A prepositional verb is when we have a verb + preposition. The preposition must be followed by an object.
Here are some examples of prepositional verbs.
|to agree to something||to accept
I don’t think he will ever agree to such a plan.
|to apologise for something||to say you are sorry for something
I apologize for not replying to your letter sooner.
|to apply for something||to formally ask someone for something such as a job or permission to do something
Why didn’t you apply for a bank loan?
|to complain to somebody about something/somebody||to say you are annoyed about something
If the service is not satisfactory, you should complain to the customer service about it.
|to conform to something||to be in accordance with something
This signal system doesn’t conform to the official safety standards.
|to consist of something||to mention all of the things that something contains
The delegation consists of over 200 people, including interpreters and journalists.
|to hear from somebody||when someone, especially someone you know well, writes to you or telephones you
When was the last time you heard from him?
|to insist on something||to say that something must happen or somebody must do something
I insist on speaking to the head of the office.
|to refer to something||to talk about somebody or something in a conversation, speech or a piece of writing
Everyone knows who she was referring to in her speech.