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  1. able
    + infinitive Tom is able to play the guitar with his toes
  2. ability
    to Donkeys have the ability to communicate with one another via sonar
  3. accede
    to Management was not willing to accede to labor's initial demands
  4. access
    to Due to patient privacy acts, access to medical records requires explicit consent by the patient
  5. acclaimed
    as Martha Graham was acclaimed as the greatest dancer of her times
  6. accompanied
    by Each Quantitative and Verbal lesson is accompanied by a reinforcement quiz
  7. according
    to The questions in an adaptive test are weighted according to their difficulty
  8. account
    for Micorosft announced that China will account for a larger share of company's revenue in 2010
  9. on
    account of We canceled the beach picnic on account of the bad weather forecast
  10. account
    to Researchers took these factors into account to see if they made a difference
  11. accuse
    of The politician was accused of being economical with the truth
  12. acquaint
    with Let me acquaint you with my family
  13. acquiesced
    to After a hard-fought battle, the retailers finally acquiesced to the draft regulations
  14. adapted
    for How can health promotion interventions be adapted for minority ethnic communities
  15. adapted
    to We fail to understand how human ancestors adapted to previous periods of climate change
  16. affect
    to As per the market experts there won't be any immediate affect to the market due to the recent buy out
  17. affected
    by He was deeply affected by the themes in the play
  18. affinity
    with Some people have a natural affinity with children
  19. afflicted
    with Recently, software engineers have become a group afflicted with the disease
  20. afraid
    of Although he is not afraid of the dark he cannot continue without his flashlight
  21. agree
    on + noun / gerund UN officials agree on major downsizing in peacekeeping force
  22. agree
    to You agree to pay to us the reasonable cost of re-delivering the goods to you
  23. agree
    with I tend to agree with everything you have said
  24. to aid
    + person / thing Merkel makes public case for Germany to aid Greece?
  25. aid
    in + gerund The explorers needed aid in finding drinking water
  26. aim
    at RIM takes aim at consumer market with new BlackBerry OS 6.0
  27. allergy
    to As strange as it sounds, it's possible to have an allergy to cold temperatures.
  28. allocated
    to Under the new constitution, a fixed number of seats are allocated to the military and to civilians
  29. allows
    for Hybrid motherboard allows for two complete systems on one board
  30. a
    lot Sad movies always make her cry a lot
  31. although
    X Y Although he had slept at 7 and woke up at 10, he was still sleepy
  32. alternative
    to Clay-based hydrogels could be green alternative to polymers
  33. amount
    to NHTSA says Toyota's violations could amount to $13.8 billion
  34. analogy
    with Alexander first studied the vortex tube by making an analogy with a concentric-pipe
  35. analogous
    to We don't believe that 802.11a will prove analogous to Betamax
  36. angry
    at I was so angry at myself, and wanted to give up there and then
  37. widely
    anticipated that It is widely anticipated that the Securities Act will be brought into force by 2012
  38. appear
    to 'Milk drops' under the tongue appear to treat milk allergies
  39. apply
    to Feb 1st was not the last day to apply to college
  40. argue
    over/with Few people would argue with the premise that the quality of CD players has improved over the years
  41. appeal
    to A group of South Tampa homeowners filed a legal appeal to block construction of a WiFi tower
  42. approve/disapprove
    of His mother-in-law did not approve of his slovenly manner
  43. *as..
    as Chocolate tastes as good as ice cream
  44. as X
    so Y As interest rates are rising, so have consumer and producer prices
  45. as..
    so too Just as the French like their wine, so (too) the English like their beer
  46. as X
    to Y We are puzzled as to how it happened
  47. ask
    of All I ask of you is one thing, please don't be cynical
  48. ask X
    to Y I asked her to baby-sit for my child
  49. ask
    + infinitive Prosecutors ask to close case against von Brunn
  50. ask
    + person + infinitive Ireland has asked Fifa to let them be an extra team in next year's World Cup
  51. *associate
    with The left wants the Republicans to closely associate with the Tea Party movement
  52. associate X
    with Y Programmers associate the website with certain file types present in the Windows registry
  53. assume..
    to be.. Why do people assume everyone needs some mate to be happy?
