Prepositional phrases exercise

March 28, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositional phrases.

1. I would rather have coffee ……………………………… tea.

a) instead of b) instead from c) instead to

2. ………………………….. the rains, we went out.

a) in spite of b) in spite c) in spite on

3. ………………………… fire, break glass to escape.

a) in case of b) in case c) in case with

4. I am standing here ………………………… my friends.

a) in behalf of b) on behalf of c) on behalf

5. We solved the problem ……………………………. a new device developed by our engineers.

a) by means of b) by means c) by means to

6. …………………….., I had a happy childhood.

a) in the whole c) on the whole c) the whole of

7. Can you help me ………………………….?

a) in anyway b) in any way c) any way

8. She didn’t allow cancer to discourage her. …………………………., she began to work twice as hard.

a) on the contrary b) in the contrary c) to the contrary

9. ………………………., we are impressed with her performance.

a) in general b) on general c) in generally

10. I am seeing him in May – …………………….. in June.

a) or rather b) rather c) in rather

Answers

1. I would rather have coffee instead of tea.

2. In spite of the rains, we went out.

3. In case of fire, break glass to escape.

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

5. We solved the problem by means of a new device developed by our engineers.

6. On the whole, I had a happy childhood.

7. Can you help me in any way?

8. She didn’t allow cancer to discourage her. On the contrary, she began to work twice as hard.

9. In general, we are impressed with her performance.

10. I am seeing him in May – or rather in June.

 

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