Prepositions exercise

September 25, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

1. He made a handsome donation ……………………….. the flood relief fund.

a) For
b) To
c) With

2. He quarreled ………………………….me …………………………….. a trivial issue.

a) With, over
b) At, over
c) With, on

3. I am not satisfied …………………………. your explanation.

a) For
b) With
c) At

4. You must not be envious ……………………………. your neighbour’s success.

a) Of
b) For
c) With

5. We can only rely ………………………… our own efforts.

a) On
b) Of
c) At

6. You must be prompt ………………………….. carrying out orders.

a) In
b) With
c) At

7. Recently there has been a sharp rise …………………………… the price of gold.

a) In
b) On
c) With

8. He was born …………………………… poor parents.

a) For
b) To
c) Off

9. His views do not accord …………………………. mine.

a) With
b) For
c) Of

10. Temperance and employment are conducive ………………………. health.

a) For
b) To
c) With

Answers

1. He made a handsome donation to the flood relief fund.

2. He quarreled with me over a trivial issue.

3. I am not satisfied with your explanation.

4. You must not be envious of your neighbor’s success.

5. We can only rely on our own efforts.

6. You must be prompt in carrying out orders.

7. Recently there has been a sharp rise in the price of gold.

8. He was born to poor parents.

9. His views do not accord with mine.

10. Temperance and employment are conducive to health.

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