English Prepositions – Fill in the blanks
; I get up _______ seven _______ the morning _______ weekdays. I go to work _______ tram. ; I take care _______ my son. My son is similar _______ me. He’s quite different _______ my
; China has agreed _______ participate _______ the global economic forum. ; My wife spent the milk money _______ cigarettes.
; There has been a slight decrease _______ gas prices lately.
; In the beginning, Lillian was not accustomed _______ working in such a big company. ; My favorite Chinese philosopher is Chuang-tzu. Most Westerners have never heard _______
; John’s wife accused him _______ cheating. She thinks he is bored _______ her.
; My boss told me to finish the report _______ 5 pm. After that, I could go _______ vacation. ; Kate apologized _______ her son’s poor behavior.
; If you’ve got a problem, then do something _______ it!
; Everyone _______ the HR department was surprised _______ the news. ; Paul is very good _______ telling jokes. He reminds me _______ his father. ; I’m not familiar _______ this neighborhood.
; If I had to choose _______ going to heaven or hell, I’d choose heaven.
; Hosni Mubarak was ______ power in Egypt for 30 years.
; Alan is a fan ______ Manchester United.
; NATO stands _______ the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
; Roger’s company specializes _______ the management of young musicians.
; I will go _______ vacation next month.
; The cake was _______ four pieces.
; Bratislava is not _______ big _______ Budapest.
; Ken has to finish the project _______ 4 pm tonight.
; The movie was inspired _______ a book written 50 years ago.
; I was able to return the product because it was still _______ warranty. ; The little boy hit his friend _______ a stick.
; I plan to work _______ I am 65 years old.
; I wasn’t able to focus _______ my work because of the loud construction outside my window. ; Unfortunately, I don’t have many opportunities to go _______ business trips.
; This commercial was designed to appeal _______ women in their twenties and thirties.
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; I don’t know his reason _______ ending the relationship.
; Although Carol graduated _______ Harvard with a degree in political science, nowadays she
doesn’t care _______ politics.
; I am very proud _______ my son’s accomplishments.
; Laura can’t concentrate _______ her job because she is stressed out about her marriage.
; I don’t care _______ baseball. I never watch it.
; I am allergic _______ cats.
; We are looking for someone who is skilled _______ giving presentations. ; He is responsible _______ our branch in China.
; I have a question to ask related _______ your education.
; I have a view _______ Prague Castle from my apartment.
; The company president didn't want to comment _______ the scandal.
; You remind me _______ my cousin.
; After graduation, Joan will apply _______ some local companies _______ a job as a graphic
; There was much damage _______ the car.
; These boots were _______ sale last week.
; The United Nations has supplied the rebels _______ weapons.
; I have too many problems to deal _______.
; This product should appeal _______ girls in their teens.
; I’ve never heard _______ Lyle Whitfield.
; I was surprised _______ the size of her nose.
; Grace is _______ her forties. She spends all her money _______ luxury goods. ; Greg is involved _______ organized crime.
; By the time the police found out _______ the crime, the thief was already in Mexico.
; There’s always a risk ______ an earthquake in Japan. It’s difficult to concentrate ______ your
work, when you know there could be a disaster any minute.
; Tina studied ______ Charles University for one year, but she graduated ______ Harvard. She
is snobby. She looks ______ on people who haven’t graduated college.
; I need to take care ______ my little brother. He is discriminated ______ at school because he
has red hair. Yesterday, a bully punched him. However, my brother didn’t tell ______ the bully.
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; The doctor elaborated ______ the patient’s condition. It turns out that the rash was actually
brought ______ by food he ate while in Malaysia.
Carol’s father is very strict. He prohibits her _______ having a boyfriend until she graduates
_______ high school. She spends most of her time in the library, surrounded _______ books. Once, her father accused her _______ doing drugs because she didn’t come home _______ time. He checked her schoolbag _______ drugs. Instead of drugs, he found her diary and read it. This made Carol angry, so she punched him _______ the face.
I graduated ________ university a month ago. I studied ________ Oxford. Last week, I had an interview ________ a programming position ________ Google. They noticed on my CV that I had very little experience, however, they promised not to hold that ________ me. The interview went well, but I’m not sure I’ll be hired. I was tired, so I had a hard time paying attention ________ the
interviewer. Also, I’m a woman, and there are few women in my field. I fear I’ll be discriminated ________. Hopefully being a woman won’t prevent me ________ having a successful career.
Greg went ______ a trip yesterday to Vienna. He has a Pontiac Trans-Am, which is similar ______ the car David Hasselhoff drove in the TV show Knight Rider. On the way there, he was driving his car ______ a speed of 110 km per hour. There was a sharp turn, and his car slid off the icy road. His life was ______ stake. A large tree was right in front of him. He nearly ran ______ it, but at the last second, he regained control and pulled his car back on the road.
Later he realized his tires were ______ bad shape. He needed to invest ______ some new ones. So he went to a car shop that specializes ______ high performance tires. The end.
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