We use dependent prepositions to combine an adjective, noun or verb in a sentence. There is no rule only patterns that you can learn. By reading widely and listening to many types of programmes you will learn which preposition is dependent on which word.
Examples of dependent prepositions.
- I'm good at cooking traditional food.
- Karl relies on his laptop to work from home.
- Lindsay isn't interested in studying Spanish.
- They don't believe in ghosts.