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Diagnostic English #10: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions) Pt.3

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101

Did you hear about the architect who designed a three-story house _____ any stairs?

102

Break this chocolate _____ pieces and share it _____ all the children.

103

If you’re _____ trouble, you ought to confide _____ someone and ask _____ advice.

104

She’s struggling _____ difficulties.

105

He lives _____ a village _____ the hills.

106

He has difficulties _____ paying his taxes.

107

I can’t get my needle _____ this thick cloth.

108

I was walking _____ the hospital with a friend when it happened.

109

Will you please send _____ Jack? I want to talk to him.

110

I’m afraid we can’t agree _____ each other _____ anything.

111

Common politeness is all I ask _____ you _____ return _____ mine.

112

He was charged _____ murder and brought _____ trial _____ jury.

113

The teacher gave me ninety marks _____ a hundred for literature.

114

Who’s the girl _____ blue _____ yellow hair?

115

Don’t play the fool. You should be _____ such childish games _____ your age.

116

The rider fell _____ his horse as it was jumping_____ a stream.

117

If you’re sure he’ll be back _____ then, I’ll wait, thank you.

118

The human body is made _____ a number of different systems.

119

Children _____ sixteen years _____ age are not admitted _____ their parents.

120

Wait _____ eleven o’clock. If your teacher doesn’t come _____ then you can leave the class.

121

The heart pumps blood _____ the body.

122

Mary thinks that David is _____ love _____ her.

123

Who takes care _____ the office when the manager is away _____ business?

124

I was _____ work when thieves broke _____ our house.

125

_____ his age, he still enjoys jogging.

126

_____ the weather report, it’s going to be sunny tomorrow.

127

I want to ask your advice _____ one or two questions.

128

_____ the circumstances, this was an important win for them.

129

_____ inflation, the general cost of living in Turkey rose by 70% last year.

130

_____ Greenland and Antarctica, the world has 13.15 billion hectares of land.

131

The mines had been closed _____ a geological survey.

132

A: Which way do you have to go if you travel_____ air?

B: You go _____ Bahrain.

133

_____ popular belief, the desert can produce crops.

134

Different methods are used _____ what results are required.

135

Many incompatible couples stay together_____ their children.

136

We just can’t agree. Her opinions on this subject are totally____ mine.

137

_____ the inclusion of the unacceptable clause, the contract was signed.

138

I can’t get the top _____ this bottle.

139

_____ receiving bad reviews, the film was a success.

140

Severe steps will be taken against those responsible ____ their rank.

141

We walked along _____ silence.

142

They are taught to respect everyone_____ race.

143

Mike’s completely cured _____ smoking now.

144

_____ the first sign of illness, see your doctor.

145

We are looking forward _____ your visit _____ pleasure.

146

Darwin said that people were related _____ monkeys.

147

Vitamin D is essential ______ the growth of bones and teeth and is found _____ fish, liver, oil and milk.

148

They stood _____ silence for a while.

149

Exposure _____ radiation may result _____ sickness and even death.

150

Robert was _____ a brother to me.

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