ask somebody for …
- A man stopped me and asked me for money.
belong to …
- Does this book belong to you? (= Is this your book?)
happen to …
- I can’t find my pen. What happened to it?
listen to …
- Listen to this music. It’s great!
look at …
- She’s looking at her watch.
- Look at these flowers! They’re beautiful.
- Why are you looking at me like that?
look for …
- He lost his key. He’s looking for it.
- I’m looking for Sarah. Have you seen her?
speak/talk to somebody about …
- Did you talk to Paul about the problem?
- (on the phone) Can I speak to Chris, please?
take care of …
- When Pat is at work, a friend of hers takes care of her children.
- Don’t lose this book. Take care of it.
thank somebody for …
- Thank you very much for your help.
think about … or think of …
- He never thinks about (or of) other people.
- Mark is thinking of (or about) buying a new car.
wait for …
- Wait for me! I’m almost ready.
write and call
write (to) somebody
- I never get letters. Nobody writes to me. (or Nobody writes me.)
call somebody (no preposition)
- I have to call my parents. (not call to …)
depend on으로 말한다. We say depend on …:
- A: Do you like to eat in restaurants?
B: Sometimes. It depends on the restaurant. (not it depends of)
on을 쓰거나 안써서 it depends what/where/how로 말할 수 있다. it depends what/where/how, etc., with or without on.
- A: Do you want to go out with us?
B: It depends where you’re going. (or It depends on where you’re going.)