Read the explanation and complete the EXERCISE below.
In this exercise, there are some common verbs which are generally followed by at, to or no preposition.
Verbs Followed By TO
|speak / talk||to someone||about something|
|apologise||to someone||for something|
Verbs Followed By NO Preposition
|answer||someone / an email|
|phone / call||someone||about/for something|
Verbs Followed By AT
|take/have a look||at||something/someone|
|shoot / fire||at||something/someone|
Verbs Followed By AT or TO (change in meaning)
- His father got angry and shouted at him. (Meaning: he was angry.)
- He shouted hello to me from the other side of the street. (Meaning: he wanted me to hear him.)
- She throw a ball at me. (Meaning: she tried to hit me with a ball.)
- She threw a ball to me. (Meaning: she wanted me to catch the ball.)