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Prepositions

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Fill in the correct preposition. Sometimes there's only one good fit but often there are more possibilities. Also: Watch out. Sometimes, changing the preposition can change the meaning.

How many prepositions are there? Go on have a guess. Although only a handful of them are used over and over again, there are over 120 of them.

Which preposition is the longest word? Can you find a preposition beginning with each letter of the alphabet A-Z ( Lets treat those awkward letters XYZ together as one) Go on your web quest here to discover the answers. More about prepositions

  1. They arrived __ Paddington Station.
  2. Your flight will be announced __ 10:15.
  3. They arrived __ lunch.
  4. Where shall we be __ 10 years' time.
  5. The door opened, and two men came __
  6. They came __ the other side of the country.
  7. I came __ while you were watching the film.
  8. Mr Atkinson came __ the room.
  9. Charles covered his face __ his hands.
  10. We always have chicken __ Sunday.
  11. Throwing paper __ the ground is forbidden.
  12. Your father bought his car __ you.
  13. I climbed __ to the top of the hill.
  14. He fell __ the stairs.
  15. I was reading a book __ lunch.
  16. We were too close __ him.
  17. There has been another increase __ the price.
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Fill in the correct preposition after the following verbs.

  1. I don't agree __ you.
  2. Bob and Mary can never agree __ anything.
  3. The driver stopped to ask __ the way.
  4. His son believed __ him.
  5. Impossible to call __ help.
  6. They were congratulated __ their success.
  7. You should look __ your little brother.
  8. What are you looking __ ?
  9. Harry needs a place to stay tonight. Can you put him __ for the night.
  10. Put __ your hands!
  11. I shall just have to put __ with that.
  12. I put __ my socks.
  13. We had to put __ going on holidays.
  14. Send __ the doctor.
  15. Speak __ ! I can't hear you from over here.
  16. I succeeded __ passing my examination.
  17. He did not wait __ a reply.
  18. You will have to account __ that error.
  19. His age has to be taken account __
  20. The children all burst __ laughter.
  21. Mac and Henry burst __ laughing.
  22. Do it yourself , why don't you! What did your last slave die __ ?
  23. Smiling she gave __
  24. We gave __ teasing him.
  25. What did the bishops and barons live __ ?
  26. The solution was arrived __ by chance.
  27. Thank you for bearing __ us.
  28. They were discriminated __ at work.
  29. If you had only heard him mock __ you!
  30. That's not to be wondered __
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Fill in the correct preposition after the following nouns

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  1. Note the difference __ meaning.
  2. We had great difficulty __ translating the text.
  3. There is no doubt __ that.
  4. It did not make much impression __ her.
  5. He does not take any interest __ reading.
  6. What is your opinion __ these questions?
  7. He had no opportunity __ speak to him.
  8. They did not discuss the possibility __ getting married.
  9. The chance __ meeting him was but poor.
  10. My chances __ promotion aren't so hot.
  11. Madam, my congratulations __ your rehabilitation.
  12. She kept quiet for fear __ being fired.
  13. The early Americans had great faith __ the Constitution.
  14. I was at a loss __ an answer.
  15. Your height is no proof __ your age.
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Fill in the correct preposition after the following adjectives.

  1. Bob's mother is angry __ him.
  2. He'll get angry __ anything.
  3. We are not directly concerned __ it.
  4. He was crazy __ first.
  5. I was crazy for you, __ in those days.
  6. When I had finished this work, I was delighted __ it.
  7. Scottish towns look very different __ English towns.
  8. Are you good __ drawing horses?
  9. You are expected to be interested __ the job you have been offered.
  10. The worst thing I can imagine is to be late __ school.
  11. We are prepared __ the worst.
  12. I'm proud __ you.
  13. I feel sorry __ her.
  14. I was surprised __ the news.
  15. Feeling slightly ashamed __ himself, he sat up against the bed head.
  16. Simon was bored __ living by himself.
  17. Harry's parents are anxious __ him to receive a good education.
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Prepositions of time

  1. I'm never late for work. I always arrive right __ time.
  2. I got on the train a second before it left. I was just in the nick __ time.
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Word Order

Put the two objects in brackets into the correct order.

  1. Your mother sent (you, some nosedrops).
  2. __ will be continued
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