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Date KALPANA

A Underline the correct preposition.


1. The sign on the gate said "Beware from/of the dog".
2. Kate blamed Mark on/for ruining the holiday.
3. The advantage of/in having a car is that you can go wherever you like.
4. I am angry with/about John for making such a mess.
5. Alan is very bad to/at Maths. He finds it very difficult.
6. My sister believes in/on fairies.
7. He was ashamed of/about his bad behaviour, so he apologised.
8. The policeman accused the man of/about stealing the money.
9. The train arrived in/at London half an hour early.
10. I apologised to Paul for/of breaking his watch.
11. Peter is bored with/from his job. He wants to find a new one.
12. Mike was unaware of/about the people watching him.

B Underline the correct preposition.


1. We had an interesting discussion about/for careers today.
2. Paul was dissatisfied of/with his new car.
3. Janet has difficulty in/with understanding Physics.
4. There is no excuse for/about such terrible behaviour.
5. Two men escaped from/to prison last night.
6. Clare was delighted in/with all her birthday presents.
7. The children were excited for/about going to the fair.
8. John deals from/with a lot of difficult situations in his job.
9. Princess Diana died in/of a car accident.
10. We decided to/against going to Florida, as it would have been too expensive.
11. You really should do something with/about the garden. It's a mess.
12. Bill was eager for/at the chance to meet his favourite singer.

C Underline the correct preposition.


1. My little brother is frightened about/of the dark.
2. I heard from/about your new job. Congratulations!
3. She forgave me about/for breaking her stereo.
4. The man was found guilty about/of the crime.
5. Spielberg is famous for/of directing films.
6. Molly is very fond of/with her cat, Nibbs.
7. Smoking is very harmful to/for your health.
8. Tom forgot about/of his dinner and it burnt in the oven.
9. James is very good at/with sport.
10. Mr Brown is very friendly to/for his neighbours.
11. I'm very grateful to you about/for helping me.
12. Are you familiar of/with the filing system here?

D Identify the prepositional verbs in the following ESL reading passage:


Although she admits to sometimes watching her favorite reality shows before attending to her
homework, Mary objects to procrastination. She insists on completing her assignments before
the assigned due dates. She cares about her education and has confessed to wanting good
grades. Mary also believes in working hard because she relies on grade-based scholarships for
financial aid. She often argues about quiet time with her roommate because her roommate
listens to music loudly while Mary is studying. But, Mary secretly gloats at her own success
when her roommate worries about upcoming tests.

E Identify the phrasal verbs in the following ESL reading passage:


When Scott woke up this morning, he discovered that his toddler had thrown up in her crib
last night. He, therefore, cleaned her bedding up before he chowed down on breakfast. While
he was tucking into his food, however, his daughter started acting up. She just suddenly broke
down and threw a tantrum on the kitchen floor. After falling apart for only a few minutes, the
tantrum blew over and his daughter calmed down. Scott then finished eating and logged onto
his computer. But, before he could access the Internet, the computer blew up. Scott looked
the phone number up, called for technical help, and told the IT technician off. He only eased
up when the tech threatened to put him on hold

F Choose the Correct verb


1. Someone from the Humane Society (is, are) here to see you.
2. The issue of war, peace, and nuclear holocaust (was, were) of paramount importance
at the conference.
3. Everyone visiting Tanzania and Kenya (want, wants) to see a game preserve.
4. All of the teachers at my school (is, are) in favor of the new schedule.
5. Mr. Draper, as well as his oldest son, (is, are) in the plumbing business.
6. The natives believe that noise, smoke, and dancing (drive, drives) away evil spirits.
7. An apple or a few cookies usually (ease, eases) my hunger after work.
8. Neither the dealers nor the manufacturer (guarantee, guarantees) this new product.
9. Where (is, are) the father and his two sons going?
10. The janitor as well as the engineer and his assistant (was, were) expecting a
wage increase.
11. (Has, Have) anyone in class studied the lesson today?
12. None of the men (has, have) signed their contracts yet.
13. Part of the apples in the crate (was, were) rotten.
14. It's I who (am, is) asking permission to address the group.
15. After the game the team (was, were) taking off their uniforms.
16. He is one of those active boys who (is, are) always in mischief.
17. My favorite dessert (is, are) strawberries and cream.
18. The robbers discovered that some of their loot (was, were) missing.
19. Neither my friend nor I (am, is) ready for the oral examination.
20. Neither freckles nor his friends (is, are) planning to go on the hike.

G Change the voice


1. They are building a new house
2. King George built that castle
3. People drink tea in England
4. Too much drinking causes accidents
5. A millionaire has bought this island
6. Two actors will give the diplomas
7. People eat hamburgers in America
8. They make sport shoes in Tai wan
9. We can see the lake from our window
10. The police must find the criminal.
11. Our neighbor's car had been vandalized by thugs.
12. Kamala was told the bad news as soon as she arrived.
13. A Shakespearean play will be staged by Plus One Productions in a month's time.
14. They were shown to the table by the restaurant manager himself.
15. She is thought of as the most popular actress nowadays.
16. Open the window.
17. Do it at once.
18. Do not write stories.
19. Let me be helped.
20. Dont use it.

