Verbs + prepositions. Revision: deal with Vocabulary accuse of
- to say someone has done something wrong or illegal, i.e.
- Dave's father accused him of damaging the car.
- She is accused of shoplifting and assaulting shop staff.
- to solve a problem; cope with, i.e.
- As a society we have to deal with the traffic pollution in our cities.
- No, I'm sorry, I can't deal with you having five friends to stay the weekend.
- to strongly demand that something is done, i.e.
*Also with that + clause i.e.
- The service in the hotel was very bad. I insist on a large discount.
- She insists on all students being on time for lessons.
- I insist that you give us a large discount.
- She insists that all students are on time for lessons.
- to say you disagree or disapprove of something, (often formal in use) i.e.
possessive - possessiveness
- Our neighbours object to you playing music loud late at night.
- We must object to the city council's intention to cut down these trees.
- (in a relationship) wanting to dominate and control the other
person's life, i.e.Neil is so possessive, he won't let his girl-friend go out anywhere without him.