Basic English Usage
Verb phrases are often formed with a preposition. Again, we will focus on common combinations.
look at X = to inspect X; to consider X
He wanted to look at new cars.
She looked at all the files.
look for X = to search for X
I have to look for a gift for my brother.
Are you looking for someone in particular?
report on X = to present information about X
We will report on our work when it is done.
She reports on current events.
talk to X about Y :
We will talk to Ben about the new policy.
Have you talked to Bob about it?
depend on X for Y :
We depend on them for ontime delivery.
They depended on me for my expertise.
Lesson: Prepositions in Verb Phrases
Course: Basic English Usage