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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 J
    ust 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 Xand 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
    • 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. date
    • from
    • The two Central Park works date from the early 1960s
  138. deal
    • with
    • Alabama officials in mobile to deal with oil spill response?
  139. debate
    • over
    • A public debate over the choice for the next governor-general is unusual in Canada
  140. debate
    • on
    • Recent high court cases revive debate on judicial activism?
  141. decide
    • + infinitive
    • We decided to continue
  142. decide
    • on + person/thing
    • We decided on the new format
  143. decline
    • in
    • Reliance Capital Ltd, posted a 57% decline in net profit for fiscal 2009
  144. defend
    • against
    • Wal-Mart must defend against bias suit?
  145. defined
    • as
    • Illegal Immigration, better defined as ""Illegal Migration"" is not a new issue"
  146. delighted
    • by
    • The captain was delighted by his team's barrage of runs in the final five overs
  147. demand
    • that
    • Activists demand that it is time the government appointed a non-bureaucrat to head the council
  148. demonstrate
    • that
    • The U.S. needs to demonstrate that its mediation can bear fruit
  149. depend
    • on
    • Our place in the playoffs depends on whether we win tonight
  150. depicted
    • as
    • Female athletes have been typically depicted as frail and delicate
  151. descend
    • from
    • The great bankers never descend from their tower to deal with people like you and me
  152. descendant
    • of
    • Rebecca Smith, a descendant of the Austen family, said she was very pleased with the exhibition
  153. desirous
    • of
    • Candidates desirous of enrolling for the coaching classes may obtain application forms free of charge
  154. determined
    • by
    • The chart is determined by a points system based on a questionnaire
  155. *different
    • from
    • The CAT is very different from the paper and pencil GMAT
  156. difficult
    • + infinitive
    • Many students find the CAT difficult to take
  157. disclose
    • to + person/organization
    • Toyota has agreed to pay fines for failing to disclose to NHTSA its knowledge regarding the sticky pedals
  158. *distinguish
    between X and Y He wasn't able to distinguish between domestic and international production
  159. *distinguish
    X from Y Juries must attempt to distinguish truth from falsehood
  160. disagree
    • with (person/idea)
    • We completely disagree with the hostile approach of the Ministry
  161. discourage
    • from
    • The most effective way for people to discourage from using cigarette is to sell them at a higher price
  162. dispose
    • of
    • The Delhi government has directed all medical establishments to dispose of radioactive material
  163. feel disgusted
    • with
    • Most people seem to feel disgusted with what Brian's doing
  164. dispute
    • whether
    • A batter might dispute whether the last pitch was a strike or not
  165. divergent
    • from
    • The aspirations of larger firms in Scotland are becoming divergent from those of the smaller ones
  166. doubt
    • that
    • There is no doubt that the EU has mishandled the Greek debt debacle
  167. draw
    • on (take out)
    • Craig Brown will draw on his experience of leading Scotland in the world cup game
  168. draw
    • + thing
    • Australia to draw inspiration from snooker champion?
  169. 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
  170. *dream
    • of / about
    • He used to dream of owning a hotel one day
  171. due
    • to
    • On Tuesday, local train services were disrupted due to the strike by motormen
  172. dwindle
    • from
    • The sanitation division has seen its workforce dwindle from 28 employees to just 17
  173. [in an] effort
    • to
    • The union government had lifted import duties on sugar in an effort to cool down domestic retail prices
  174. easy
    • to
    • Nowadays it's easy to get a cellphone in somebody else's name
  175. either..
    • or..
    • Either she shows up for her deposition today or she will probably lose the lawsuit
  176. elect
    • to
    • Ireland wins the toss and elected to bowl first?
  177. elect
    • + person
    • Flushing Township voters elect Brian Gilstrap Peck as the next mayor
  178. be embarrased
    • by (not at)
    • Lewis Hamilton was left embarrased by the incident
  179. emerges
    • from
    • New ash cloud emerges from Iceland volcano grounding Irish
  180. *enable
    • + person + infinitive
    • Gordon has been granted a U.S. visa to enable him to speak at the upcoming conference
  181. 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
  182. enamored
    • with
    • I was enamored with my trip to Brazil
  183. *encourage
    • + person + infinitive
    • The School has been trying to encourage students to pursue a science based field
  184. encourage X
    • to Y
    • The School has been trying to encourage students to pursue a science based field
  185. encouraged
    • by
    • We are encouraged by the earnings power of our company
  186. end
    • with / in
    • U.S. stocks end with worst losses in three months?
