PREPOSITIONS – PRACTICE TEST 3

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Complete the sentences with one of the prepositions from the box.

(ABOUT – AGAINST – AT – FOR – FROM – IN – INTO – OF – ON – TO – WITH)

1.  I almost never agree ______________ him, but this time we shared the same opinion.
2.  He subscribed ______________ the weekly magazine.
3.  She blamed the incident ______________ my carelessness.
4.  The convict escaped ______________ a high security prison.
5.  The young woman smiled ______________ me and I smiled back.
6.  Students are protesting ______________ increasing tuition fees at universities.
7.  Small children believe ______________ Father Christmas or Santa Claus.
8.  After the accident the ambulance took him to the hospital where he fell ______________ acoma.
9.  Catharine’s parents disapproved ______________ her marriage to the wealthy banker.
10.  Rugby is often associated ______________ being a brutal sport.
11.  She cares ______________ her mother a lot and always comes to visit her.
12.  After graduating he applied ______________ a job at a local book shop.
13.  She insisted ______________ taking me out to dinner on my birthday.
14.  I always shop ______________ my Christmas presents during the summer holidays.
15.  After studying at university, she developed ______________ a great scientist.
16.  He invested all his money ______________ real estate.
17.  The dog barked ______________ the delivery man when he came through the gate.
18.  Dad always tries to protect me ______________ bad influences.
19.  We must sympathize ______________ those who have lost relatives in the conflict.
20.  The drug addict died ______________ an overdose of heroin.
21.  In August 1945 the Japanese surrendered ______________ the Americans.
22.  It took him a long time to recover ______________ the accident he had last year.
23.  My neighbour complained ______________ the noise on the streets.
24.  The farmers in the region hoped ______________ rain because the drought was destroyingall the crops.
25.  She gazed ______________ me in astonishment.

Answer Key: 

1.  with
I almost never agree with him, but this time we shared the same opinion.

2.  to
He subscribed to the weekly magazine.

3.  on
She blamed the incident on my carelessness.

4.  from
The convict escaped from a high security prison.

5.  at
The young woman smiled at me and I smiled back.

6.  against
Students are protesting against increasing tuition fees at universities.

7.  in
Small children believe in Father Christmas or Santa Claus.

8.  into
After the accident the ambulance took him to the hospital where he fell into a coma.

9.  of
Catharine’s parents disapproved of her marriage to the wealthy banker.

10.  with
Rugby is often associated with being a brutal sport.

11.  about
She cares about her mother a lot and always comes to visit her.

12.  for
After graduating he applied for a job at a local book shop.

13.  on
She insisted on taking me out to dinner on my birthday.

14.  for
I always shop for my Christmas presents during the summer holidays.

15.  into
After studying at university, she developed into a great scientist.

16.  in

He invested all his money in real estate.

17.  at
The dog barked at the delivery man when he came through the gate.

18.  from
Dad always tries to protect me from bad influences.

19.  with
We must sympathize with those who have lost relatives in the conflict.

20.  of
The drug addict died of an overdose of heroin.

21.  to
In August 1945 the Japanese surrendered to the Americans.

22.  from
It took him a long time to recover from the accident he had last year.

23.  about
My neighbour complained about the noise on the streets.

24.  for
The farmers in the region hoped for rain because the drought was destroying all the crops.

25.  at
She gazed at me in astonishment.

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