Basic English Usage
Noun phrases with their unique prepositions: time to practice some more. It's best to say them out loud.
awareness of X :
Your awareness of our need for increased sales is improving.
Managers asked for increased awareness of workplace safety.
cost of X :
What was the cost of the new printer?
We needed more money to cover the cost of the computers.
competition for X :
Is there any competition for the management position?
The competition for customers is growing.
decrease/increase in X :
Will there be an increase in vacation time next year?
We regret to announce that there was a decrease in sales last quarter.
connection with X :
We want to know about his connection with the contractor's prior work.
She has a connection with an executive in that company.
Note: These noun phrases are not always constructed with only these prepositions. They are just the most common combinations.
Lesson: Phrases 1
Course: Basic English Usage