  187. entrusted
    • with
    • The TTD cannot be entrusted with handling sensitive religious issues
  188. be envious
    • of
    • Russian commanders, envious of the success of Western forces, have long studied their former foes
  189. be equal
    • to
    • Greece's public deficit was equal to 13.6% of its gross domestic product
  190. escape
    • from
    • Seven convicted armed robbers escaped from the prison?
  191. be essential
    to Speed is essential to success in the Internet marketplace
  192. estimate
    • to be
    • Total non-farm losses in Arizona are estimated to be around $50 million
  193. to be
    • + essential to + person/thing
    • Accounting skills will continue to be essential to creating and sustaining successful businesses
  194. except
    • for + person/thing
    • He did well on the GMAT, except for the sentence correction questions.
  195. except
    • for + gerund
    • All of the markets surveyed returned with a positive outlook, except for France
  196. except
    • that
    • It is hard to conclude anything except that the U.S. is against Iran possessing any nuclear weapons.
  197. to exchange X
    • for Y
    • Iran is prepared to resume talks on the terms of exchange of its low-enriched uranium for nuclear fuel
  198. expect
    • to
    • Police expect to seek a warrant today for the man accused
  199. X expected
    • to Y
    • The oil spill in Gulf of Mexico is expected to impact seafood prices?
  200. expected that X
    • would be
    • Y It is expected that the SEC will reopen talks with Goldman Sachs
  201. explain
    • to
    • Pharmacists are requiered to explain to patients exactly how to use the drugs
  202. expose
    • to
    • The objective of the workshop was to expose to the students to the correct method of moonsighting
  203. extend
    • to
    • Effects of being born small extend to adulthood?
  204. extent
    • of
    • Israel has exposed the extent of its crackdown on resistance in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court
  205. equal
    • to
    • The incomes of public sector workers were equal to those in the private sector
  206. fail
    • in
    • The wind mill operators fail in forecasting the actual power generation from their projects
  207. fail
    • to
    • US and Iran fail to agree on non-proliferation?
  208. fear
    • that
    • They fear that some aspects of financial reform will benefit the big banks
  209. fluctuations
    • in
    • All electricity networks need to manage unpredictable fluctuations in consumer demand
  210. be familiar
    • with
    • A person familiar with the terms of the deal said it is worth nearly $1.2 billion over six years
  211. fascinated
    • by
    • Britons have long been fascinated by American presidential politics
  212. flee
    from The convict fled from the country
  213. *forbid
    • to
    • They are also forbid to attend license, public service or teaching staff examinations
  214. forbid X
    • to do Y
    • The coach forbid Mark Lamar to play in the semi finals
  215. for over..
    • xx years
    • Harris has been messing with computers for over 30 years
  216. force
    • + thing/person + infinitive
    • Visa problems force world champion Mark Greatbatch to train in Vancouver?
  217. focus
    • on + thing/person
    • Indian software companies focus on global alliances for big deals?
  218. frequency
    • of
    • TransLink is increasing the frequency of bus runs in some areas at certain times of the day
  219. from X
    • to Y
    • Australia interest rates rise from 3% to 4.5%?
  220. get credit
    • for
    • Brain deserves credit for attempting to lead Munster in the absence of their captain
  221. get rid
    • of
    • A West Allis couple wants the city to help get rid of deer in their neighborhood
  222. grow
    • from
    • Dell Computer grew from a start- up to a Fortune 500 company in less than 15 years
  223. grow
    • out of
    • Needless to say, they quickly grew out of their first office
  224. help
    • + thing/person + infinitive
    • Their direct business model helped them to grow rapidly
  225. be hindered
    • by
    • General Motors said that its April sales were hindered by the performance of some of its brands
  226. hypothesize
    • that
    • The researchers hypothesize that needles cause a stress response in the body
  227. in contrast
    • to
    • The upbeat figures stand in contrast to the budget deficits across Europe and in the U.S.
