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Prepositions: Practice III


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The film was directed _______ Spielberg.
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The little boy was bitten _______ his own dog.
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They will travel _______ train.
by
The dog was sleeping _______ the fire.
concerning
She made no comments _______ the meeting.
concerning
Do you have any news _______ my job application?
concerning
She had no idea _______ her promotion in the company.
considering
We deserve better services, _______ the taxes we pay.
considering
_______ his humble origin, I think he has made a great progress.
considering
You did very well at the exam, _______ its complexity.
considering
My grandmother is a very active woman, _______ her age.
contrary to
_______ what we thought, he finally won the tennis match.
contrary to
His ideas about capitalism are _______ my own.
contrary to
_______ popular opinion, she is, in fact, a good person.
contrary to
_______ all our expectations, he finally succeeded.
in spite of
It was a great match _______ the bad the weather.
despite
_______ his bad reputation, he won the elections.
in spite of
He continued smoking _______ his doctor's advice.
despite
They couldn't finish on time, _______ the effort they made.
down
I was walking _______ the street when I saw the accident.
down
He rolled _______ the hill and broke one leg.
down
We saw a dead cow floating _______ the river.
down
Tears started rolling _______ her cheeks.
due to
The president was forced to resign _______ his sexual scandals.
due to
They had a two-hour delay _______ the traffic jam.
owing to
Many roads were closed, _______ the heavy blizzard.
owing to
The project was cancelled, _______ lack of support.
During
Many innocent people were killed _______ the war.
During
Those trees blossom _______ the spring.
During
I decided to study by night and sleep _______ the day.
During
The people yawned _______ the politician's speech.
except
They all understood the explanation _______ Bill.
except
The store will be open every day _______ Sunday.
except for
I have no news from her, _______ the postcard she sent me.
except for
_______ her lack of patience, she is a good teacher.
for
She bought presents _______ all her grandchildren.
for
My cousin left _______ London two hours ago.
for
I have worked _______ this company for many years.
for
That scientist was famous _______ his intelligence.
from
These products are imported _______ Italy.
from
I took a bus _______ Miami to Chicago.
from
She works _______ 9 to 5 every day.
from
They died _______ the effects of a poisonous gas.
in
They will spend their honeymoon _______ Miami.
in
Our holidays start _______ May.
in
What do you have _______ your mouth?
in
That monument was built _______ 1993.
inside
The tourists went _______ the castle following the guide.
inside
She was very hungry so she looked _______ the refrigerator.
inside
The children were playing _______ the house.
inside
I think there is a gift for you _______ the box.
in front of
You are not allowed to park your car _______ the hospital.
in front of
She hit her brother right _______ her mother.
in front of
There was a tall man standing _______ me.
in front of
Just sit _______ the TV and don't move.
instead of
He bought a computer _______ a television set.
instead of
I will give the speech _______ her.
instead of
The bottle was full of water _______ whisky.
instead of
They went to California _______ Florida.
into
Don't get _______ trouble again.
into
She came _______ the room and sat by my side
into
Bill jumped off the bridge _______ the river.
into
Jack threw his clothes _______ the closet and turned on the TV.
like
He spoke _______ a leader conducting an army.
like
He acted _______ a child when he was angry.
like
Nobody loves you _______ he does.
like
He was good at several sports, _______ tennis.
minus
Twenty _______ five equals fifteen.
minus
The temperature was _______ ten degrees this morning.
minus
All soldiers returned to base _______ John who was killed.
minus
You have to pay $100 _______ the $30 you already paid.
near
Our anniversary is _______ Christmas.
near
Is there any restaurant _______ here?
near
It is terrible to live _______ an airport.
near
There is a pay phone _______ that monument.
next to
The bank is _______ a police station.
next to
Who is sitting _______ Bill?
next to
Can I sit _______ the window?
next to
This table goes _______ that window.
of
The cabin is made _______ wood.
of
Jack is doing a research about the life _______ insects.
of
She was a woman _______ extraordinary intelligence.
of
Would you like another cup _______ wine?
off
I took a book _______ the shelf.
off
The island is three miles _______ the coast.
off
Billy fell _______ his bicycle and broke a leg.
off
Keep _______ the grass!
on
We saw a spider _______ the wall.
on
The children left their toys _______ the table.
upon
She leaned her head _______ his shoulder and started crying.
on
I bought a book _______ economics.
onto
The actor walked _______ the stage and danced.
onto
He placed the book _______ the table and began reading.
onto
The cat jumped _______ the chair to get its food.
onto
They want to load all their furniture _______ a truck.
on top of
He thought he was _______ the world.
on top of
Mary didn't notice the new webcam _______ her computer.
on top of
He finally found his watch _______ a pile of books.
on top of
There was a black cat lying _______ the fridge.
opposite
They sat _______ each other and started arguing.