Prepositions exercise

April 8, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. Note that this exercise is not aimed at native speakers of the language. It is for ESL students.

1. I’m experimenting ……………………….. a new hairstyle. (with / for / in)

2. We did an experiment ………………………… the chemistry lesson today. (in / for / on)

3. My parents expected too much ……………………… me when I was at school. (of / with / from)

4. Staff are expected to start work punctually ………………………… 9 am. (in / at / on)

5. I expect to get a diamond necklace ………………………….. my birthday. (for / to / at)

6. I can’t wait …………………………. The holidays. (on / to / for)

7. The man accused ………………………….. killing his land lady has been arrested. (of / for / about)

8. They each listened carefully …………………………. What the other said. (to / for / with)

9. She has got a pain …………………………. The shoulder. (in / on / with)

10. He walked ………………………. The front door without looking back. (of / out of / out on)

Answers

1. I’m experimenting with a new hairstyle.

2. We did an experiment in the chemistry lesson today.

3. My parents expected too much of me when I was at school.

4. Staff are expected to start work punctually at 9 am.

5. I expect to get a diamond necklace for my birthday.

6. I can’t wait for the holidays.

7. The man accused of killing his land lady has been arrested.

8. They each listened carefully to what the other said.

9. She has got a pain in the shoulder.

10. He walked out of the front door without looking back.

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