  228. inclined
    to Members of the state high court appeared inclined to punish companies violating enviornmental reugulations
  229. in danger
    • of
    • Schumacher was never in danger of falling out of the top 10 F1 drivers
  230. identical
    • to/with
    • His DNA is identical with his twin's
  231. independent
    • from
    • The Federal Reserve Board is supposed to be independent from political considerations
  232. Independent
    • of
    • The reporting will be independent of mainstream media
  233. indifferent
    • towards
    • Some countries are indifferent towards human rights
  234. indicate
    that Dell's recent stock trouble may indicate that their growth will not continue to be as rapid
  235. indicate
    • to + person
    • These leads from the investigation indicate to the fact that recycling of expired drugs is a nationwide racket
  236. infected
    • with
    • WHO estimates 12 million people are infected with syphilis worldwide each year
  237. inherit
    • from
    • The way the human body stores fat is something we inherit from our parents
  238. in order
    • to
    • In order to maintain the same level of sales volume, Canadian exporters would have to lower their prices
  239. insist
    that Many analysts insist that demand for coking coal will continue to rise
  240. instance
    • of
    • This is the first instance of an India-born individual being appointed to the post of a dean in Harvard
  241. instead
    • of
    • Most commuters preferred travelling by foot instead of wasting time sitting in their cars
  242. instill X
    • in
    • Y Mr. Nohria said one of his goals is to instill more public trust in MBAs
  243. intent
    • to
    • With a clear intent to capture the consumer's attention, Google has redesigned its image search results
  244. interaction
    • of
    • The new study explains how the interaction of hormones and stem cells give rise to breast cancer
  245. introduce
    • to
    • As an advisor you now have another valuable product on your shelf to introduce to your clients.
  246. invest
    • in
    • He is too risk-averse to invest in the stock market
  247. isolate
    • from
    • We must keep the oil and gas industry isolated from influence on politics
  248. judge
    • by (not on)
    • Angola's food situation is satisfactory to judge by results of the 2008/2009 agricultural season
  249. just as..
    • so too
    • Just as the number of vendors has gone up, so too has the number of violations
  250. know to
    • do X
    • We're doing everything we know to do to make it easier and affordable for fans to attend
  251. leads
    • to
    • Rapid growth often leads to problems
  252. less
    • than
    • Retail sales rise less than expected?
  253. less X
    • than Y
    • High-tech fishing trawlers less effficient than Victorian fleets'
  254. likely
    • to
    • Pranab Mukherjee is likely to meet oils companies next week to look into freeing auto fuel prices
  255. liken
    • to
    • Derivatives are complex investment tools that critics liken to gambling on future investment performances
  256. localized
    in Most Internet venture capital is localized in a few areas of the world
  257. manage
    • to
    • It is remarkable how many pizza joints manage to stay in business in North Jersey
  258. mandate
    • that
    • Basel II guidelines mandate that banks must avoid becoming overly saturated with any one asset class
  259. meet
    • with
    • N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is expected to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing
  260. *mistake
    • + thing/person + for
    • I mistook you for an old friend
  261. modeled
    • after
    • The judicial building is modeled after the Parthenon
  262. more common among X
    • than Y
    • Up until the mid-1990s, melanoma was more common among women than men
  263. (no) more..
    • than
    • The country's economy is likely to register growth of more than 5% in the first three months of the year
  264. more than
    • ever
    • Companies demand MBA graduates now more than ever
  265. move away
    • from
    • China should adopt a property-ownership tax and gradually move away from the existing system
  266. *native
    • to
    • There is a unique business culture native to the U.S.
  267. *a native
    • of
    • It infects those who are not even a native of America
  268. need
    • to
    • Living in New York City is an experience everyone needs to try
  269. a need
    • for
    • The crsis in the Greek economy showed the need for greater transparency
  270. to be
    • + necessary + infinitive
    • It is necessary to get a high GMAT score to get into Stanford
  271. necessity
    of The council reaffirmed the necessity of Israel's accession to the NPT
  272. necessity
    • for
    • The report highlights the necessity for stronger regulations and accountability of bond funds
  273. neither..
    • nor
    • Neither Tom nor Sam has the necessary skills to finish the job
  274. no less..
    than Today's players are no less skilled than the legends of yesterday
  275. no sooner..
    than No sooner did the Democrats on the Energy Committee read them than they abruptly cancelled the hearings
  276. not X
    • but rather Y
    • The move is not an official resolution, but rather a declaration intended mainly to satisfy Egypt
  277. noted
    • "that
    • Fischer noted that the countries defined as ""developing"" posted stronger economic growth"
  278. not X
    but Y It may not be a bestseller but broadband study may quell its critics?
  279. not only..
    • but also..
    • Stanford not only has the highest GMAT average, but also the highest GPA
  280. not so..
