Prepositions exercise

April 4, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. She was happy when she got the job. But six months ……………………………….. she was fired.

2. I prefer the seaside ……………………………. the mountains.

3. She stopped talking about her illnesses and went ………………………. to tell us about all her other problems.

4. He is inclined …………………………………. lose his temper.

5. Children raised by single parents may have difficulty …………………………. forming stable relationships themselves.

6. A crocodile starts life ……………………….. an egg.

7. She was surprised ………………………….. his mistake.

8.  The Managing Director began his address ………………………….. the shareholders by summarizing the results for the year.

9. There tends …………………….. be jealousy when a new little brother or sister comes along.

10. I am going …………………………. a business trip next week.

Answers

1. She was happy when she got a job. But six months later she was fired.

2. I prefer the seaside to the mountains.

3. She stopped talking about her illnesses and went on to tell us about all her other problems.

4. He is inclined to lose temper.

5. Children raised by single parents may have difficulty in forming stable relationships themselves.

6. A crocodile starts life as an egg.

7. She was surprised at his mistake.

8. The Managing Director began his address to the shareholders by summarizing the results for the year.

9. There tends to be jealousy when a new brother or sister comes along.

10. I am going on a business trip next week.

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