Prepositions Exercise

December 27, 2010pdf

It is difficult to learn to use prepositions correctly in a foreign language. Many nouns, verbs and adjectives are normally used with particular prepositions.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

1. The turban and the beard easily distinguish a Sikh ——————— others.

a) to
b) from
c) with
d) in

2. The laboratory should be furnished ———————- all necessary equipment.

a) in
b) of
c) with
d) out

3. She is keen ———————- building a career in music.

a) on
b) in
c) at
d) from

4. She is a disgrace ——————- her family.

a) to
b) for
c) at

d) on

5. He was the first to alight ——————- the train.

a) on
b) from
c) in
d) with

6. He is busy ——————– his studies.

a) in
b) with
c) of
d) off

7. He is addicted ——————– drugs.

a) to
b) in
c) on
d) for

8. The hotel is adjacent ——————- the railway station.

a) to
b) at
c) in
d) for

9. During his speech, he alluded ——————– a story in the Vedas.

a) to
b) at
c) in
d) with

10. You must apologize ——————— him.

a) with
b) to
c) for

d) with

11. The inspector commented favorably ——————– our work.

a) on
b) in
c) with
d) for

12. I congratulated him —————— his success.

a) in
b) on
c) for
d) with

Answers

1. b) from
2. c) with
3. a) on
4. a) to
5. b) from
6. b) with
7. a) to
8. a) to
9. a) to
10. b) to
11. a) on
12. b) on

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