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Prepositions

A. Use an expression with ABOVE, OVER, UNDER, BELOW or BENEATH to


complete each sentence.
1. Hes too young to be allowed in this bar. Hes ............................................. .
2. Nobody would ever suspect her. Shes ............................................ .
3. Therell be no trouble about repairing the TV if it goes wrong.
Its ........................................... .
4. Dont let those children get too wild! Keep them .............................................. .
5. Hes taller than most people. Hes of .................................................... .
6. The main thing is, dont hurt him. ........................................ , keep him safe.
7. Thats rather unfair! Youre hitting .......................................... .
8. Im afraid I cant work for anyone else. You see, Im ...........................................
to my present employers for two years.
9. He whispered the answer. Yes, he said, ............................................. .
10. Someone who robs an old lady of all her savings
is ............................................... and deserves to be punished.
11. Use one of the ............................................. prepositions to complete these
sentences.
12. Its very frosty this morning. The temperature must have
dropped .............................................. .
13. Shall we discuss the problem after lunch, .................................................. ?
14. Hes a freelance film director, and travels all ................................................
making his films.
15. The village is well ............................................... and at risk of being flooded if
the sea wall is breached by a particularly high tide.
16. Doctors think heart attacks are sometimes brought on by
being ............................................... at home or at work.
17. Youll have to tell me the truth. Stop trying to pull the
wool ........................................... .
18. If you dont bargain with the market traders, youll be
paying ............................................ for their goods.

B. Complete each sentence witht the correct preposition from the pair in brackets.

1. ... second thoughts, Ill have the chicken with asparagus after all. (In / On)
2. Giles was mortified to discover that he had sent Cordelia a photograph of his
ex-girlfriend ... mistake. (by / at)
3. The results of the survey will be published ... due course. (in / on)
4. Could I possible use your phone? Oh, ... all means. (by / in)
5. The intrepid women explored the remotest part of the sierra ... horseback. (by /
on)
6. ... all likelihood, we will never know the real reason for his actions. (In / On)
7. Kindly, sign the contracts in triplicate and send back head office ... return. (by /
on)
8. Nobody helped him. He managed it all ... his own. (by / on)

9. The company is keeping its head above water this year, but there may be
snags in its practical application.
10. The proposal looks good ... paper, but there may be images in its pactical
application.
11. The victims of the industrial accident should ... rights, he compensatedby the
factory owners.
12. I thought Christopher had left his breakfast there accidentally, but he said he
had done it ... purpose.