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Apr 24, 2012

Hi guys!

Most students love English error corrections, and so do I, so today I'm going to give you some sentences to fill in, with answers of course.
We're going to look at prepositions that collocate with verbs.

Before we start, just a quick note about verbs and prepositions. There is a difference between verbs that have complementary prepositions and phrasal verbs: Many verbs are followed by propositions that you need to put between the verb and the object- E.g.You have to listen to this cd. On the other hand, there are also many verbs that use a preposition/adverb to change the meaning. These are phrasal verbs. E.g. Compare- He cheated (at golf). with He cheated on his wife. Two very different meanings. That's the difference between normal verbs and phrasal verbs.

Anyway, now you can try these. Fill in the gap with a preposition (or nothing).

Questions

1. You'll have to wait_______ the bus.
2. I'm thinking ______ the problem.
3. Have you seen Tom? I'm looking ______ him.
4. It's a good idea to try ______ buy books on the internet. They're cheaper.
5. Put ______ the music.
6. They gave the book_____ their friend.
7. We paid ______ the landlord the rent and we left.
8. Look ______ that. It's amazing.
9. We need to get______ the train at the next stop.
10. We went ________ the room when we heard a strange noise.
11. Many people in this country believe______ democracy.
12. If you want to succeed, you need______work harder.
13. When you learn English, you have _____ practise the language every day.
14. I'm thinking ______ doing a course in English.
15. He said he wanted to borrow some money_______ you.
16. They robbed him _______ his dignity.
17. I enjoy _______ swimming.
18. He lent his phone ______ the guy who wanted to phone the police.
19. Ask _______ the manager if they complain.
20 You should apply_______ a visa if you want to stay.

Answers

1. You'll have to wait for the bus.
2. I'm thinking about the problem.
3. Have you seen Tom? I'm looking for him.
4. It's a good idea to try to buy books on the internet. They're cheaper.
5. Put on the music.
6. They gave the book to their friend.
7. We paid the landlord the rent and we left.
8. Look at that. It's amazing.
9. We need to get off the train at the next stop.
10. We went to the room when we heard a strange noise.
11. Many people in this country believe in democracy.
12. If you want to succeed, you need to work harder.
13. When you learn English, you have to practise the language every day.
14. I'm thinking of doing a course in English.
15. He said he wanted to borrow some money from you.
16. They robbed him of his dignity.
17. I enjoy swimming.
18. He lent his phone to the guy who wanted to phone the police.
19. Ask for the manager if they complain.
20 You should apply for a visa if you want to stay.

Great stuff. This kind of thing is really good for learning grammar.

Good luck with your English!

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