Say & Don't say







arrive at, not to
don’t say: we arrived to the village at night.
Say: we arrived at the village at night.


ashamed of, not from
don’t say: He is now ashamed from his conduct.
Say: : He is now ashamed of his conduct.


consist of, not from
Don’t say: a year consist from 12 months.
Say: a year consist of 12 months.


covered with, not by
Don’t say: the mountains are covered by snow.
Say: the mountains are covered with snow


cure of, not from
Don’t say: the man was cured from his illness.
Say: the man was cured of his illness.


Confidence in, not on, and not to
Don’t say: I have great confidence on/to him.
Say: I have great confidence in him.


Get rid of, not from
Don’t say: I shall be glad to get rid from him.
Say: I shall be glad to get rid of him.


good at, not in
don’t say : my brother is good in mathematics.
Say: my brother is good mathematics.
Also we say: bad at, clever at, weak at, quick at, slow at, ..etc


look at, not to
Don’t say: look to this beautiful picture.
Say: look at this beautiful picture.

jealous of, not from
don’t say: he is very jealous from his brother.
Say: he is very jealous of his brother.


take by, not from
don’t say: he took his brother from the hand.
Say: he took his brother by the hand.


write in ink, not with ink
don’t say: I have written the letter with ink.
Say: I have written the letter in ink