Exercise 1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions where necessary.
1. Good bye! See you … Friday. 2. I got up … 8o’clock. 3. I like getting up early … the morning. 4 I was tired this morning. I stayed in bed … 10 o’clock. 5. We waited … half an hour, but they didn’t come. 6. There was a big table … the middle of the room. 7. What is the longest river … the world? 8. Will you be … home tomorrow afternoon? 9. Are you going … the party on Saturday evening? 10. What time are you going … home? 11. We jumpted … the bridge …the water. 12. You can put your coat … the chair. 13.In Britain it’s expensive to travel … train. 14. Sarah isn’t interested … sport. 15. Barbara plays … the piano well.
Exercise 2. Choose the right variant.
1. … conclusion he said that he was very happy to visit our country.
a) To b) In
2. This book was translated … Japanese.
a) of b) from
3. Will your sister be … home … this evening?
a) in, on b) at, -
4. If we don’t hurry, we’ll be late … dinner.
a) on b) for
5. They jumped … the bridge … the water.
a) off, into b) of, in
6. Some people talk … their health all the time.
a) about b) on
7. Edina doesn’t use her new car very often, she used to go everywhere … bus.
a) on b) by
8. In our country children normally start school … the age of six.
a) at b) on
9. We must hurry! The train leaves … ten minutes.
a) at b) in
10.Last night I spoke … my husband … the telephone.
a) with, by b) to, on
11…. my opinion, capital punishment is really kinder than life … prison.
a) From, in b) In, in c) At, at
12.She knew, of course, that Peter had long been … love …her.
a) with, to b) in, for c) in, with
13…. the end of every other minute he would drop his tools, wipe his shining head, and curse the heat.
a) In b) At c) On
14…. that point, what had happened … me?
a) From, to b) On, with c) In, to
15.It all depends … the way you look … life.
a) to, at b) on, at c) on, for
16.One… them suddenly cried out… despair “Let me go back.”
a) among, for b) between, from c) of, in
17.We drank a toast … the bride and bridegroom.
a) to b) for c) at
18.I want you to tell me … this accident.
a) about b) on c) of
19.You should take this medicine … every meal.
a) across b) after c) in
20. There is something unusual … my husband and his secretary.
a) between b) among c) beyond
21.The book reminded me … a picture dictionary that had belonged … my elder sister.
a) -, to b) of, to c) on, - d) about, to
22. … a long time he remained … the edge … the roof, staring steadily … the ground.
a) -, at, of, at b) In, on, on, on c) For, on, of, at
d) For, on, of, to
23.He was so late…dinner that his stepmother said …him not to enter…the dining-room.
a) to, to, into b) for, -, - c) to, -, - d) for, to, -
24.His father, who was sitting … the armchair…the window, kept looking … him steadily.
a) on, by, on b) in, by, at c) in, in front, at
d) on, by, for
25…. This evening Peter’s father was waiting … him … the railway station.
a) During, -, at b) In, for, at c) -, for, at d) -, for, on
26.It was very good … my colleague to invite me … his party.
a) for, to b) of, at c) of, to d) to, to
27.I have been suddenly called away … business and don’t know when I’ll be back…home.
a) to, - b) for, to c) from, - d) on, -
28.Mary has just lost the keys … her room.
a) for b) of c) to d) from
29.He hesitated … a moment and then he joined … the others.
a) for, to b) with, - c) over, with d) for, -
30.The sole reason … my staying here is your poor state… health.
a) of, of b) in, of c) of, in d) for, of
Choose the right answer:
1. Professor Presbury was certainly surrounded … every sign not only … comfort but … luxury.
a) with, of, of b) by, with, with c) of, of, of
2. My mother didn’t often write letters … her brother when she got married and left … another town.
a) to, for b) for, to c) for, on
3. They told … him to wait … them … the bridge.
a) -, -, on b) to, to, in c) -, for, at
4. How long was John working … his French last night?
a) at b) on c) with
5. Our train arrived … New York … six o’clock.
a) in, at b) to, on c) at, in
6. How do I get … the railway station?
a) on b) at c) to
7. Who is the girl … the red dress, sitting … the head of the table?
a) in, at b) with, in c) of, on
8. There was an accident … the crossroads … midnight last night.
a) in, in b) at, at c) on, in
9. … mistake I opened your parcel instead … my own.
a) In, - b) By, of c) On, in
10.We have lived … this street … five years.
a) on, in b) in, for c) at, by
11.It’s obvious that his taste in movies was very different …mine.
a) of b) with c) from
12.In spite … all troubles we had I finished that work.
a) on b) of c) with
13.The teacher was pleased … my composition.
a) with b) of c) from
14.Pick … this pen and put it … the table.
a) -, in b) up, on c) up, into
15.We subscribed … some newspapers and magazines.
a) on b) at c) to
16.I can’t believe you have agreed … his offer!
a) to b) with c) on
17.Why don’t you agree … your director?
a) to b) with c) at
18.Have you ever been … Glasgow?
a) in b) at c) to
19.I can’t understand why you are laughing … me all the time.