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Diagnostic English #10: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions) Pt.2

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He recovered _____ his illness only last week.

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He is longing _____ the day when he will be able to earn his own living.

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The boy who got full marks was suspected _____ cheating.

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She complained _____ pains in her back.

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_____ her fine clothes, everyone knows how poor she is.

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_____ the day he read the article on lung cancer _____ the day he died, he didn’t touch another cigarette.

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I’m very obliged _____ her helping me to get that job.

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This year there has been an increase _____ the number of books sold.

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The government imposed a new tax _____ luxuries.

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His efforts resulted _____ success.

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His illness resulted _____ bad food.

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The cost of living has been high _____ June.

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Wrap your scarf _____ your neck to keep warm.

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Each coat in the store has a tag _____ its price on it.

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His illness was _____ bad food.

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Clouds formed _____ a rapid fall in the temperature.

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The formation of clouds was _____ a rapid fall in the temperature.

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Almost everyone _____ the city was vaccinated _____ cholera.

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We show other people that we are happy _____ smiling.

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_____ the company’s high profits this year, the employees did not receive a bonus.

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She remarried _____ the sake of her children.

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He could swim _____ the age of five.

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She was _____ the point of leaving when I arrived.

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The car had been left _____ the side of the road.

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He’s sitting _____ the front of the car.

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They found it_____ the bottom of the sea.

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She’s genius _____ telling the wrong thing _____ the wrong time.

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What’s more important _____ you, independence or security?

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The importance ____ washing one’s hands is that it prevents infection.

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He’s rather tall _____ his age, and looks older than he is.

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He spends hours _____ a time _____ the countryside looking _____ rare birds and flowers.

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I’m very keen ___ bread usually, but I’m very fond ___ home bread.

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It’s supposed to be good _____ the nerves and sleeplessness.

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He got used _____ funny customs, living _____ the country.

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I object _____ being treated as a fool.

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She’s not used _____ being alone.

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Consumed _____ excess, alcohol is a leading contributor _____ premature death, fatal accidents and suicide.

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I can’t think _____ the name, but it’s _____ the tip of my tongue.

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What can you buy _____ a half dollar?

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What do you do when you run _____ petrol?

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We are not yet _____ danger.

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We must write our letters _____ ink.

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How can you send a message faster than _____ letter?

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We always review _____ taking an exam.

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She depended _____ their meeting her _____ the airport.

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The museum will be open _____ half past eight _____ five o’clock.

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Our ideas differ _____ those _____ grandparents.

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He kept on working _____ his illness.

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_____ his poor grades, their son had trouble getting into university.

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As the boxer realized he was getting _____ the end of the round he started to relax.

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