    • as
    • Quality is not so much a concern as the government is expected to divest only in profitable PSUs
  281. not so much..
    as Murder mysteries now are not so much intuitive and leg-work driven as science driven
  282. 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
  283. be oblivious
    • of
    • Many users are usually oblivious of the presence of malicious software in their computers
  284. oblivious
    • to
    • It is shocking how people are oblivious to the fact that e-mails are a treasure trove for lawyers
  285. opportunity
    • for
    • The new scheme is an opportunity for the 30-year-old to get a fresh start
  286. opportunity
    • to
    • China has the ideal opportunity to take a stand on North Korea?
  287. opposed
    • to
    • Twitter has evolved into a major distributor of timely information, as opposed to a social networking site
  288. opposition
    • to
    • Liberal National Party to reconsider its opposition to the Government's planned sale of state assets
  289. opposite
    • of
    • Andrea Syrtash urges single women to date the opposite of their type
  290. X ordered Y
    • to do Z
    • He refused to stop his car despite being ordered to do so by police
  291. ought
    • to
    • Both sides ought to favor a bill that would allow same-sex couples to get married
  292. originate
    • in
    • According to experts, 70% of all bank fraud cases originate in a branch
  293. partake
    • of
    • Should not state governments partake of some of the blame for wrong policies that have created bottlenecks
  294. participate
    • in
    • 3M today announced that it will participate in the upcoming investor conference
  295. perceive
    as What do you perceive as the single largest issue facing the town?
  296. *permit
    • + thing/person + infinitive
    • In 1909, the law was amended to permit the ladies to wear pants
  297. permit X
    • to Y
    • The state permitted Rio Tinto to mine areas currently under the control of Naxalites
  298. persuade X
    • to Y
    • Its very diffiicult to persuade kids to not eat choclates
  299. plead guilty
    • for..
    • Five teens plead guilty for vandalism in Christian County
  300. potential
    • to
    • A graduate of a top business school has the potential to make over $100,000
  301. practice
    • for
    • These minority markets have had this practice for hundreds of years
  302. practice
    to He came to practice to do a limited workout
  303. practice
    of Dr Nohria's current academic interests include the theory and practice of leadership
  304. predisposed
    to It bothers me that some people are predisposed to think Bradley is at fault
  305. preferable
    to Mr Wolfson said that spending cuts are far preferable to tax increases
  306. prefer X
    • to Y
    • Patients prefer powder lactulose to liquid lactulose for the treatment of constipation
  307. prejudiced
    • against
    • Tea Party supporters say the movement is not prejudiced against President Obama
  308. pressure
    • to
    • Trichet is under pressure to do more to calm markets after the pledge of a $142 billion bailout for Greece
  309. prevent
    • from
    • That still leaves a vast quantity of oil that crews may be unable to prevent from washing onto the marshes
  310. prior
    • to
    • The Telephone singer hid backstage prior to her performance at the Costume Institute Gala
  311. prized
    • by
    • The ""sugar sand"" beaches of Mississippi and Florida are prized by vacationers"
  312. prized
    • as
    • These long-stemmed roses are highly prized as cut flowers
  313. prized
    • for
    • Russets are prized for low moisture and high starch content
  314. profit
    • by (not from)
    • The global economic recovery helped to boost the company's net profit by 8% to $4.8 billion
  315. *prohibit
    • from + gerund
    • You are prohibited from using a calculator on test day
  316. prohibits X
    • from (doing) Y
    • Libda said while Palestinian law prohibited its people from working at Israeli settlements
  317. promise
    to The Czech parties that have a chance of entering parliament promise to combat corruption
  318. promise
    of + thing American Idol launched with fanfare, with a promise of bigger extravaganza for the viewers this season
  319. protect
    • against
    • Experts say that alcohol can protect against one kind of stroke
  320. provide
    • with
    • The company would be helped by Unisys to provide with global-desk side support
  321. way
    • to provide
    • The planners believe they have found a way to provide plenty of viewing to pepole sitting in the stadium
  322. published
    • by
    • The study was published by the Economics Journal
  323. published
    • in
    • Established in 1902, The Times is now published in 37 editions across 11 states
  324. question
    • whether
    • AMC said it was not clear from the question whether information was sought about the residential houses
  325. range
    • of
    • The CIA received approval to target a wider range of targets in Pakistan's tribal areas
  326. *range from X
    • to Y
    • The GMAT scores at top business schools will range from 650 to 750
  327. rates
    • for (not of)
    • Skype has announced that it is slashing its rates for calling subscriptions to 170 countries
  328. rather
    • than
    • Bajaj Auto would focus on delivering performance rather than just concentrate on a low price band
  329. receptive
    • of
    • Lawmakers seemed receptive of their witnesses' arguments
  330. receptive
    • to
    • The equity market is more receptive to primary issuances now
  331. related
    • to
    • OPEC said that present oil price levels aren't related to supply and demand
  332. relations
    with (not towards) Her increasingly cosy relation with Alex has been in news for some time now
  333. refer
    • to
    • If you have any more questions, you should refer to a grammar book
  334. *regard
    • as
    • The level of ash is at higher density than aircraft manufacturers regard as safe for engines
  335. X regarded
    • as Y
    • Wharton's finance program is regarded as the finest in the world.