  54. assure
    that The company cannot assure that they can attract and retain talented highly qualified executives
  55. at least as..
    as Robot Band is at least as good as Coldplay
  56. attend
    to (someone) Alexander leaves Mets to attend to family issues
  57. attribute X
    to Y The poor first quarter results are attributed to the merger related restructuring
  58. attempt
    to Nestle's attempt to censor Greenpeace palm oil ad backfires
  59. attention
    to The Black Caps are quickly turning their attention to their next assignment at the T20 World Cup
  60. attend
    to (someone) The emergency room doctor attended to the injured victim
  61. attended
    by Car crash at the labour event was attended by 10 cabinet ministers?
  62. attest
    to Second amendment is quite clear, at least to the literate
  63. authority
    on Government may seek more authority on vehicle safety
  64. authority
    to A federal appeals court has ruled that FCC lacks the authority to prevent ISPs from controlling internet traffic
  65. available
    to Apple has made hardware video decoding available to developers
  66. averse
    to In the past two years, retail investors became completely averse to putting money in IPOs
  67. aware
    of ETFs are useful low-cost tools, but investors should be aware of the risks involved
  68. aware
    that Americans are aware that their political class may not always act in their best interes
  69. based
    on The results are based on a comprehensive ten year study
  70. because
    of In March, more than 100 U.S. schools closed because of swine flu
  71. begin
    + infinitive He will begin to study twelve hours before the test
  72. believe X
    to be Y After seeing the flying saucer, I believe UFOs to be a real phenomenon
  73. belief
    in Belief in God plays a positive role in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  74. benefit
    from EU diplomats are likely to benefit from a new intelligence hub
  75. between
    [a] and [b] He could not decide between Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran
  76. better served by X
    than by Y Justice is better served late than never
  77. better
    than Students find free online lectures better than what they're paying for
  78. both X
    and Y Both the movie and the play were good
  79. boom
    in Overseas super-rich fuel boom in London's luxury market
  80. built
    by The Taj Mahal was built by Shar Jahan
  81. call
    for Pediatricians call for a choke-proof hot dog
  82. capable
    of Bacteria are more capable of complex decision-making than thought earlier
  83. care
    about How much do business schools care about your score?
  84. care
    for The GMAT centers on the knowledge of basic math and writing/reading skills
  85. centers
    on + person/thing Energy bill debate centers on nuclear provision
  86. center
    upon The study of economics centers upon the problem of scarcity
  87. choice
    of Bill would end choice of paper or plastic
  88. choose
    to / from Let us choose from all candidates in Ohio's primary elections
  89. choose
    + infinitive Facing mass lay-offs, whirlpool workers choose to fight company
  90. claims
    to Iran claims to have proof against detained Americans
  91. claims
    to be The Fed claims to be on the lookout for new asset bubbles
  92. collaborate
    with Agilent Technologies will collaborate with Southeast University to produce a SAP software
  93. collide
    with Milky Way is poised to collide with nearest galaxy sooner scientists has originally predicted
  94. comment
    on Brown declined to offer any comment on the opposition parties' demand in Parliament
  95. combined X
    with Y Particulate pollution combined with airborne soot adds to global warming
  96. combined X
    and Y The combined United and Continental will have flights reaching from Shanghai to South Amerca
  97. compare
    to (similarities) This stimulus package doesn't compare to previous programs for banks and the auto industry
  98. compare
    with (differences) Greece's debt problems can't be compared with crises experienced in Argentina
  99. *compare A
    to B The music critic favorably compared him to Bob Dylan
  100. *compare A
    with B Broccoli is good for you compared with ice cream
  101. compensate
    for The Jays made a last-minute lineup change to compensate for Frank Wright
  102. comply
    with Many employers have been forced to hire third-party firms to help comply with the new rules
  103. comprise
    of For the purpose of this report Asia-Pacific is deemed to comprise of India and China
  104. to be
    + composed of + thing The PNP is composed of professional police officers
  105. concerned
    for (i.e., worried) Kristopher's family are very concerned for his welfare
  106. concerned
    with They are concerned with investor relations more than actual profitability
  107. conclude
    that It is still too early to conclude that the worst is over for the Euro
  108. concur
    in (an opinion) I concur in the result reached by the majority
  109. concur
    with (a person) Eurogroup Ministers concur with the Commission that market access for Greece is not sufficient
  110. conducive
    to The damp conditions were not conducive to the spectacular tennis that Nadal often displayed
  111. conform
    to When you work at a new company, you should try to conform to its corporate culture
  112. in conformity
    with AEC Chairman's position is not in conformity with the constitutional responsibilities
  113. connection
    between X and Y Consumers didn't really understand the connection between Cisco's name and what its brand stands for
  114. consequence
    of The company doesn't foresee any job losses as a consequence of the deal
  115. consider
    X Y (without to be) Australia may consider raising rate in balanced move?
