Common word combinations exercise

November 21, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions or adverb particles. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. I despair …………………………. reforming that fellow. (of / off / at)

2. Never deviate …………………………. the path of truth. (off / from / with)

3. This plan radically differs …………………………….. the earlier plan. (between / from / with)

4. I am diffident …………………………. passing the TOEFL this time. (of / about / with)

5. I entirely disagree ………………………… you on this point. (with / against / at)

6. You are a disgrace …………………………….. your whole family. (for / to / with)

7. I wish to dispose …………………………… my old car. (of / off / with)

8. I tried to dissuade him ……………………………. following such a course of action. (from / of / with)

9. His father is disgusted ……………………………. him for his addiction to gambling. (with / at / for)

10. Although this is similar to the other tune, it is quite distinct …………………………. it. (from / with / at)

Answers

1. I despair of reforming that fellow.

2. Never deviate from the path of truth.

3. This plan radically differs from the earlier one.

4. I am diffident about passing the TOEFL this time.

5. I entirely disagree with you on this point.

6. You are a disgrace to your whole family.

7. I wish to dispose of my old car.

8. I tried to dissuade him from following such a course of action.

9. His father is disgusted with him for his addiction to gambling.

10. Although this is similar to the other one, it is quite distinct from it.

 

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