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Diagnostic English #12: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions after adjectives) Pt.1

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1

Why did you quarrel _____ your friends _____ such a small matter?

2

I disagree _____ you.

3

He disapproves _____ mothers going out to work.

4

I definitely prefer traveling by air _____ traveling by train.

5

There is no way we can prevent people _____ talking _____ this matter.

6

Did you finally succeed _____ convincing them they were wrong?

7

The teacher suspected the student _____ cheating on the test.

8

You really shouldn’t boast _____ your success _____ other people.

9

I don’t know why you insist _____ blaming me _____ all my troubles.

10

You shouldn’t rely _____ getting assistance from Frank.

11

Mr. Green always worries _____ losing his position.

12

Our boss objects _____ using any different method.

13

My father doesn’t approve _____ studying late at night.

14

Forgive me _____ using these pompous words.

15

Why are you laughing _____ me?

16

I don’t want to argue _____ you _____ that matter at this time.

17

Terry always depends _____ his brother for assistance.

18

Mary reminded her boss _____ his appointment the next day.

19

I am translating this book _____ English _____ Turkish.

20

All of the members objected _____ the chairman’s suggestion.

21

Aren’t you going to introduce me _____ your friend?

22

We suspected him _____ stealing the tape recorder.

23

A : What are you looking _____?

B : My pen.

24

I thought the nurse was looking _____ you.

25

Police are looking _____ the disappearance of a quantity of uncut gems.

26

I look _____ him as a friend.

27

She had been looking forward _____ leaving the hospital wards for a holiday in Turkey.

28

Look _____ this word in the dictionary.

29

A man in prison longs _____ freedom.

30

The canteen provides the workers _____ meals.

31

The canteen provides meals _____ the workers.

32

A queue of people were waiting _____ the last bus.

33

They wait _____ you very well in this restaurant.

34

He is thinking _____ retiring _____ his post several years before the normal age.

35

The child spends almost all his money _____ chocolate.

36

People are always mistaking him _____ his twin brother.

37

Mr. Taylor was operated _____ for a constriction of the intestine.

38

He had the keys of the city presented _____ him.

39

In Britain milk is supplied _____ each house in bottles.

40

The government supplies them _____ the basic necessities.

41

I entirely agree _____ you; that road is very dangerous.

42

Will you just run _____ the facts again?

43

Drug abuse brought _____ his death.

44

He gets _____ 40 cigarettes a day.

45

He agreed _____ all the proposal we made.

46

He aimed his gun _____ a policeman, and fired.

47

People are always accusing me _____ being forgetful.

48

The condemned man appealed _____ the court for mercy.

49

Could you run _____ 10 copies of this hand-out, please?

50

He has applied _____ the banker _____ a loan.

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