  116. consist
    of The new lineup of 5 series will consist of four variants, the 523i, 535i, 525d and 530d
  117. consist
    with A pathologist said the bruises around Mark's neck were consist with strangulation
  118. consist
    in The advantages would consist in obtaining the necessary resources to fund large infrastructure projects
  119. consistent
    with Your grades are not consistent with your abysmal GMAT scores
  120. contend
    that He contends that the GMAT has a cultural bias
  121. *consider
    + person/thing How important do you consider the test?
  122. continue
    + infinitive If you continue to study, you will succeed
  123. contrast A
    with B If you contrast bulb with tubelight, you can see the difference
  124. in contrast
    to The candidate claims to support tax cuts, in contrast to his prior statements
  125. contribute
    to At present, town employees do not contribute to their health insurance
  126. contrary
    to Contrary to some reports, the Detroit-Ann Arbor rail plan hasn't fallen off the tracks
  127. convert
    to You may convert muscle to fat if you study too much
  128. correspond
    to These minutes correspond to the committee's rate decision meeting on April 7th
  129. correspond
    with Quite simply, this documentary does not correspond with reality
  130. *count
    on + person/thing He counts on management support
  131. cost
    to / of The company estimates the cost to drill the containment well will top $100 million
  132. craving
    for This is what all gamers have been craving for, the all new Call of Duty
  133. created
    with (not to) The plan was researched and created with help from the Consortium for Educational Change
  134. give credit
    for (doing something) Some federal judges also give credit for charitable giving and other good deeds
  135. to credit
    with Dalton wanted to share some credit with his parents
  136. credit
    to Let's give due credit to the newcomers?
  137. are in danger of
    + gerund Key positions throughout the district are in danger of being eliminated
  138. date
    from The two Central Park works date from the early 1960s
  139. deal
    with Alabama officials in mobile to deal with oil spill response?
  140. debate
    over A public debate over the choice for the next governor-general is unusual in Canada
  141. debate
    on Recent high court cases revive debate on judicial activism?
  142. decide
    + infinitive We decided to continue
  143. decide
    on + person/thing We decided on the new format
  144. decline
    in Reliance Capital Ltd, posted a 57% decline in net profit for fiscal 2009
  145. defend
    against Wal-Mart must defend against bias suit?
  146. defined
    "as Illegal Immigration, better defined as ""Illegal Migration"" is not a new issue"
  147. delighted
    by The captain was delighted by his team's barrage of runs in the final five overs
  148. demand
    that Activists demand that it is time the government appointed a non-bureaucrat to head the council
  149. demonstrate
    that The U.S. needs to demonstrate that its mediation can bear fruit
  150. depend
    on Our place in the playoffs depends on whether we win tonight
  151. depends
    on whether Tcountry’s long-term future depends on whether the government can clean up its culture of corruption
  152. depicted
    as Female athletes have been typically depicted as frail and delicate
  153. descend
    from The great bankers never descend from their tower to deal with people like you and me
  154. descendant
    of Rebecca Smith, a descendant of the Austen family, said she was very pleased with the exhibition
  155. desirous
    of Candidates desirous of enrolling for the coaching classes may obtain application forms free of charge
  156. determined
    by The chart is determined by a points system based on a questionnaire
  157. *different
    from The CAT is very different from the paper and pencil GMAT
  158. difficult
    + infinitive Many students find the CAT difficult to take
  159. disclose
    to + person/organization Toyota has agreed to pay fines for failing to disclose to NHTSA its knowledge regarding the sticky pedals
  160. *distinguish
    between X and Y He wasn't able to distinguish between domestic and international production
  161. *distinguish
    X from Y Juries must attempt to distinguish truth from falsehood
  162. disagree
    with (person/idea) We completely disagree with the hostile approach of the Ministry
  163. discourage
    from The most effective way for people to discourage from using cigarette is to sell them at a higher price
  164. dispose
    of The Delhi government has directed all medical establishments to dispose of radioactive material
  165. feel disgusted
    with Most people seem to feel disgusted with what Brian's doing
  166. dispute
    whether A batter might dispute whether the last pitch was a strike or not
  167. divergent
    from The aspirations of larger firms in Scotland are becoming divergent from those of the smaller ones
  168. doubt
    that There is no doubt that the EU has mishandled the Greek debt debacle
  169. draw
    on (take out) Craig Brown will draw on his experience of leading Scotland in the world cup game
  170. draw
    + thing Australia to draw inspiration from snooker champion?
