one I lived in when I was a child.
  • Look at this photograph of Richard. Who does he remind you of?

2

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I love this music. lt reminds me ___ a warm day in spring.

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I love this music. lt reminds me of a warm day in spring.

2

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

He loves his job. He thinks ___ his work all the time, he dreams ___ it, he talks ___ it and I'm fed up with hearing ___ it.

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

He loves his job. He thinks about his work all the time, he dreams about it, he talks about it and I'm fed up with hearing about it.

3

When you think about something, you cons___ it, you conc___ your mind on it.

 

When you think about something, you cons___ it, you conc___ your mind on it.

  • I've thought about what you said and I've decided to take your advice.
  • Will you lend me the money?' I'll think about it.'

4

We also use think of when we ask or give an op___.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also use think of when we ask or give an opinion.

  • "What did you think of the movie?' "I didn't think much of it." (= I didn't like it much)

The difference is sometimes very small and you can use of or about:

  • When I'm alone, I often think of (or about) you.

4

You can say think of or think about doing something for pos____ future actions.

 

 

You can say think of or think about doing something for pos____ future actions.

  • My sister is thinking of (or about) going to Canada. (= she is considering it)

4

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Our neighbours complained ___ us ___ the noise we made last night.

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Our neighbours complained to us about the noise we made last night.

5

Put the correct proposition: of, about or from.

"Have you heard ___ a writer called William Hudson?" " No, I don't think so. What sort of writer is he?"


 

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of, about or from.

"Have you heard of a writer called William Hudson?" " No, I don't think so. What sort of writer is he?"

5

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

We're thinking ___ going out to eat this evening. Would you like to come?

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

We're thinking of/about going out to eat this evening. Would you like to come?

6

You use hear from when you rec___ something from somebody.

 

You use hear from when you rec___ something (letter, phone call, e-mail, etc.) from somebody.

"Have you heard from Jane recently?" Yes, she called a few days ago."

 

7

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Do you see that man over there? Does he remind you ___ anybody you know?

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

Do you see that man over there? Does he remind you of anybody you know?

8

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I would have forgotten my appointment if jane hadn't reminded me ____ it.

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I would have forgotten my appointment if jane hadn't reminded me about it.

9

Warn somebody about or of a d___ means that something bad which m___ happen later.

 

 

Warn somebody about or of a danger means that something bad which might happen later.

  • Scientists have warned us about (or of) the effects of climate change.

 

11

When you think of something, the idea c___ to your mind.
 

 

When you think of something, the idea comes to your mind.

  • lt was my idea. I thought of it first. (not thought about it)
  • I felt embarrassed. I couldn't think of anything to say. (not think about anything)

13

When you are a sleep you often dream ab__ something.

 

When you are a sleep you often dream about something.

13

When you use the expression wouldn't dream of doing something you means "you would n___ do it".

 

When you use the expression wouldn't dream of doing something you means "you would never do it".

  • "Don't tell anyone what I said". "No, I wouldn't dream of it" (= I would never do it)

 

14

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I like to have time to make decisions. I like to think ___ things carefully.

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I like to have time to make decisions. I like to think about things carefully.

15

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

"You wouldn't leave without telling me, would you?" "Of course not. I wouldn't dream ___ it".


 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

"You wouldn't leave without telling me, would you?" "Of course not. I wouldn't dream of it".

16

 

When you dream of/about being something / doing something you i____ being or doing it.

 

 

 

When you dream of/about being something / doing something you imagine being or doing it.

17

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I don't think much ___ this coffee. lt's like water.

 

 

 

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I don't think much of this coffee. lt's like water. (= I don't like it)

19

When your hear about something, you're to be t___ about it.

 

When your hear about something, you're to be told about it.

  • Did you hear about what happened at the club on Saturday night?

 

20

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

When I was offered the job, I didn't accept immediately. I went away and thought ___ it for a while. In the end I decided to take the job.


 

 

 

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

When I was offered the job, I didn't accept immediately. I went away and thought ___ it for a while. In the end I decided to take the job.

22

When you hear of something or somebody, you know that somebody or something ex___.

 

When you hear of something or somebody, you know that somebody or something exists.

  • "Who is Tom Hart?" "I have no idea. I've never heard of him". (not heard from him)

 

23

When you complain of a pain, an illness, etc., you say say that you have a p___, ill___, etc.

 

 

When you complain of a pain, an illness, etc., you say say that you have a pain, illness, etc.

  • We called the doctor because George was complaining of a pain in his stomach.

24

Put the correct proposition: of, about or from.

Thanks for your email. lt was good to heard ___ you.

 

 

Put the correct proposition: of, about or from.

Thanks for your email. lt was good to heard from you.

25

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I don't know what to get Sarah for her birthday. Can you think ___ anything?

Put the correct proposition: of or about.

I don't know what to get Sarah for her birthday. Can you think of anything?

27

When you complaint to somebody about you say that you are not sat____.

When you complaint to somebody about you say that you are not satisfied.

  • We complained to the manager of the restaurant about the food .

29

Warn somebody about a person or thing which means that this person or thing are b__, dang___, un___, etc.
 


 

 

 

Warn somebody about a person or thing which means that this person or thing are bad, dangerous, unusual, etc.

  • I knew he was a strange person. I had been warned about him. (not warned of him)
  • Vicky warned me about the traffic. She said it would be bad.

30

You remind somebody about = tell somebody not to f____.

 

 

You remind somebody about = tell somebody not to f____.

  • I'm glad you reminded me about the meeting. I'd completely forgotten about it.