Phrasal prepositions exercise

March 1, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using phrasal prepositions given below.

(according to, because of, in spite of , on behalf of, instead of, in front of, by means of, for the sake of, in addition to)

1. ……………….. his hard work, he failed the test.

2. ………………… doctors, smoking can cause cancer.

3. I am standing here …………………… my colleagues.

4. The trains arrived late ……………….. heavy rains.

5. I stayed in bed all day ……………… going to work.

6. Thoughts are conveyed …………………… words.

7. Gandhi gave up his legal practice ………………… his country.

8. ……………….. his own family, he has to support his brother’s.

9. There is a school …………………. my house.

10. I would like to have lemon juice ………………… coffee.

Answers

1. In spite of his hard work, he failed the test.

2. According to doctors, smoking can cause cancer.

3. I am standing here on behalf of my colleagues.

4. The trains arrived late because of heavy rains.

5. I stayed in bed all day instead of going to work.

6. Thoughts are conveyed by means of words.

7. Gandhi gave up his legal practice for the sake of his country.

8. In addition to his own family, he has to support his brother’s.

9. There is a school in front of my house.

10. I would like to have lemon juice instead of coffee.

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