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Noun + preposition (`reason for', `cause of' etc.) Unit 121

Unit 121

Noun + preposition (`reason for', `cause of' etc.)


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+ предлог. Иногда и другие предлоги возможны -

более подробную информацию см. в хорошем словаре.



a cheque FOR (a sum of money):

- They sent me a cheque for $ 50.

a demand / a need FOR something:

- The firm closed down because there wasn't enough demand

for its product.

a reason FOR something:

- The train was late but no-one knew the reason for the delay.

a rise / an increase / a fall / a decrease IN something:

- There has been an increase in road accidents recently.

an advantage / a disadvantage OF something:

- The advantage of living alone is that you can do what you like.

однако говорят `there is an advantage in doing something':

- There are many advantages in living alone.

a cause OF something:

- Nobody knows what the cause of the explosion was.

a photograph / a picture OF someone/something:

- He always keeps a photograph of his wife in his wallet.

damage TO something:

- The accident was my fault, so I paid for the damage to the

other car.

an invitation TO a party / a wedding etc.:

- Did you get an invitation to the party?

a reaction TO something:

- I was surprised at his reaction to what I said.

a solution TO a problem / an answer TO a question /

a reply TO a letter/ a key TO a door:

- Do you think we'll find a solution to this problem.

- The answer to your question is `No'!

an attitude TO/TOWARDS someone/something:

- His attitude to/towards his job is very negative.

a relationship / a connection / contact WITH someone/something:

- Do you have a good relationship with your parents?

- Police want to question a man in connection with the robbery.

однако: a relationship / a connection / contact / a difference BETWEEN two things:

- Police have said that there is no connection between

the two murders.

- There are some differences between British English and

American English.


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