  336. repent
    • of
    • We ought to repent of our rush to judgment
  337. replace
    • with
    • I would like to know if you can remove the installed anti-virus and replace with Norton
  338. in response
    • to
    • The proposed changes are in response to concerns expressed by the Indian Banking Association
  339. require
    • + thing/person + infinitive
    • United States Government requires airlines to check no fly list more often
  340. required
    • of
    • A minimum of 100000 signatures is required of registered candidates
  341. require
    • that X Y
    • Employers require that prospective employees pass all medical tests
  342. requiring X
    • to Y
    • N.J. lawmaker plans exemption to bill requiring state workers to live in state
  343. research
    • to
    • Torrey Pines conducts research to advance the understanding of human disease
  344. resemble
    • + thing/person
    • Whitney says U.S.states resemble Greece in financial condition
  345. resemblance of X
    • to Y
    • One thing lacking is any resemblance of a two-party system
  346. resemblance between X
    • and Y
    • There was a striking resemblance between the Summit logo and the design of the crescent moon
  347. resistance
    • to
    • Kevin Rudd faces stiffening resistance to his tax reform plans
  348. responsibility
    • to
    • British Petroleum has taken full responsibility to clean up the huge oil slick
  349. responsible
    • for
    • The manager is responsible for seven entry level employees
  350. restitution..
    • for
    • The ordered restitution is intended to compensate the bank for legal fees and accounting costs
  351. results
    • in
    • Facebook bug results in serious privacy breach
  352. results
    • from
    • It eliminates the depreciation expense that results from the capital-intensive nature of the business
  353. result
    • of
    • This increase was the result of sales increases at all four of the Company's subsidiaries
  354. retroactive
    • to
    • The tax policy change is retroactive to last year
  355. rivalry between X
    • and Y
    • The rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees is one of the most celebrated in professional sports
  356. *the rivals X
    • and Y
    • The firm has been locked in legal battle with its rivals Sony and Microsoft
  357. rule
    • that
    • It's a rule that goes back to the historic rivalry of the Yankees and the Red Sox
  358. sacrifice X
    • for Y
    • Some dancers sacrifice fluidity for technique
  359. [the] same
    • as
    • The creation process for Active ETFs is exactly the same as it would be for any ETF
  360. the same to X
    • as to Y
    • Our pledge is the same to them as to our supporters
  361. save
    • for
    • Save for William, no one else passed the exam
  362. save
    • from
    • Many people use business school to save them from dull jobs
  363. in search
    • of
    • The vast majority of “illegal” immigrants come to the U.S. in search of jobs
  364. see
    • as
    • My favorite question is who we'd like to see as a guest mentor
  365. seek
    • + infinitive
    • Turkey and Brazil seek to influence Iran
  366. seek
    • + thing/person
    • BNP Paribas CFO Says BancWest may seek U.S. mergers
  367. seem
    • + infinitive
    • Ambulance expenses seem to discourage patients from calling 911
  368. seem
    • to indicate
    • Same Store sales for April certainly seem to indicate a continuing positive trend
  369. send
    • to
    • These are some of the gifts which you can send to your Mother
  370. be sensible
    • of
    • It would be quite sensible of a user to install a reliable anti-virus solution
  371. be sensitive
    • to
    • Durable goods are the most sensitive of all the consumer goods
  372. separate
    • from
    • Each chapters are separate of one another
  373. sequence
    • of
    • Stocks in China extended their recent sequence of losses
  374. similar
    • to
    • This is quite similar to last March, when the Sensex was languishing at the 8000 level
  375. sleep
    • with
    • Experts say that you can make up for lack of sleep with a cup of coffee in the morning.
