• Verb + at
Look/have a look/stare/ glance at…: nhìn vào/nhìn chắm chằm vào
- why are you looking at me like that?
Laugh/smile at…:cười vào ai
- Everyone will laugh at my haircut.
Aim/point (something) at….: nhằm vào, chỉ vào
- Don’t point that knife at me. It’s dangerous.
• Verb + to:
Talk/speak to (someone)…: nói với ai
- Can I speak to Jane, please?
Listen to…
- We spent the evening listening to music.
Invite (somebody) to (a party/a wedding)…;
- They only invited a few people to their wedding.
Explain something to somebody…: giải thích điều gì cho ai
- Can you explain this word to me?
Happen to…xảy đến với ai/cái gì
- What happened to that gold watch you used to have?
Prefer one thing to another: thích cái gì hơn cái gì
- I prefer tea to coffee.
Shout at somebody…(khi giận dữ)
- She got very angry and started shouting at me.
Shout to sonebody…(để cho người khác có thể nghe)
- She shouted to me from the other side of the street.
Throw something at somebody/something (đánh, đập ai/cái gì)
- Somebody threw an egg at the minister.
Throw something to somebody (để cho ai bắt lấy)
- Judy shouted “catch” and threw the key to me from the window.
Ask somebody for something: xin ai cái gì
- He asked me for money.
Ask somebody to do something..yêu cầu ai àm gì
- He asked me to post the letter for him.
• Verb + about….
Talk about/ read about/ tell somebody about…/have a discussion about…
- We talked about a lot of things at the meeting.
Chú ý: discuss something (không có giới từ)
Care about something/something….
- He’s selfish. He doesn’t care about other people.
• Verb + for…
Apply for (a job)….xin việc
- I think this job would suit you. Why don’t you apply for it?
Wait for….chờ đợi
- Don’t wait for me. I’ll join you later.
Search (a person/aplac/a thing) for…tìm kiếm
- I’ve searched (the house) for the key but I still can’t find it.
Leave (a place) for another place.:
- I haven’t seen her since she left for work this morning.
Look for: tìm kiếm
- I’ve lost my keys. Can you help me to look for them?
• Verb + about, of…
Dream about…:
- I dream about you last night.
Dream of being something/doing something (=imagine):
- I often dream of being rich.
Hear about … (được nói cho biết về…)
- Did you hear about the fight in the club on Saturday night?
Hear of.. (biết rằng ai đó/cái gì còn tồn tại)
- “Who is Tom madely?” - “I’ve no idea. I’ve never heard of him.
Hear from… (nhận được thư hoặc điện thoại của ai)
- “Have you heard from Jane recently?”
Remind somebody of…
- This house reminds me of the one I lived in when I was a child.
Complain (to somebody) about …
- We complained to the manager of the restaurant about the food.
• Verb + of…
Accuse somebody of…buộc tội ai
- Sue accused me of being selfish.
Approve of….tán thành
- His parents don’t approve of what he does, but they can’t stop him
Die of…chết vì…
- What did he die of? - “A heart attack”
Consist of ….bao gồm
- My house consists of six rooms.
• Verb + for …
Pay (somebody) for something
- I didn’t have enough money to pay for the meal.
Nhưng “pay the bill/a fine/a tax/fare/ rent”
Thank/forgive somebody for…
- I’ll never forgive them for what they did.
Apologise (to somebody) for…
- I apologised (to them) for my mistakes.
Blame somebody/something for…/blame something on somebody
- Everybody blamed me for the accident/ blamed the accident on me.
• Verb + from…
Suffer from (an illness)
- The number of people suffering from heart disease has increased.
Protect someone/something from (or against) ….bảo vệ ai/cái gì khỏi cái gì
- Sun oil can protect the skin from the sun (or against the sun)
• Verb + on…
Depend on/rely on….phụ thuộc vào
- You can rely on Jill. She always keeps her promises.
- What time will you arrive? - “I don’t know. It depends on the traffic”.
Live on (money/food):
- George’s salry is verry low. It isn’t enough to live on.
Congratulate (someone) on…: chúc mừng ai về việc gì
- I congratulated her on her success in the exam.
Concentrate on…
- Don’t look out the window. Concentrate on your work.
Insist on…: khăng khăng làm gì
- I wanted to go alone but they insisted on coming with me.
Spend (money) on…: tiêu tiền cho cái gì, việc gì
- How much money do you spend on food each week.
• Verb + in…
Believe in …: tin vào
- Do you believe in God?
Specialise in….:
- Helen is a lawyer. She specialises in company law.
Succeed in…
- I hope you succeed in finding the job you want.

• Verb + into…
Break into…: đột nhập
- Our house was broken into a few days ago but nothing was stolen.
Crash/drive/bump/run into…
- He lost control of the car and crashed into the wall.
Divide/split something into…
- The book is divided into 3 parts.
Translate (a book…) (from one language) into the other.
- George Orwell’s book have been translated into many languages.
• Verb + with…
Collide with….: đâm vào, va chạm
- There was an accident this morning. A bus collided with a car.
Fill something with ….
- Take this saucepan and fill it with water.
Provide/supply somebody with….
- The school provides all its students with books.

Bài tập: Điền giới từ thích hợp để hoàn thành câu (nếu cần thiết).
1. I’m not going out yet. I’m waiting …………..the rain to stop.
2. You are always asking me ……………the money. Ask somebody else for a change.
3. I’ve applied…………..the job at the factory. I don’t know if I‘ll get it.
4. I don’t want to discuss …………what happened last night.
5. We had an interesting discussion ……………….the problem but we didn’t reach a decision.
6. He’s selfish. He doesn’t care…………other people.
7. Please let me borrow your camera. I promise I’ll take good care……….it.
8. I looked ……….my key but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
9. I love this music. It reminds me……….a warm day in spring.
10. Janet warned me ………… the water. She said it wasn’t safe to drink.
11. Our neighbors complained ……….us ……….the noise we made last night.
12. She accused me …………..being selfish.
13. I congratulated her……….winning the tournament.
14. He has a bodyguard to protect him ………..enemies.
15. His parents don’t approve………..what he does but they can’t stop him.
16. I didn’t have enough money to pay……….the bill.

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