Proper usages of different prepositions with the same word


made of and made from             angry at and angry with            agree to and agree with                   accommodate to and accommodate with                          anxious about and anxious to  
                                 die of and die from                           think of and think up
              useful to and useful for                       afraid of and afraid to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



made of and made from

made of 
Usage:
  • Use made of when the original materials or any substances have not been completely changed and we can still see them.
Examples:
  1. Pencil is made of wood.
  2. All the furniture was made of wood.
made from
Usage:
  • Use made from when the original materials or substances have been completely changed and cannot be recognized.
Examples:
  1. Wine is made from water and grapes.
  2. Bricks are made from clay.

angry at and angry with

angry at 
Usage:
  • Use angry at something that one does.
Examples:
  1. My father is angry at my playing cricket.
  2. He felt angry at the injustice of the situation.
angry with
Usage:
  • Use angry with a person 
Examples:
  1. Boss is angry with his employees.
  2. Angry birds are angry with the pegs.

agree to and agree with

agree to 
Usage:
  • agree to something means be willing to accept or allow something
Examples:
  1. CM has agreed to our proposal.
  2. Public will agree to the building of dam.
agree with
Usage:
  • agree with somebody or something means have the same opinion
Examples:
  1. All my friends agree with me.
  2. He agree with his statement.

 accommodate to and accommodate with

accommodate to 
Usage:
  • accommodate something to something means to change something's or someone's behavior so that something or someone can deal with a new situation better
Examples:
  1. They have to accommodate themselves to poverty.
  2. I needed to accommodate to the new schedule.
accommodate with
Usage:
  • accommodate somebody with something means to help somebody by doing what they want
Examples:
  1. Teachers accommodate student with a pen.
  2. Poor are accommodated with money.

anxious about and anxious to

anxious about
Usage:
  • anxious about something means worried or nervous about that thing
Examples:
  1. She seemed to be anxious about the meeting with her. 
  2. Parents are always anxious about their son's health.
anxious to  
Usage:
  • anxious to something means want to do something very much
Examples:

  1. He is anxious to get a job.
  2. Bikers are anxious to ride.




die of and die from

die of
Usage:
  • Use die of when someone dies because of disease or illness
Examples:
  1. Our Prime Minister died of heart attack.
  2. Many people have died of malaria.
die from
Usage:
  • Use die from when someone dies because of  other accidents like pollution, wound, violence, car crashes than disease or illness.
Examples:
  1. Our children died from violence.
  2. Many birds die from pollution.
Note :
You can write- Many died from diseases, but you cannot write- many died of diseases. We should name the disease, e.g, cancer, malaria, typhoid whenever you write died of. 
   
Examples:
Many died from diseases. ✔
Many died of diseases. 
Many died of cancer. ✔

think of and think up


think of
Usage:
  • think of something or somebody means to have an image or idea of something or somebody in your mind
  • think of means to produce a plan, idea or suggestion by thinking
Examples:

  1. I always think of my mother.
  2. Think of the days when you were a boy.

think up
Usage:
  • think up means to dream or to create something new in your mind
Examples:

  1. I always think up about my plan.
  2. If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up.

useful to and useful for

useful to
Usage:
  • Use useful with preposition to for a person
Examples:
  1. This tool is useful to me.
  2. The English grammar book is useful to Rohit.
useful for
Usage:
  • Use useful with preposition for when you mean purpose.
Examples:
  1. This gun is very useful for killing wild animals.
  2. Mobile is useful for calling somebody.

afraid of and afraid to

afraid of
Usage:
  • be afraid of doing something means be worried or anxious about something which might happen.
Examples:
  1. Most criminals are afraid of being caught.
  2. Animals are afraid of being killed.
  3. Students are afraid of failure.
afraid to
Usage:
  • be afraid to do something means be unwilling to do something because you are frightened about what may happen.
Examples:
  1. He loves her, but he is afraid to ask.
  2. Young entrepreneurs are not afraid to take risks.