  171. to be drawn
    to + thing/person DJs who generally avoid hip-hop seem to be drawn to the song because of its house-music roots
  172. *dream
    of / about He used to dream of owning a hotel one day
  173. due
    to On Tuesday, local train services were disrupted due to the strike by motormen
  174. dwindle
    from The sanitation division has seen its workforce dwindle from 28 employees to just 17
  175. [in an] effort
    to The union government had lifted import duties on sugar in an effort to cool down domestic retail prices
  176. easy
    to Nowadays it's easy to get a cellphone in somebody else's name
  177. either..
    or.. Either she shows up for her deposition today or she will probably lose the lawsuit
  178. elect
    to Ireland wins the toss and elected to bowl first?
  179. elect
    + person Flushing Township voters elect Brian Gilstrap Peck as the next mayor
  180. be embarrased
    by (not at) Lewis Hamilton was left embarrased by the incident
  181. emerges
    from New ash cloud emerges from Iceland volcano grounding Irish
  182. *enable
    + person + infinitive Gordon has been granted a U.S. visa to enable him to speak at the upcoming conference
  183. enable X
    to Y That would enable him to fully recover and play, not just in the World Cup but for many years to come
  184. enamored
    with I was enamored with my trip to Brazil
  185. *encourage
    + person + infinitive The School has been trying to encourage students to pursue a science based field
  186. encourage X
    to Y The School has been trying to encourage students to pursue a science based field
  187. encouraged
    by We are encouraged by the earnings power of our company
  188. end
    with / in U.S. stocks end with worst losses in three months?
  189. entrusted
    with The TTD cannot be entrusted with handling sensitive religious issues
  190. be envious
    of Russian commanders, envious of the success of Western forces, have long studied their former foes
  191. be equal
    to Greece's public deficit was equal to 13.6% of its gross domestic product
  192. escape
    from Seven convicted armed robbers escaped from the prison?
  193. be essential
    to Speed is essential to success in the Internet marketplace
  194. estimate
    to be Total non-farm losses in Arizona are estimated to be around $50 million
  195. to be
    + essential to + person/thing Accounting skills will continue to be essential to creating and sustaining successful businesses
  196. except
    for + person/thing He did well on the GMAT, except for the sentence correction questions.
  197. except
    for + gerund All of the markets surveyed returned with a positive outlook, except for France
  198. except
    that It is hard to conclude anything except that the U.S. is against Iran possessing any nuclear weapons.
  199. to exchange X
    for Y Iran is prepared to resume talks on the terms of exchange of its low-enriched uranium for nuclear fuel
  200. expect
    to Police expect to seek a warrant today for the man accused
  201. X expected
    to Y The oil spill in Gulf of Mexico is expected to impact seafood prices?
  202. expected that X
    would be Y It is expected that the SEC will reopen talks with Goldman Sachs
  203. explain
    to Pharmacists are requiered to explain to patients exactly how to use the drugs
  204. expose
    to The objective of the workshop was to expose to the students to the correct method of moonsighting
  205. extend
    to Effects of being born small extend to adulthood?
  206. extent
    of Israel has exposed the extent of its crackdown on resistance in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court
  207. equal
    to The incomes of public sector workers were equal to those in the private sector
  208. fail
    in The wind mill operators fail in forecasting the actual power generation from their projects
  209. fail
    to US and Iran fail to agree on non-proliferation?
  210. fear
    that They fear that some aspects of financial reform will benefit the big banks
  211. fluctuations
    in All electricity networks need to manage unpredictable fluctuations in consumer demand
  212. be familiar
    with A person familiar with the terms of the deal said it is worth nearly $1.2 billion over six years
  213. fascinated
    by Britons have long been fascinated by American presidential politics
  214. flee
    from The convict fled from the country
  215. *forbid
    to They are also forbid to attend license, public service or teaching staff examinations
  216. forbid X
    to do Y The coach forbid Mark Lamar to play in the semi finals
  217. for over..
    xx years Harris has been messing with computers for over 30 years
  218. force
    + thing/person + infinitive Visa problems force world champion Mark Greatbatch to train in Vancouver?
