Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. These are called dependent prepositions and they are followed by a noun or a gerund (‘ing’ form).
有一些动词常常在动词宾语跟着介词。 这种叫做依存介词,它们经常跟着一个名词和动名词(动词ing形式)。
• He’s waiting for a bus.
For is the dependent preposition for ‘wait’
We can use other prepositions with ‘wait’ – e.g. He waited at the bus stop – but ‘for’ is the dependent preposition.
我们能用其他介词和wait搭配,例如He waited at the bus stop ,但是for是依存介词。
Here are some other verbs with their dependent prepositions.
Verbs with ‘for’ 和for搭配的动词
• He apologised for being late. You can also ‘apologise to someone’
• I applied for the job but I didn’t get it.
• How do you ask for a coffee in Polish?
• She spent many years caring for her aged parents.
• I can’t go out tonight because I have to prepare for my interview tomorrow.

With ‘from’
• This spray should protect you from mosquitoes.
• Has he recovered from his illness yet?
• He won an award because he saved someone from drowning.
• I suffer from hay fever.
With ‘in’
She believes in ghosts.
• Our company specialises in computer software.
• You have to work hard if you want to succeed in life.

With ‘of’
I don’t approve of your language, young man.
• Our dog died of old age.
• This shampoo smells of bananas.

With ‘on’
• The film is based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.
• If you make so much noise I can’t concentrate on my work.
• Come on! We’re relying on you!
• We don’t agree on anything but we’re good friends.

With ‘to’ 
• Can I introduce you to my wife?
• Please refer to the notes at the end for more information.
• Nobody responded to my complaint.
With ‘with’
I agree with everything you’ve said.
• My secretary will provide you with more information if you need it.

There are many more verb + dependent preposition combinations – make a note of them as you meet them.