  376. so X
    • that Y
    • This guide is designed so that you may raise your score
  377. so X
    • as to be Y
    • In Africa, electricity is so intermittent as to be almost a force of nature
  378. be solicitous
    • of (not to)
    • Courts are very solicitous of presidents not being compelled to take the witness stand
  379. be sparing
    • of ( not with )
    • IMRT permits sparing of normal tissues and hence dose-escalation to tumours
  380. speak
    • to + person
    • Mexico's president will speak to Parliament during a three day visit to Canada this month
  381. speak
    • with + person
    • People who speak with non-native accents are discriminated against in employment and schooling
  382. spend
    • on
    • The average amount Britons spend on a wedding present for a friend is £48, and £27 for a colleague
  383. subject
    • to
    • RIL does not have absolute right over gas and price is subject to government approval
  384. subscribe
    • to
    • Business school students should subscribe to the Wall Street Journal
  385. substitute [a]
    • for [b]
    • Recycled scrap steel, a substitue for iron ore, currently accounts for 8% of total steel production in China
  386. such..
    • as
    • Exporters to countries such as Italy and Spain are now expecting cancellations
  387. suffer
    from (not with) Men are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases compared to their female counterparts
  388. superior
    • to
    • Submarines owned by a private oil company are superior to the ones at the disposal of the U.S. military
  389. supplant
    • by
    • It is inevitable that Woods will be supplanted by Mickelson as the world's number one this year
  390. suspicious
    • of
    • Investors are suspicious of new issues, especially from private equity
  391. sympathy
    • for
    • They had gained citizenship the right way and had no sympathy for illegals
  392. sympathize
    • with
    • You have to sympathize with people who have food allergies
  393. take advantage
    • of
    • Candidates take advantage of crowds at Barbecue Festival
  394. tamper
    • with
    • It is not known who tried to tamper with the evidence
  395. target
    • at
    • The Aurora program is targeted at improving women's health
  396. teach
    + person + infinitive It seems reasonable to teach children to reason and unreasonable not to
  397. tell
    • + person
    • Voters tell Gordon Brown to quit as David Cameron races to secure deal
  398. tend
    • to
    • Affluent investors tend to be older and have lived through difficult equity markets
  399. tendency
    to (not for) Children who are obese also have an increased tendency to snore more
  400. think of..
    • as
    • People often think of terrorists as people who are illiterate and poor
  401. threaten
    • to
    • The protests and riots in Athens threaten to undermine tourism
  402. tie
    • to
    • The contract should be tied to concessions
  403. tinker
    • with (not at)
    • England have resisted the temptation to tinker with their cricket team's line-up
  404. be tolerant
    • of (not to)
    • I'm not very tolerant of the Republican party nor their intellectually
  405. train
    • to
    • I train to perform like an athlete
  406. transit
    • to
    • The first dome is said to be in transit to the site
  407. transmit
    • to
    • The communications system will transmit to anyone within range
  408. try
    • to
    • Blackstone may try to block Shaw Communications Inc.'s purchase of Canwest telecom
  409. to try
    • to fix
    • We will try to fix the supply as soon as possible
  410. type
    • of
    • This is the type of revelation you only get from this third party broadcast
  411. use
    • as
    • The airline staff supplies cotton balls to use as ear plugs
  412. use
    • + person/thing + infinitive
    • After five practice tests, he got used to the GMAT CAT format
  413. used
    • + infinitive
    • Japan used to be the model industrial economy
  414. to be + used
    • to + gerund
    • Workers at this post office are used to delivering the mail
  415. [the] use
    • of
    • Certain business issues are arising through the use of social media
  416. view
    • as
    • Crews continue to drill a relief well, viewed as the best chance to stop the leak altogether
  417. vote
    • for
    • Coaches aren't permitted to vote for their own players
  418. in violation
    • of
    • Steve Mason notified that his property is in violation of the local land laws
  419. wait
    • for
    • I would just hang around and wait for the game to get over
  420. wait
    • on
    • We'll wait on the results of blood tests and then proceed with the investigation
  421. to be + willing
    • + infintive
    • On eBay, international customers are willing to pay a premium to get their hands on an iPad
  422. worry
    • about
    • Economists are worried about the rising unemployment figures

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