  219. focus
    on + thing/person Indian software companies focus on global alliances for big deals?
  220. frequency
    of TransLink is increasing the frequency of bus runs in some areas at certain times of the day
  221. from X
    to Y Australia interest rates rise from 3% to 4.5%?
  222. get credit
    for Brain deserves credit for attempting to lead Munster in the absence of their captain
  223. get rid
    of A West Allis couple wants the city to help get rid of deer in their neighborhood
  224. grow
    from Dell Computer grew from a start- up to a Fortune 500 company in less than 15 years
  225. grow
    out of Needless to say, they quickly grew out of their first office
  226. help
    + thing/person + infinitive Their direct business model helped them to grow rapidly
  227. be hindered
    by General Motors said that its April sales were hindered by the performance of some of its brands
  228. hypothesize
    that The researchers hypothesize that needles cause a stress response in the body
  229. in contrast
    to The upbeat figures stand in contrast to the budget deficits across Europe and in the U.S.
  230. inclined
    to Members of the state high court appeared inclined to punish companies violating enviornmental reugulations
  231. in danger
    of Schumacher was never in danger of falling out of the top 10 F1 drivers
  232. identical
    to/with His DNA is identical with his twin's
  233. independent
    from The Federal Reserve Board is supposed to be independent from political considerations
  234. Independent
    of The reporting will be independent of mainstream media
  235. indifferent
    towards Some countries are indifferent towards human rights
  236. indicate
    that Dell's recent stock trouble may indicate that their growth will not continue to be as rapid
  237. indicate
    to + person These leads from the investigation indicate to the fact that recycling of expired drugs is a nationwide racket
  238. infected
    with WHO estimates 12 million people are infected with syphilis worldwide each year
  239. inherit
    from The way the human body stores fat is something we inherit from our parents
  240. in order
    to In order to maintain the same level of sales volume, Canadian exporters would have to lower their prices
  241. insist
    that Many analysts insist that demand for coking coal will continue to rise
  242. instance
    of This is the first instance of an India-born individual being appointed to the post of a dean in Harvard
  243. instead
    of Most commuters preferred travelling by foot instead of wasting time sitting in their cars
  244. instill X
    in Y Mr. Nohria said one of his goals is to instill more public trust in MBAs
  245. intent
    to With a clear intent to capture the consumer's attention, Google has redesigned its image search results
  246. interaction
    of The new study explains how the interaction of hormones and stem cells give rise to breast cancer
  247. introduce
    to As an advisor you now have another valuable product on your shelf to introduce to your clients.
  248. invest
    in He is too risk-averse to invest in the stock market
  249. isolate
    from We must keep the oil and gas industry isolated from influence on politics
  250. judge
    by (not on) Angola's food situation is satisfactory to judge by results of the 2008/2009 agricultural season
  251. just as..
    so too Just as the number of vendors has gone up, so too has the number of violations
  252. know to
    do X We're doing everything we know to do to make it easier and affordable for fans to attend
  253. leads
    to Rapid growth often leads to problems
  254. less
    than Retail sales rise less than expected?
  255. less X
    than Y High-tech fishing trawlers less effficient than Victorian fleets'
  256. likely
    to Pranab Mukherjee is likely to meet oils companies next week to look into freeing auto fuel prices
  257. liken
    to Derivatives are complex investment tools that critics liken to gambling on future investment performances
  258. localized
    in Most Internet venture capital is localized in a few areas of the world
  259. manage
    to It is remarkable how many pizza joints manage to stay in business in North Jersey
  260. mandate
    that Basel II guidelines mandate that banks must avoid becoming overly saturated with any one asset class
  261. meet
    with N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is expected to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing
  262. *mistake
    + thing/person + for I mistook you for an old friend
  263. modeled
    after The judicial building is modeled after the Parthenon
  264. more common among X
    than Y Up until the mid-1990s, melanoma was more common among women than men
  265. (no) more..
    than The country's economy is likely to register growth of more than 5% in the first three months of the year
  266. more than
    ever Companies demand MBA graduates now more than ever
  267. move away
    from China should adopt a property-ownership tax and gradually move away from the existing system
  268. *native
    to There is a unique business culture native to the U.S.