H Fill in the blanks with 'as well as', 'for instance', 'although', 'but', 'so that' and
'when'.
1. Leafy vegetables, ___________________, cabbage and lettuce, are good sources of many
vitamins.
2. ________________ Edward is rich, he is selfish.
3. Peter wants to buy some new T-shirts, _______________ he needs to save money to buy
some new books.
4. You need to work hard ____________________ you can have better result.
5. You can take a rest ____________________ you feel tired.
6. Cheese is rich in calcium __________________ protein

Prepositions
A
1 of 4 with 7 of 10 for
2 for 5 at 8 of 11 with
3 of 6 in 9 in 12 of
B
1 about 4 for 7 about 10 against
2 with 5 from 8 with 11 about
3 in 6 with 9 in 12 for

C
1 of 4 of 7 to 10 to
2 about 5 for 8 about 11 for
3 for 6 of 9 at 12 with

D Prepositional Verbs
The prepositional verbs are underlined in the following ESL reading passage:
Although she admits to sometimes watching her favorite reality shows before attending to her
homework, Mary objects to procrastination. She insists on completing her assignments before
the assigned due dates. She cares about her education and has confessed to wanting good
grades. Mary also believes in working hard because she relies on grade-based scholarships for
financial aid. She often argues about quiet time with her roommate because her roommate
listens to music loudly while Mary is studying. But, Mary secretly gloats at her own success
when her roommate worries about upcoming tests.

E The phrasal verbs are underlined in the following ESL reading passage:
When Scott woke up this morning, he discovered that his toddler had thrown up in her crib
last night. He, therefore, cleaned her bedding up before he chowed down on breakfast. While
he was tucking into his food, however, his daughter started acting up. She just suddenly broke
down and threw a tantrum on the kitchen floor. After falling apart for only a few minutes, the
tantrum blew over and his daughter calmed down. Scott then finished eating and logged onto
his computer. But, before he could access the Internet, the computer blew up. Scott looked
the phone number up, called for technical help, and told the IT technician off. He only eased
up when the tech threatened to put him on hold.

F Subject Verb
1. Someone from the Humane Society (is, are) here to see you.
2. The issue of war, peace, and nuclear holocaust (was, were) of paramount importance at
the conference.
3. Everyone visiting Tanzania and Kenya (want, wants) to see a game preserve.
4. All of the teachers at my school (is, are) in favor of the new schedule.
5. Mr. Draper, as well as his oldest son, (is, are) in the plumbing business.
6. The natives believe that noise, smoke, and dancing (drive, drives) away evil spirits.
7. An apple or a few cookies usually (ease, eases) my hunger after work.
8. Neither the dealers nor the manufacturer (guarantee, guarantees) this new product.
9. Where (is, are) the father and his two sons going?
10. The janitor as well as the engineer and his assistant (was, were) expecting a wage
increase.
11. (Has, Have) anyone in class studied the lesson today?
12. None of the men (has, have) signed their contracts yet.
13. Part of the apples in the crate (was, were) rotten.
14. It's I who (am, is) asking permission to address the group.
15. After the game the team (was, were) taking off their uniforms.
16. He is one of those active boys who (is, are) always in mischief.

17. My favorite dessert (is, are) strawberries and cream.


18. The robbers discovered that some of their loot (was, were) missing.
19. Neither my friend nor I (am, is) ready for the oral examination.
20. Neither freckles nor his friends (is, are) planning to go on the hike.
G Active Passive
1. They are building a new house - A NEW HOUSE IS BEING BUILT.
2. King George built that castle - THAT CASTLE WAS BUILT BY KING GEORGE.
3. People drink tea in England - TEA IS DRUNK BY PEOPLE IN ENGLAND.
4. Too much drinking causes accidents - ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY TOO MUCH DRIN..
5. A millionaire has bought this island - THIS ISLAND HAS BEEN BOUGHT BY A MILLION.
6. Two actors will give the diplomas - THE DIPLOMAS WILL BE GIVEN BY 2 ACTORS.
7. People eat hamburgers in America - HAMBURGERS ARE EATEN BY PEOPLE IN AMERI.
8. They make sport shoes in Tai wan - SPORTS SHOES ARE MADE IN TAIWAN.
9. We can see the lake from our window - THE LAKE CAN BE SEEN FROM OUR WINDOW.
10. The police must find the criminal.- THE CRIMINAL MUST BE FOUND BY THE
POLICE.
11. Thugs vandalized our neighbor's car.
12. Someone told Kamala the bad news as soon as she arrived.
13. Plus One Productions will stage a Shakespearean play in a month's time.
14. The restaurant manager showed them to the table himself.
15. People think she is the most popular actress nowadays.
16. Let the window be opened.
17. Let it be done at once.
18. Let the story not written
19. You are requested to help me.
20. Let it not be used.

H Connectives
1. For instance
2. Although
3. But
4. So that
5. When
6. As well as

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