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English Grammar Exercise

PREPOSITIONS N°2

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Complete the following sentences with the correct preposition.
ABOUT | AFTER | AWAY | AT | BY | FOR | FROM | IN | INTO | OFF | ON | TO | WITH
(The answers are at the end of the page.)


1. I asked my neighbour to look _________ my cat when I went to London.
2. All books are provided ______ the school.   Pupils don't have to pay _____ them.
3. The meeting is _____ September 15th _____ 9 a.m.
4. If you're interested ______ working overseas,  you should apply ______ that job.
5. London is a big city, but it's very different ________New York.
6. My boss got angry ______ me when I arrived late _____ the second time.
7. I'm not familiar _______ this machine.  Could you explain ______ me how it works?
8. She wrote the text ______ Japanese, then translated it ______ English.
9. He left the house, got ______ his car and drove ______.
10.Due to bad weather conditions, the plane couldn't take _______  ______ time.
11.She was embarrassed ______ the way people were staring _____ her. 
12.They apologized  ______ the host ______ arriving late.
13.The authorities talked ______ the need ______ better education in developing countries.
14.______ my opinion, you should wait _____ confirmation before making a decision.
15.Students often have a problem ______ English prepositions.


 Answers :
 1. after  | 2. by/for  | 3. on/at  | 4. in/for  | 5. from  | 6. with/for  | 7. with/to  | 8. in/into 
 9. into/away (or 'off')  | 10. off/on  | 11. by/at  | 12. to/for | 13. about/for  | 14. in/for  | 15. with

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