  269. *a native
    of It infects those who are not even a native of America
  270. need
    to Living in New York City is an experience everyone needs to try
  271. a need
    for The crsis in the Greek economy showed the need for greater transparency
  272. to be
    + necessary + infinitive It is necessary to get a high GMAT score to get into Stanford
  273. necessity
    of The council reaffirmed the necessity of Israel's accession to the NPT
  274. necessity
    for The report highlights the necessity for stronger regulations and accountability of bond funds
  275. neither..
    nor Neither Tom nor Sam has the necessary skills to finish the job
  276. no less..
    than Today's players are no less skilled than the legends of yesterday
  277. no sooner..
    than No sooner did the Democrats on the Energy Committee read them than they abruptly cancelled the hearings
  278. not X
    but rather Y The move is not an official resolution, but rather a declaration intended mainly to satisfy Egypt
  279. noted
    "that Fischer noted that the countries defined as ""developing"" posted stronger economic growth"
  280. not X
    but Y It may not be a bestseller but broadband study may quell its critics?
  281. not only..
    but also.. Stanford not only has the highest GMAT average, but also the highest GPA
  282. not so..
    as Quality is not so much a concern as the government is expected to divest only in profitable PSUs
  283. not so much..
    as Murder mysteries now are not so much intuitive and leg-work driven as science driven
  284. not so much to X
    as to Y The goal is not so much to achieve something as to create the impression that it is achieving something
  285. be oblivious
    of Many users are usually oblivious of the presence of malicious software in their computers
  286. oblivious
    to It is shocking how people are oblivious to the fact that e-mails are a treasure trove for lawyers
  287. opportunity
    for The new scheme is an opportunity for the 30-year-old to get a fresh start
  288. opportunity
    to China has the ideal opportunity to take a stand on North Korea?
  289. opposed
    to Twitter has evolved into a major distributor of timely information, as opposed to a social networking site
  290. opposition
    to Liberal National Party to reconsider its opposition to the Government's planned sale of state assets
  291. opposite
    of Andrea Syrtash urges single women to date the opposite of their type
  292. X ordered Y
    to do Z He refused to stop his car despite being ordered to do so by police
  293. ought
    to Both sides ought to favor a bill that would allow same-sex couples to get married
  294. originate
    in According to experts, 70% of all bank fraud cases originate in a branch
  295. partake
    of Should not state governments partake of some of the blame for wrong policies that have created bottlenecks
  296. participate
    in 3M today announced that it will participate in the upcoming investor conference
  297. perceive
    as What do you perceive as the single largest issue facing the town?
  298. *permit
    + thing/person + infinitive In 1909, the law was amended to permit the ladies to wear pants
  299. permit X
    to Y The state permitted Rio Tinto to mine areas currently under the control of Naxalites
  300. persuade X
    to Y Its very diffiicult to persuade kids to not eat choclates
  301. plead guilty
    for.. Five teens plead guilty for vandalism in Christian County
  302. potential
    to A graduate of a top business school has the potential to make over $100,000
  303. practice
    for These minority markets have had this practice for hundreds of years
  304. practice
    to He came to practice to do a limited workout
  305. practice
    of Dr Nohria's current academic interests include the theory and practice of leadership
  306. predisposed
    to It bothers me that some people are predisposed to think Bradley is at fault
  307. preferable
    to Mr Wolfson said that spending cuts are far preferable to tax increases
  308. prefer X
    to Y Patients prefer powder lactulose to liquid lactulose for the treatment of constipation
  309. prejudiced
    against Tea Party supporters say the movement is not prejudiced against President Obama
  310. pressure
    to Trichet is under pressure to do more to calm markets after the pledge of a $142 billion bailout for Greece
  311. prevent
    from That still leaves a vast quantity of oil that crews may be unable to prevent from washing onto the marshes
  312. prior
    to The Telephone singer hid backstage prior to her performance at the Costume Institute Gala
  313. prized
    "by The ""sugar sand"" beaches of Mississippi and Florida are prized by vacationers"
  314. prized
    as These long-stemmed roses are highly prized as cut flowers
  315. prized
    for Russets are prized for low moisture and high starch content
  316. profit
    by (not from) The global economic recovery helped to boost the company's net profit by 8% to $4.8 billion
  317. *prohibit
    from + gerund You are prohibited from using a calculator on test day
  318. prohibits X
    from (doing) Y Libda said while Palestinian law prohibited its people from working at Israeli settlements
  319. promise
    to The Czech parties that have a chance of entering parliament promise to combat corruption
  320. promise
    of + thing American Idol launched with fanfare, with a promise of bigger extravaganza for the viewers this season
  321. protect
    against Experts say that alcohol can protect against one kind of stroke
