Common Verb and Preposition Combinations
Verbs and prepositions are also used in common phrases. The verb generally goes in front of the preposition.
Do you agree with the new guidelines?
Do you agree to the new guidelines?
You get what you pay for.
This novel gave me a lot to think about.
It’s easy to fall in love with big, silly dogs.
I have no doubt about the outcome of the vote.
Rock on, dude!
The verb and the preposition may be separated, especially if the sentence is formally written so the preposition isn’t at the end.
Didn’t I warn you about leaving things until the last minute?
To whom does this book belong? (Who does this book belong to?)
Could you please explain this math problem to me?
To explain something to someone is a common phrase which will always be separated by the something.
Some other examples of verb/preposition combinations are ask for, depend on, look after, wait for, rely on, dream on, lead on, do something for someone, be careful of, be careful with, be disappointed by, boast about, complain about, in conclusion, and search for.