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Dependent prepositions exercises

Dependent prepositions exercises

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Complete the dependent prepositions exercises below to test your knowledge.

Dependent prepositions exercises practice – verbs

dependent prepositions exercisesComplete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

1. Visitors are asked to abstain ___________ smoking on the premises.

(a) from    (b) on

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Correct answer is A.

 

2. She is unavailable at the moment as she is attending _________ an urgent issue.

(a) on    (b) to

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Correct answer is B.

 

3. I believe _________  him – he is such a talented and hard-working artist.

(a) with    (b) in

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Correct answer is B.

 

4. She took some time off work to care ________ her sick son.

(a) for    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

5. I totally agree _______ your opinion – everything you say about this is true!

(a) with    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

6. The schoolboy was blamed _______ the broken window.

(a) about    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

7. He annoys me because he is always boasting __________ his achievements!

(a) about    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

8. I had to choose ____________ going to the cinema or out to dinner as I couldn’t afford to do both.

(a) between    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

9. The management team is meeting this afternoon to decide ___________ the best solution.

(a) on    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

10. He forgave me __________ my mistake.

(a) about    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

Dependent prepositions exercises practice – adjectives

Complete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

11. I am so excited ____________ the upcoming concert!

(a) about    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

12. Take no notice of what she says she is just envious ___________ you!

(a) with    (b) of

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Correct answer is B.

 

13. I am doubtful ___________ the likely success of this project.

(a) with    (b) about

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Correct answer is B.

 

14. He is so ashamed __________ what he did and sends his apologies!

(a) of    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

15. The company is aware _________ the problem and is working hard to fix it soon.

(a) of    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

16. We were so dissatisfied ___________ the service, we won’t eat at that restaurant again.

(a) with    (b) at

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Correct answer is A.

 

17. It is good that the whole team is so enthusiastic __________ the changes.

(a) to    (b) about

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Correct answer is B.

 

18. He is so good ___________ public speaking.

(a) at    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

19. She was so kind __________ me when I was having problems.

(a) to    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

20. I am so tired __________ my job, I need a change I think.

(a) of    (b) about

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Correct answer is A.

 

Dependent prepositions exercises practice – nouns

Complete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

21. It was an unjustified attack ________ an innocent party.

(a) of    (b) on

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Correct answer is B.

 

22. His attitude ____________ the subject is very narrow-minded.

(a) in    (b) towards

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Correct answer is B.

 

23. The manager thanked the staff on behalf _________ the directors.

(a) of    (b) on

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Correct answer is A.

 

24. There is no need ___________ violence in any circumstances.

(a) of    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

25. The reason __________ the accident is still to be established.

(a) of    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

26. Conditions are much better but there is still room __________ further improvement.

(a) for    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

27. The rise ____________ crime levels has been attributed to lower employment opportunities.

(a) in    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

28. There was a public outcry in reaction ___________ the government’s proposals.

(a) with    (b) to

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Correct answer is B.

 

29. He has extensive knowledge ___________ the subject.

(a) of    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

30. The teacher let them finish class early __________ condition that they arrived early the next day.

(a)  in   (b) on

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Correct answer is B.
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