Prepositions after particular words and expressions

February 20, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. Those glasses belong …………………. the top shelf.

a) on

b) to

c) Either could be used here

2. She was angry ………………………. him for lying to her.

a) with

b) at

c) Either could be used here

3. He is not particularly good ……………….. football.

a) at

b) in

c) Either could be used here

4. The manager said that he would like to see a big increase ………………….. productivity.

a) in

b) of

c) with

5. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life fighting …………………. the tax office.

a) with

b) at

c) Either could be used here

6. He was driving carelessly, and crashed ……………… the car in front.

a) against

b) into

c) Either could be used here

7. I was quite disappointed ………………….. my results.

a) with

b) at

c) about

d) All of these could be used here

8. When the chairman ………………….. the room everybody stopped talking.

a) entered

b) entered into

c) entered to

9. Our firm has just ………………… an agreement with them.

a) entered

b) entered into

10. You are lacking ……………….. tact.

a) in

b) at

c) No preposition is necessary

Answers

1. Those glasses belong on the top shelf.

2. She was angry with / at him for lying to her.

3. He is not particularly good at football.

4. The manager said that he would like to see a big increase in productivity.

5. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life fighting with the tax office.

6. He was driving carelessly, and crashed into the car in front.

7. I was quite disappointed with / at / about my results.

8. When the chairman entered the room everybody stopped talking.

9. Our firm has just entered into an agreement with them.

10. You are lacking in tact.

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