of preposition (POSSESSION)
- Those seats are reserved for senior members of the club.
- He was elected Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe.
- What's the name of that plant?
- Sean doesn't like the smell of garlic.
- Troops shot dead the leader of the rebels in an attack last night.
of preposition (AMOUNT)
- Do all of us agree on the matter?
- He broke the world record by a tenth of a second.
- Some of the players are not performing as well as they could.
- I bought her a bunch of flowers for her birthday.
- She failed the exam because she got two of the questions wrong.
of preposition (CONTAINING)
- I'll have a cup of coffee please.
- He gave two bags of old clothes to the charity shop.
- She smokes two packets of cigarettes a day.
- He dropped a jar of peanut butter onto the floor.
- The family looked through an album of old photographs.
of preposition (POSITION)
- He hit the ball over the top of the trees.
- They have recently painted the front of the house yellow.
- He built a shed at the bottom of the garden.
- The accident left him with a scar on the side of his face.
- Use the index in the back of the book.
of preposition (TYPICAL)
- He's got the mental age of a three-year-old.
- That was a stroke of genius.
- She has all the attributes of a great player.
- He has the patience of a saint.
- She plays the piano with the skill of a professional.
of preposition (DAYS)
of preposition (MADE OF)
› made or consisting of; having由…製成的；由…組成的；含有…的
- The barman made a cocktail of vodka and fruit juices.
- He wore a coat of many colours.
- The car was a wreck of twisted metal after the collision.
- A feeling of great sadness came over him.
- The captain inspired a sense of pride in his team.
of preposition (WITH ADJECTIVES/VERBS)
- I'm bored of this game.
- Paul is scared of heights.
- He's very sure of himself.
- He was wary of dogs since he was bitten as a child.
- I'm tired of your complaining.
of preposition (JUDGMENT)
- It was careless of him to leave the door open.
- It was sweet of her to tidy up afterwards.
- It was reckless of her not to take precautions.
- It was very heroic of him to dive into the cold water.
- They agreed that it was naughty of him not to have asked permission.
of preposition (RELATING TO)
C1 about; relating to關於；與…有關的
- Good luck in the exam. I'll be thinking of you.
- He bought a map of the area so that he wouldn't get lost.
- Going to the gym is not my idea of fun.
- I think you've got the wrong impression of Tony.
- Andrew didn't think much of the film, but I liked it.
of preposition (THAT IS/ARE)
› that is/are（表示同位）…的…
- It was one of the advantages of being tall.
- The students didn't understand the aim of the exercise.
- He was taught the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling.
- What is the meaning of that symbol?
- He discovered the pleasure of gardening after he retired.
of preposition (DONE TO)
› done to對…所做的
- A crowd had gathered the watch the demolition of the building.
- The agreement marked the creation of a new state.
- The newspapers reported the sacking of the manager.
- The photos show the abuse of prisoners.
- We watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
of preposition (FELT BY)
- To the delight of the supporters, the team equalized in the last minute.
- The joy of the new parents was obvious to everyone.
- The company's results confirmed the confidence of the board.
- The singer fell off stage, much to the amusement of the crowd.
- The teacher had earned the respect of the class.
of preposition (THROUGH)
B1 through; having as the cause透過；由於，因為
- He later died of his wounds.
- She went of her own accord. No one asked her to go.
- I'm tired of teaching. I'm going to look for a new job.
- You did that out of spite.
- He acted out of respect for his parents.
of preposition (COMPARING)
- Of all the places we visited, New Zealand was the most amazing.
- Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.
- The Eiffel Tower is the most famous of all Paris's landmarks.
- In my opinion, it's the best of all the novels he's written.
- The blue whale is the largest of all the animals.
of preposition (TIME)
of preposition (SEPARATE FROM)
- The firm is within a week of going bankrupt.
- Does she live within walking distance of her parents?
- The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.
- The city was within range of the enemy missiles.
- I came within an inch of losing my life on the rocks below.
of preposition (LOSS)
- They robbed the company of £2 million.
- A last-minute injury robbed me of my place on the team.
- She was desolated at the loss of her sister.
- In hospital, she felt stripped of all her dignity.
- He was stripped of his knighthood after he was convicted of stealing from the company.