English Grammar - Part 3

Choose the correct preposition to fill in the blank in each sentence
1. You must abide _____ your promises.
(a) at
(b) by
(c) on
(d) for

2. This tank abounds _____ fish.
(a) with
(b) for
(c) in
(d) on

3. He often absents himself _____ school.
(a) for
(b) in
(c) into
(d) from

4. You should abstain _____ all alcoholic drinks.
(a) at
(b) from
(c) during
(d) for


5. I have to account _____ every rupee that I spend.
(a) on
(b) upon
(c)in
(d) for

6. He was accused ­­_____ misappropriation of funds.
(a) about
(b) of
(c) off
(d) against

7. I am not accustomed _____ listening to long lectures.
(a) for
(b) with
(c) into
(d) to

8. I am not acquainted _____ him.
(a) with
(b) of
(c) in
(d) to

9. He is addicted _____ narcotics.
(a) with
(b) to
(c) into
(d) for

10. I am particular that we should adhere _____ the original plan.
(a) for
(b) against
(c) to
(d) against

11. I have great admiration _____ Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
(a) at
(b) to
(c) with
(d) for

12. Grandfather had great affection _____ me.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) at
(d) on

13. He does not agree _____ his wife on many issues.
(a) on
(b) over
(c) with
(d) to

14. My father and I don't agree _____ business mattes.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) on
(d) upon

15. The Finance Minister says he is alive _____the economic ills of the country.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) upon
(d) to

16. The increase in violent crimes is allied _____ the rise in unemployment
(a) to
(b) with
(c) for
(d) upon

17. Being a neutral nation, India cannot ally itself _____ any military power.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) for
(d) from

18. The poet here alludes _____ the prodigal son in the Bible.
(a) on
(b) upon
(c) to
(d) for

19. If he is not amenable ____ reason, we will have nothing to do with him hereafter.
(a) with
(b) at
(c) to
(d) for

20. Father is angry _____ me as I scored very poor marks in the test.
(a) to
(b) on
(c) about
(d) with

21. He is angry _____ my so-called indifference to studies.
(a) at
(b) with
(c) upon
(d) for

22. He is anxious _____ his wife's health.
(a) for
(b) about
(c) on
(d) to

23. I don't approve _____ your buying a second-handcar.
(a) to
(b) on
(c) for
(d) of

24. He has no aptitude _____ engineering.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) in

25. I am ashamed _____ my own performance in the viva test.
(a) at
(b) of
(c) on
(d) for

26. I have learned a lot from my association _____ you.
(a) of
(b) from
(c) with
(d) on

27. He thinks that he can atone _____ his sins through confession.
(a) on
(b) at
(c) upon
(d) for

28. I advise you to attend _____ your work regularly.
(a) on
(b) to
(c) upon
(d) over

29. He being a VIP, several nurses attended _____ him when he was hospitalised.
(a) to
(b) upon
(c) for
(d) at

30. The department store has tremendous attraction _____ consumers.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) at

31. He availed himself _____ a week's leave and left for Kodaikanal.
(a) of
(b) on
(c) for
(d) from

32. I have an aversion _____ yellow journals.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) against
(d) towards

33. A mountaineer should be aware _____ the dangers he may confront.
(a) of
(b) for
(c) against
(d) on

34. Hema is very bad _____ grammar.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) at
(d) for

35. Your poor communication skills will be a bar _____ your getting a good job.
(a) on
(b) against
(c) for 
(d) to

36. The trade union leader bargained _____ the General Manager for a rise in the workers' wages.
(a) with
(b) for
(c) on
(d) against

