Exercises on preposition

Complete the following sentences with proper prepositions:

1.We’ll buy a smaller house when the children have grown _______ and left home.

2. The computer isn’t working. It broke _________ this morning.

3. My headaches have been much better since I gave ________ drinking coffee.

4. I turned _______ their offer because they weren’t going to pay me enough money.

5. It was not a problem. We looked _______ his number in the telephone book.

6. Helen takes ________ her mother in many ways.

7. We need to set ________ early tomorrow.

8. The plane took ________ very quickly.

9. Anne’s leaving ________ London tomorrow morning.

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EXERCISES ON PREPOSITION 
 Complete the following sentences with proper prepositions: 
1.We’ll buy a smaller house when the children have grown _______ and left home. 
2. The computer isn’t working. It broke _________ this morning. 
3. My headaches have been much better since I gave ________ drinking coffee. 
4. I turned _______ their offer because they weren’t going to pay me enough money. 
5. It was not a problem. We looked _______ his number in the telephone book. 
6. Helen takes ________ her mother in many ways. 
7. We need to set ________ early tomorrow. 
8. The plane took ________ very quickly. 
9. Anne’s leaving ________ London tomorrow morning. 
10. Your friend is always complaining _______ her job. 
11. If there was a technical failure, Gagarin might never get _______ to the Earth. 
12. Courses like shoemaking or glass engraving provide people ________ practical skills they can 
do with their hands. 
13.She is famous _______ her beautiful face and sweet voice. 
14. We are all aware ________ the importance of the environment protection. 
15. His opinion is different _________ mine. 
16. If you don’t pay attention _________ the teacher, you won’t understand the lesson. 
17. I’m not familiar______ his name, but his face seems familiar_____ me. 
18. We were very grateful_______ our friends for all of their assistance. 
19.No one knew precisely what would happen ______ a human being in space. 
20..How would the mind deal ______ the psychological tension? 
21. I’m good________ English, but I’m bad______ Mathematics. 
22. Mrs. Brown is often worried__________ money. 
23. Her parents are very pleased_________ her French. 
24. I’m not interested ___________ politics. 
25. I’m bit short_________ money. Can you lend me some? 
26. I was delighted___________ the present you gave me. 
27. She was sad because he was very rude_________ her. 
28. She was very angry_________ Tom. 
29. Fred is capable________ doing better work than he is doing at present. 
30. You get bored___________ doing the same thing every day. 
31. Thank you. It was very kind________ you to help me. 
32. Mr. Green is responsible ________hiring employees. 
33. There’s really no need for you to be afraid________ the examination. 
34. Ken was proud________ his good marks on the English. 
35. My plan is similar_______ yours, but it is different__________ Ken’s. 
36. Pierre said he had become quite fond_______ American hamburgers. 
37. That fashion magazine is full______ advertising for women’s clothes. 
38. Thin gloves aren’t very suitable___________ that kind of work. 
39. They were happy_______ the results of the election. 
40. Y. Gagarin lifted _______ into space aboard the Vostok 1 _____ 9.07 a.m. Moscow time 
_______ 12
th
 April, 1961. 
41. If you want to lose weight, you must go ________ a diet. 
42. You should learn ________ heart all the new words and try to use them in the context. 
43. We have been learning English ________ five years. 
44.Can you send it to me _______ fax? 
45. She’s never satisfied _________ what she has got. 
46. She wanted to borrow some books ______ him but she was shy _______ asking. 
47. They succeeded ______escaping______ the burning house. 
48. I don’t approve ______ your smoking. I wish you would give ______ that habit. 
49. Do you think we’ll find a solution ______ the problem? 
50. I must try and look ______ my notes before the exam. 
51. He admitted having opened the suitcase _______ asking its owner. 
52. Opening the parcel, he was surprised _______ what he saw. 
53. She insisted ________ him wearing the red tie. 
54. The teacher tried to explain the new formula________ his students. 
55. The English contest organized ________ our teachers is an annual event in my school. 
56. The participants must find ________ all the answers in order to go in the next round. 
57. Are you excited____________ going on holiday next week? 
58. She said to me “why don’t you relax ________a while?” 
59. ________ the end of the film, the heroine was reunited with her family. 
60. On behalf ________ our group, he made a speech at the meeting. 
61. Have you washed your hands _________having lunch. 
62. He was accused _________ having stolen a car. 
63. Thank you very much _________ inviting me to your party. 
64. We could not play soccer due _________the bad weather. 
65. If you don’t want to watch TV. Turn it _________, please. 
66. He is retired. He lives ________ his pension. 
67. He’s getting bored _______ learning _________ heart. 
68. The bomb went _______ killing several by-standers. 
69. They cancelled the flight because ________ the storm. 
70. The local people are very hospitable _________ strangers. 
71. Why were you absent ________ class this morning? 
72. In English lessons we always speak _____________ English. 
73. When I bought the house, my sister helped me _______ with a loan. 
74. Your father is very kind __________David. 
75. Your plan is similar _____________his. 
76. She is accustomed _______________getting up early. 
77. This area is rich______________ oil. 
78. Are you acquainted ______________ this man? 
79. It was very nice ___________ him to give me a lift. 
80. Smoking is harmful____________ our health. 
81. Mary always take good care ________her children. 
82. Our study is very important__________ our future and useful __________ our country. 
83. Why don't you ask _________a pay increase? 
84. Don't shout ________the child when he makes a mistake. 
85. Ken prefers Chinese food ________French food. 
86 How long have they been working _________the company? 
87. He wore a hat, which made him look _________a spy. 
88. I think your mother should let you make ________your own mind. 
89. The pens made ____________ plastic are very cheap . 
90. Many of the stories are based ________ rumor. 
91. Was your friend successful________ getting a loan from the bank? 
92. If you look __________ the book, you can find what you need. 
93. You should make use __________ the books you have. 
94. She was very upset__________ the news of her father’s death. 
95.How would the body react ______ the extreme changes in temperature? 
96.We congratulate you ______ your successful flight. 
97.The American people shared ______ the Soviet people their satisfaction for the safe flight. 
98.Most of the streets were named ______ national heros. 
99.China became the third country in the world to be able to independently carry _______manned 
space flights. 
100. . He was in orbit around the Earth ______ a speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour. 
KEY 
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11- back 12- with 13-for 14- of 1 5- from 16- to17- with 18- to19- to 20- with 
21- at/at 22- about23-with 24- in 25- of 26- with27-to 28-with 29- of 30- with 
31- of 32- for 33-of 34- of 35- to 36- of 37-of 38- for 39-with 40-off / at / on 
41- on 42- by 43-for 44- by 45- with 46- from/ of 47-in / from 48- of 49- to 50- through 
51- without 52- at 53-on 54- to 55- for 56- out 57-about 58- for 59-at 60- of 
61-before 62- of 63- for -of 64- to 65- off 66- on 67-with/by 68- off 69-of 70- to 
71- from 72- in 73-out 74- to 75- to 76- to 77-in 78- with 79- of 80- to 
81-of 82- for/ for 83-for 84- at 85- to 86- for 87- like 88- up 89-of 90- on 
91- in 92- through 93-of 94- about 95- to 96- on 97-with 98- after 99- out 100- at 

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