accuse of :
He was accused of robbing the bank. (not for)
afraid of :
My mother is afraid of cats.
angry at, angry with:
We are angry with a person; angry at something the person does or says.
My father was angry with my prodigal brother.
My father was angry at my refusal.
make and made:
Flour is made of wheat. (the substance is not actually changed but only changed into another object)
His jackets are made from the finest leather.( a substance changed into another and a new substance is formed)
The teacher was pleased with the student’s progress.
We are pleased to know of your success. ( use of an infinitive entails the use of ‘of’ here)
sit: sit at a desk, on a chair, , in a bus, in a room.
sorry for, sorry about:
We all feel sorry for the injured soldiers. ( sorry for someone)
We all feel sorry about the unfortunate accident. ( sorry about something)
useful to a person, useful for something.
The essay is useful to me.
The essay is useful for the exams.
Write in, write with:
The article was written in pencil/in ink. ( the appearance on the paper)
Write the points in pencil.
Draw the margin with a pencil.( as an instrument used )
Sign the document with a pen.
Yield to, yield up
The Ministers had to yield to the pressure of the protesters. (surrender)
They were compelled to yield up some of their vluables to the treasury. (give up)