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Diagnostic English #12: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (prepositions after adjectives) Pt.2

Choose the best answer.


51

They went _____ sleep for several days.

52

I must apologize _____ you _____ not answering your letter at once.

53

I met Mike this morning, he was asking _____ you.

54

Do not argue _____ a newspaper editor, he can always have the last word.

55

He never asked me _____ anything.

56

I know he is always ready to back _____ his friends.

57

Don’t expect him to approve _____ your design at once.

58

Beware _____ the dog!

59

The dictionary belongs _____ me.

60

The two scientists arrived _____ the same conclusion quite independently.

61

Moslems believe _____ God.

62

They blamed Peter _____ the failure.

63

The police are going to charge him _____ having murdered.

64

Our next-door neighbor said he’d complain _____ us _____ the police if we made any more noise.

65

Paralysis has deprived him _____ the use of his right hand.

66

He did not die _____ hunger or cholera. He died _____ an accident.

67

Some members of parliament voted _____ the proposal.

68

We all perform, and we all hope _____ approval.

69

Please excuse me _____ being late.

70

He feeds his horse _____ corn and beans.

71

We can call _____ Mary at her office at 10 tomorrow.

72

He boasted _____ the big fish he had caught.

73

The teacher explained the principles of nuclear fission ____ the class.

74

He insisted _____ being paid the full sum.

75

I introduced Terry _____ Janet, 2 years before they were married.

76

She would sit for hours listening _____ the songs of the birds.

77

They all praised her _____ being brave.

78

He stood looking _____ the picture for a long time.

79

If you don’t know what this means, refer _____ the dictionary.

80

The chance which he had looked ____ was now freely offered to him.

81

Have you replied _____ her letter?

82

I am intending to resign _____ the committee.

83

They knocked him down and robbed him _____ his watch.

84

I sent _____ the doctor without any delay because my father had started vomiting blood.

85

Water pollution, of course, is not new. We’ve worried ____ it for years.

86

The book speaks _____ the writer’s childhood.

87

At our next meeting Mr. Mill will be speaking _____ the early development of surgery.

88

In the Roman numerals, C stands _____ one hundred.

89

He really succeeds _____ anything he really puts his mind to.

90

The ice-cream tasted _____ soap.

91

The old lady thanked me _____ helping her across the street.

92

I’ll have to think _____ this before I give you an answer.

93

We’re thinking _____ going to Spain for our holidays but we’ve not decided for certain yet.

94

Whether you vote _____ or against the proposal doesn’t seem to matter very much.

95

Worrying _____ your health can make you ill.

96

He operates _____ the patient in an operating-theatre.

97

His accident prevented him _____ riding a bike for a year.

98

Everybody admired him _____ saving the child’s life.

99

Nothing can make up _____ his rudeness.

100

The teacher congratulated all the students _____ passing the exam.

101

The danger from any radioactive substances depends_____ where they are located.

102

He decided to give up sport in order to concentrate _____ his studies.

103

The policeman charged him _____ driving a car while under the influence of alcohol.

104

Government notice on each packet warns the public _____ the dangers of cigarette smoking.

105

I always run _____ money at the end of the month.

106

Pneumonia may lead _____ death.

107

A shortage of vitamin C result _____ skin infections and stow healing.

108

The sun appeals _____ both Labor and Conservative supporters.

109

Don’t turn _____ alcohol to handle pressure.

110

I rely _____ my wife, my two children and a small but solid group of friends.

111

If you do not comply _____ the traffic regulations you will get _____ trouble with the police.

112

I pride myself _____ the fact that I read two or three books a week.

113

This town reminds me _____ the place where I was born.

114

Don’t blame me _____ what happened. It wasn’t my fault.

115

When I was driving home I almost crashed _____ a bus.

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