37. He is blind _____ his children's faults.
(a) on
(b) for
(c) at
(d) to

38. I called _____ the Secretary at his office this evening.
(a) at
(b) on
(c) for
(d) to

39. You should care _____ your health.
(a) on
(b) towards
(c) against
(d) for

40. Careless _____ danger, our soldiers fought the enemy very bravely.
(a) with
(b) on
(c) of
(d) against

41. The police charged him _____ murder.
(a) of
(b) with
(c) for
(d) against

42. She complained to the MD _____ the indecent behaviour of a fellow-employee.
(a) about
(b) against
(c) on
(d) of

43. The Principal complimented me _____ my success in the University Examinations.
(a) on
(b) with
(c) for
(d) at

44. You should be content _____ what you have.
(a) at
(b) with
(c) for
(d) on

45. She is quite confident _____ success.
(a) in
(b) for
(c) of
(d) on

46. The committee consists _____ five elected representatives.
(a) of
(b) on
(c) about
(d) to

47. I regularly correspond _____ my former teachers.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) on
(d) for

48. I should give you credit _____ being an efficient employee.
(a) to
(b) against
(c) on
(d) for

49. Children delight _____ throwing stones at stray dogs,
(a) at
(b) on
(c) in
(d) for

50. The demand _____ gold is going up day-by-day.
(a) on
(b) to
(c) for
(d) against

51. Abolition of a post deprived him _____ his chances of promotion.
(a) on
(b) against
(c) against
(d) of

52. Housewives derive a lot of pleasure _____ watching TV serials.
(a) from
(b) on
(c) to
(d) against

53. He has an insatiable desire _____ fame.
(a) on
(b) to
(c) for
(d) against

54. You should desist _____ taking bribes.
(a) at
(b) on
(c) against
(d) from

55. Her devotion _____ her husband is known to all.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) against

56. The Chinese differ _____ the Indians in food habits.
(a) for
(b) from
(c) on
(d) with

57. He has strong dislike _____ alcohol.
(a) of
(b) against
(c) to
(d) on

58. I disposed _____ my old car and bought a new one.
(a) off
(b) of
(c) against
(d) on

59. He is eager _____ fame.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) to
(d) at

60. Only post-graduates are eligible _____ this post.
(a) at
(b) for
(c) to
(d) on

61. God has endowed her _____ great beauty.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) on
(d) upon

62. She is envious _____ her sister's beauty.
(a) on
(b) towards
(c) of
(d) against

63. Luck also is essential ____ success.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) on
(d) since

64. The Indian army has been equipped _____ the latest weapons.
(a) with
(b) for
(c) against
(d) towards

65. Tom was excluded _____ NCC parade on reasons of health.
(a) on
(b) for
(c) among
(d) from

66. I am quite familiar _____ English customs and manners.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) to
(d) on

67. Udaipur is famous _____ Rajput monuments.
(a) between
(b) among
(c) for
(d) towards

68. She has a great fancy _____ foreign goods.
(a) towards
(b) on
(c) at
(d) for

69. Snobbery is foreign _____ his nature.
(a) to
(b) against
(c) among
(d) on

70. An officer should be free _____ all charges of corruption.
(a) of
(b) on
(c) from
(d) for

71. Renu always makes a fuss _____ trifles.
(a) on
(b) upon
(c) about
(d) against

72. He is an heir _____ great wealth.
(a) of
(b) to
(c) for
(d) upon

73. The Finance Minister has hinted _____ the possibility of a hike in petroleum prices.
(a) on
(b) in
(c) at
(d) about

74. The right-wing parties are hostile _____ Communist ideology.
(a) against
(b) to
(c) towards
(d) on

75. His hunger _____ fame is insatiable.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) upon
(d) into

76. He is ignorant _____ manners.
(a) on
(b) of
(c) to
(d) about

77. Most politicians are immune _____ criticism.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) to
(d) for

78. My son is indifferent _____ his studies.
(a) from
(b) to
(c) on
(d) at

79. He is now immersed _____ his father's business.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) upon
(d) at

80. Everyone is impressed _____ his performance.
(a) with
(b) on
(c) to
(d) in

81. Water is indispensable _____ life.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) among

82. He always indulges _____ scandal-mongering.
(a) on
(b) upon
(c) in
(d) among

83. You should not infringe _____ other people's rights.
(a) upon
(b) into
(c) at
(d) against

84. It is dangerous to instil communal feelings _____ the minds of children.
(a) into
(b) in
(c) upon
(d) among

85. Jawaharlal Nehru was instrumental _____ industrializing India.
(a) in
(b) for
(c) on
(d) since

86. Even a low noise interferes _____ my concentration.
(a) with
(b) in
(c) on
(d) from

87. I don't allow anyone to intrude _____ my time.
(a) into
(b) on
(c) upon
(d) at

88. Our State is involved _____ heavy debt.
(a) into
(b) in
(c) on
(d) against

89. He is jealous _____ his friend's success.
(a) against
(b) on
(c) of
(d) at

90. I am not keen _____ going aboard.
(a) on
(b) for
(c) in
(d) into

91. She is not liable _____ her husband's debts.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) against
(d) on

92. All human beings are liable _____ error.
(a) against
(b) to
(c) for
(d) in

93. She has a liking _____ detective novels.
(a) against
(b) on
(c) at
(d) for

94. There is astonishing likeness _____ the two brothers.
(a) between
(b) among
(c) to
(d) on

95. There should be a limit _____ one's freedom.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) against
(d) on

96. Romeo was mad _____ losing Juliet.
(a) at
(b) for
(c) at
(d) upon

97. The dog is mad _____ water.
(a) at
(b) against
(c) for
(d) at

98. He has a mania _____ Hindi films.
(a) for
(b) against
(c) on
(d) at

99. Norway is mediating ____ the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE.
(a) among
(b) between
(c) for
(d) upon

100. He always meditates _____ his bad luck.
(a) about
(b) to
(c) upon
(d) at

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