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Diagnostic English #10: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions) Pt.1

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1

Wreckage from the plane was scattered _____ a wide area.

2

The toilet is straight____ that door, then___ the stairs on the left.

3

He makes reading-lamps _____ old wine bottles.

4

He began his career twenty years ago_____ a doctor.

5

She sighed _____ relief.

6

The chairman is opposed _____ giving the affair any publicity.

7

He shared his property _____ his daughter and his sister.

8

She was standing laughing _____ a crowd of fans.

9

She got married _____ her childhood sweetheart.

10

Will you marry _____ me?

11

I dreamt _____ you last night.

12

Sometimes I dream _____ running away to a farm.

13

She always dresses _____ green.

14

I was in hospital _____ two weeks _____ the semester.

15

Turkey has entered _____ a new trade agreement with Germany.

16

When I entered _____ the room everybody was speaking loudly.

17

Let’s go _____ skiing next weekend.

18

This is the solution _____ all problems.

19

The country is rich _____ natural resources.

20

You can borrow my dictionary, but I must have it back _____ Monday.

21

If you are _____ the North Pole, every direction is south.

22

It would have been nice to live _____ the eighteenth century.

23

My suit is a little too long _____ the arms.

24

I last saw her _____ the car park.

25

I kissed her_____ both cheeks.

26

He hit me _____ the eye.

27

He was wounded _____ the shoulder.

28

They moved the chair because It was _____ their way.

29

We drove about _____ taxis all day.

30

_____ a nine-month follow-up, not a single case of chicken pox occurred in the vaccinated group.

31

They may have come _____ an earlier train.

32

This wardrobe was made _____ my father. He made it _____ some old packing cases _____ a few simple tools.

33

The safe had been blown open _____ dynamite.

34

The situation had occurred _____ a misunderstanding.

35

The police accused him _____ going through a red light.

36

They are very similar. I often mistake one _____ the other.

37

He suffers rather badly _____ migraines.

38

Our TV isn’t working. A repairer is coming to see _____ it today.

39

Animals are not completely devoid _____ intelligence.

40

The teacher was disappointed _____ the work of the class.

41

Divide 16 _____ 4. 4 is the square root _____ 16.

42

Write these exercises either _____ ink _____ pencil.

43

Bill was too ill to travel _____ a doctor or a nurse.

44

_____ Denmark, teachers are _____ the best-paid workers.

45

Many countries today are suffering _____ lack of food, and unfortunately some people have to do _____ food several days.

46

If _____ smoking cigarettes, more people smoked a pipe, they would be more likely to go through the day _____ eating.

47

There is an interesting article ____ pensions ____ today’s newspaper.

48

He became addicted _____ drugs and went from worse _____ worse.

49

Flu and measles are both caused _____ a virus.

50

I reminded her _____ her promise.

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