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Diagnostic English #10: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions) Pt.4

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151

It is always difficult to stand up _____ the opinion of the majority.

152

_____ a boy, he had been very fond _____ swimming.

153

They were just _____ the range of the big guns.

154

We’re on your side. We are all _____ you.

155

We won _____ two goals _____ nil.

156

Mexico is situated _____ North America.

157

Europe is situated _____ the west of Asia.

158

The earth is not _____ right angles _____ its path round the sun.

159

Thermostats make use _____ the principle of expansion.

160

The pressure of a gas varies _____ temperature.

161

Pressure is _____ inverse proportion _____ volume.

162

We react _____ stress _____ two ways.

163

Heavy drinkers are more prone _____ cirrhosis of the liver.

164

_____ objections, he came to the meeting.

165

_____ a 1982 survey, one third of Americans regard alcohol as the single greatest threat to family life.

166

He was found guilty _____ murder in the second degree.

167

He was sentenced _____ four years’ imprisonment.

168

_____ days she remained _____ a deep coma.

169

There is a growing awareness _____ the link _____ emotions and backaches.

170

Many studies have shown less heart disease _____ groups _____ low blood cholesterol.

171

As long as the bans remained _____ force, Turkey could not claim to be fully democratic.

172

The cost of living index rose _____ 70 percent last year.

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