Friday, 22 April 2011

EXERCISE - PREPOSITIONS

( 8.1)  EXERCISE - PREPOSITIONS
Fill in the blanks with these words: against, at, by, for, from, in, like, near, of, on, to, up, with.
  • 1. She is doing a degree course _____ a university. 
  • 2. His trousers were washed _____ the washing machine.
  • 3. We had to climb slowly _____ the hill.
  • 4. His house looks _____ a temple.
  • 5. How many _____ the members will join the trip?
  • 6. Don't lean that ladder _____ the wall.
  • 7. I don't usually feel tired _____ the morning.
  • 8. Have you heard anything _____ him yet?
  • 9. My house is quite _____ to your school.
  • 10. Put this _____ your drawer and do not let anyone see it.
  • 11. A university is where you study _____ a degree.
  • 12. Which of these roads will lead _____ the church?
  • 13. He sometimes quarrels _____ the neighbour.
  • 14. I think there is a salesman _____ the door.
  • 15. Her next birthday will be _____ a Sunday.
  • 16. Even the new drug could not cure him _____ his illness.
  • 17. He was given a ten-year prison sentence _____ armed robbery.
  • 18. The cat likes to rub its head _____ my legs.
  • 19. The store was robbed because there was no guard _____ duty.
  • 20. My father has a car _____ yours.
  • 21. His sister holds a degree _____ physics _____ Oxford.
  • 22. The new factory is expected to come online _____ May.
  • 23. If you go _____ a river you go towards its source.
  • 24. Many of us eat _____ fork and spoon.
  • 25. The mob stoned her _____ death.

( 8.2)  EXERCISE - PREPOSITIONS
Fill in the blanks with these words: about, across, after, along, among, behind, beside, off, since, through, under, without.
  • 1. The referee ordered two players _____ the field.
  • 2. I could see her _____ the window.
  • 3. He sings whenever he is _____ the influence of alcohol.
  • 4. We have not met _____ early last year.
  • 5. She came up and sat _____ me.
  • 6. Police want to know all _____ it and are calling for witnesses.
  • 7. Innocent civilians were _____ the casualties.
  • 8. Please shut the door _____ you.
  • 9. How long can you survive _____ light or heating?
  • 10. Who is looking _____ you when your parents are not in?
  • 11. She was carrying her handbag _____ her arm.
  • 12. We parked the car _____ the fence.
  • 13. He had to push his way _____ the crowd to get in.
  • 14. The robbers jumped _____ the train while it was still moving.
  • 15. We enjoy driving _____ the highway.
  • 16. Books were scattered _____ the room.
  • 17. We are not allowed to talk _____ ourselves.
  • 18. He has completed this degree course _____ too much trouble.
  • 19. There is only one bridge _____ this river.
  • 20. Do you believe in life _____ death?

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