  322. provide
    with The company would be helped by Unisys to provide with global-desk side support
  323. way
    to provide The planners believe they have found a way to provide plenty of viewing to pepole sitting in the stadium
  324. published
    by The study was published by the Economics Journal
  325. published
    in Established in 1902, The Times is now published in 37 editions across 11 states
  326. question
    whether AMC said it was not clear from the question whether information was sought about the residential houses
  327. range
    of The CIA received approval to target a wider range of targets in Pakistan's tribal areas
  328. *range from X
    to Y The GMAT scores at top business schools will range from 650 to 750
  329. rates
    for (not of) Skype has announced that it is slashing its rates for calling subscriptions to 170 countries
  330. rather
    than Bajaj Auto would focus on delivering performance rather than just concentrate on a low price band
  331. receptive
    of Lawmakers seemed receptive of their witnesses' arguments
  332. receptive
    to The equity market is more receptive to primary issuances now
  333. related
    to OPEC said that present oil price levels aren't related to supply and demand
  334. relations
    with (not towards) Her increasingly cosy relation with Alex has been in news for some time now
  335. refer
    to If you have any more questions, you should refer to a grammar book
  336. *regard
    as The level of ash is at higher density than aircraft manufacturers regard as safe for engines
  337. X regarded
    as Y Wharton's finance program is regarded as the finest in the world.
  338. repent
    of We ought to repent of our rush to judgment
  339. replace
    with I would like to know if you can remove the installed anti-virus and replace with Norton
  340. in response
    to The proposed changes are in response to concerns expressed by the Indian Banking Association
  341. require
    + thing/person + infinitive United States Government requires airlines to check no fly list more often
  342. required
    of A minimum of 100000 signatures is required of registered candidates
  343. require
    that X Y Employers require that prospective employees pass all medical tests
  344. requiring X
    to Y N.J. lawmaker plans exemption to bill requiring state workers to live in state
  345. research
    to Torrey Pines conducts research to advance the understanding of human disease
  346. resemble
    + thing/person Whitney says U.S.states resemble Greece in financial condition
  347. resemblance of X
    to Y One thing lacking is any resemblance of a two-party system
  348. resemblance between X
    and Y There was a striking resemblance between the Summit logo and the design of the crescent moon
  349. resistance
    to Kevin Rudd faces stiffening resistance to his tax reform plans
  350. responsibility
    to British Petroleum has taken full responsibility to clean up the huge oil slick
  351. responsible
    for The manager is responsible for seven entry level employees
  352. restitution..
    for The ordered restitution is intended to compensate the bank for legal fees and accounting costs
  353. results
    in Facebook bug results in serious privacy breach
  354. results
    from It eliminates the depreciation expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of the business
  355. result
    of This increase was the result of sales increases at all four of the Company's subsidiaries
  356. retroactive
    to The tax policy change is retroactive to last year
  357. rivalry between X
    and Y The rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees is one of the most celebrated in professional sports
  358. *the rivals X
    and Y The firm has been locked in legal battle with its rivals Sony and Microsoft
  359. rule
    that It's a rule that goes back to the historic rivalry of the Yankees and the Red Sox
  360. sacrifice X
    for Y Some dancers sacrifice fluidity for technique
  361. [the] same
    as The creation process for Active ETFs is exactly the same as it would be for any ETF
  362. the same to X
    as to Y Our pledge is the same to them as to our supporters
  363. save
    for Save for William, no one else passed the exam
  364. save
    from Many people use business school to save them from dull jobs
  365. in search
    of The vast majority of “illegal” immigrants come to the U.S. in search of jobs
  366. see
    as My favorite question is who we'd like to see as a guest mentor
  367. seek
    + infinitive Turkey and Brazil seek to influence Iran
  368. seek
    + thing/person BNP Paribas CFO Says BancWest may seek U.S. mergers
  369. seem
    + infinitive Ambulance expenses seem to discourage patients from calling 911
  370. seem
    to indicate Same Store sales for April certainly seem to indicate a continuing positive trend
  371. send
    to These are some of the gifts which you can send to your Mother
  372. be sensible
    of It would be quite sensible of a user to install a reliable anti-virus solution
  373. be sensitive
    to Durable goods are the most sensitive of all the consumer goods
  374. separate
    from Each chapters are separate of one another
  375. sequence
    of Stocks in China extended their recent sequence of losses
  376. similar
    to This is quite similar to last March, when the Sensex was languishing at the 8000 level
  377. sleep
    with Experts say that you can make up for lack of sleep with a cup of coffee in the morning.
  378. so X
    that Y This guide is designed so that you may raise your score
  379. so X
    as to be Y In Africa, electricity is so intermittent as to be almost a force of nature
  380. be solicitous
    of (not to) Courts are very solicitous of presidents not being compelled to take the witness stand
  381. be sparing
    of ( not with ) IMRT permits sparing of normal tissues and hence dose-escalation to tumours
  382. speak
    to + person Mexico's president will speak to Parliament during a three day visit to Canada this month
  383. speak
    with + person People who speak with non-native accents are discriminated against in employment and schooling
  384. spend
    on The average amount Britons spend on a wedding present for a friend is £48, and £27 for a colleague
  385. subject
    to RIL does not have absolute right over gas and price is subject to government approval
  386. subscribe
    to Business school students should subscribe to the Wall Street Journal
  387. substitute [a]
    for [b] Recycled scrap steel, a substitue for iron ore, currently accounts for 8% of total steel production in China
  388. such..
    as Exporters to countries such as Italy and Spain are now expecting cancellations
  389. suffer
    from (not with) Men are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases compared to their female counterparts
  390. superior
    to Submarines owned by a private oil company are superior to the ones at the disposal of the U.S. military
  391. supplant
    by It is inevitable that Woods will be supplanted by Mickelson as the world's number one this year
  392. suspicious
    of Investors are suspicious of new issues, especially from private equity
  393. sympathy
    for They had gained citizenship the right way and had no sympathy for illegals
  394. sympathize
    with You have to sympathize with people who have food allergies
  395. take advantage
    of Candidates take advantage of crowds at Barbecue Festival
  396. tamper
    with It is not known who tried to tamper with the evidence
  397. target
    at The Aurora program is targeted at improving women's health
  398. teach
    + person + infinitive It seems reasonable to teach children to reason and unreasonable not to
  399. tell
    + person Voters tell Gordon Brown to quit as David Cameron races to secure deal
  400. tend
    to Affluent investors tend to be older and have lived through difficult equity markets
  401. tendency
    to (not for) Children who are obese also have an increased tendency to snore more
  402. think of..
    as People often think of terrorists as people who are illiterate and poor
  403. threaten
    to The protests and riots in Athens threaten to undermine tourism
  404. tie
    to The contract should be tied to concessions
  405. tinker
    with (not at) England have resisted the temptation to tinker with their cricket team's line-up
  406. be tolerant
    of (not to) I'm not very tolerant of the Republican party nor their intellectually
  407. train
    to I train to perform like an athlete
  408. transit
    to The first dome is said to be in transit to the site
  409. transmit
    to The communications system will transmit to anyone within range
  410. try
    to Blackstone may try to block Shaw Communications Inc.'s purchase of Canwest telecom
  411. to try
    to fix We will try to fix the supply as soon as possible
  412. type
    of This is the type of revelation you only get from this third party broadcast
  413. use
    as The airline staff supplies cotton balls to use as ear plugs
  414. use
    + person/thing + infinitive After five practice tests, he got used to the GMAT CAT format
  415. used
    + infinitive Japan used to be the model industrial economy
  416. to be + used
    to + gerund Workers at this post office are used to delivering the mail
  417. [the] use
    of Certain business issues are arising through the use of social media
  418. view
    as Crews continue to drill a relief well, viewed as the best chance to stop the leak altogether
  419. vote
    for Coaches aren't permitted to vote for their own players
  420. in violation
    of Steve Mason notified that his property is in violation of the local land laws
  421. wait
    for I would just hang around and wait for the game to get over
  422. wait
    on We'll wait on the results of blood tests and then proceed with the investigation
  423. to be + willing
    + infintive On eBay, international customers are willing to pay a premium to get their hands on an iPad
  424. worry
    about Economists are worried about the rising unemployment figures

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