English Grammar - Part 4


Identify the correct preposition to fill in the gap in each of the following sentences:
1. India is negotiating _____ her neighbours for lasting peace in the region.
(a) between
(b) with
(c) among
(d) upon

2. The Minister has objected _____ the Secretary's plan,
(a) on
(b) on
(c) to
(d) against

3. We are much obliged _____ you for your help,
(a) against
(b) to
(c) for
(d) upon

4. The media-men are preoccupied _____ exposing corruption in public life.
(a) on
(b) in
(c) with
(d) on

5. The professor is now occupied _____ translating a German work into Malayalam.
(a) in
(b) with
(c) on
(d) at

6. I have advised him to change his outlook _____ life.
(a) at
(b) of
(c) against
(d) on

7. The soldiers were punished for committing outrage _____ women.
(a) on
(b) with
(c) against
(d) among

8. Overpowered _____ grief, the widow committed suicide.
(a) during
(b) from
(c) with
(d) by

9. He is too clever a businessman to part _____ his money.
(a) for
(b) with
(c) on
(d) at

10. I have a passion _____ classical music.
(a) at
(b) for
(c) upon
(d) against

11. The accused pleaded _____ mercy.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) against

12. The driver pleaded _____ the traffic constable for waiving the fine.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) at
(d) with

13. Jawaharlal Nehru never had any pretensions _____ greatness.
(a) of
(b) to
(c) for
(d) on

14. He was eventually prevailed _____ to accept the appointment.
(a) upon
(b) against
(c) to
(d) for

15. The rickshaw-puller became a prey _____ tuberculosis.
(a) on
(b) to
(c) for
(d) of

16. India can legitimately take pride _____ her ancient culture.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) for
(d) against

17. Woollen clothes vvill provide you protection _____ the cold.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) against
(d) to

18. She had a quarrel _____ her husband.
(a) on
(b) with
(c) over
(d) about

19. They often quarrel _____ nothing.
(a) with
(b) on
(c) against
(d) over

20. The doctor has advised him to refrain _____ smoking.
(a) on
(b) from
(c) to
(d) against

21. The Leftist parties have reacted _____ the privatisation of public undertakings.
(a) on
(b) against
(c) from
(d) for

22. The doctor referred the patient's case _____ the Medical Board.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) on
(d) at

23. Terrorists have no regard _____ the lives of others.
(a) to
(b) on
(c) for
(d) against

24. Being extremely sick, he had no relish _____ food.
(a) at
(b) for
(c) on
(d) to

25. The best remedy _____ failure is hard work.
(a) against
(b) on
(c) to
(d) for

26. He has not replied _____ my letter so far.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) at
(d) on

27. We should have respect _____ our Freedom Fighters.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) on
(d) into

28. Mohan has a reputation _____ hard work.
(a) against
(b) about
(c) for
(d) at

29. It is very difficult to restrain monkeys _____ mischief.
(a) on
(b) for
(c) against
(d) from

30. In view of the President's visit, there are restrictions _____ traffic.
(a) on
(b) to
(c) against
(d) about

31. He congratulated me _____ my getting the promotion.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) upon
(d) at

32. He has been absent _____ Monday last.
(a) for
(b) since
(c) on
(d) about

33. I have been waiting here _____ two hours.
(a) since
(b) on
(c) about
(d) for

34. He jumped _____ the river and ended his life.
(a) into
(b) to
(c) upon
(d) at

35. School begins _____ nine o' clock
(a) about
(b) in
(c) at
(d) around

36. She searched the room _____ her umbrella.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) against
(d) among

37. He is suffering _____ from a cold.
(a) for
(b) from
(c) against
(d) by

38. It is very difficult to deal _____ a miser.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) with
(d) for

39. There is no substitute _____ hard work.
(a) to
(b) against
(c) at
(d) for

40. He was dismissed _____ service.
(a) for
(b) at
(c) from
(d) on

41. The officer was accused _____ misappropriation.
(a) off
(b) of
(c) to
(d) for

42. I am quite accustomed _____ cold weather.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) with
(d) at

43. He died _____ malaria.
(a) of
(b) from
(c) by
(d) during

44. The child died _____ malnutrition.
(a) of
(b) by
(c) at
(d) from

45. The government is anxious _____ the safety of the people in Iraq.
(a) with
(b) about
(c) on
(d) against

46. She is very bad _____ spelling
(a) about
(b) in
(c) at
(d) against

47. She is afraid _____ her husband.
(a) of
(b) about
(c) against
(d) from

48. He is angry _____ me.
(a) with
(b) at
(c) over
(d) about

49. The college teachers are going to be benefited _____ the new scale of pay.
(a) at
(b) by
(c) from
(d) about

50. The science congress begins _____ Monday.
(a) since
(b) for
(c) from
(d) on

51. She has always been blessed _____ good health.
(a) by
(b) from
(c) with
(d) among

52. She is clever _____ painting.
(a) in
(b) about
(c) on
(d) at

53. The employee has been charged _____ negligence of duty.
(a) of
(b) with
(c) against
(d) on

54. I have great confidence _____ his ability.
(a) in
(b) about
(c) against
(d) on

55. He congratulated me _____ my getting good marks.
(a) for
(b) on
(c) about
(d) at

56. I complimented her _____ her getting a good alliance.
(a) on
(b) for
(c) at  
(d) against

57. She felicitated me _____ my brilliant victory.
(a) about
(b) on
(c) at
(d) for

58. He is dependent _____ his uncle for his studies.
(a) off
(b) of
(c) on
(d) about

59. The girl always dresses herself _____ white.
(a) on
(b) at 
(c) with
(d) in

60. I am pleased _____ his behaviour.
(a) with
(b) at
(c) by
(d) on

61. Judges must be independent _____ political pressure.
(a) from
(b) of
(c) on
(d) against

62. Keep away _____ the machine while it is running.
(a) at
(b) by
(c) from
(d) off

63. The diet here is deficient _____ vitamins.
(a) of
(b) in
(c) by
(d) on

64. We are all enthusiastic _____ our next holidays.
(a) about
(b) against
(c) among
(d) around

65. I am very dubious _____ your chances of passing the exam.
(a) against
(b) of
(c) about
(d) on

66. I shall be grateful _____ your help.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) at
(d) on

67. That young mart is very keen _____ cycling.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) about
(d) on

68. Comedians are popular _____ holiday crowds.
(a) among
(b) about
(c) with
(d) at

69. All tourists exclaim _____ the beauty of the Tal Mahal.
(a) for
(b) at
(c) for
(d) against

70. He was attached _____ the Sikh Regiment for some time.
(a) among
(b) with
(c) to
(d) on

71. We shall never surrender _____ the enemy.
(a) with
(b) against
(c) to
(d) for

72. I refuse to submit _____ that sort of treatment.
(a) with
(b) among
(c) by
(d) to

73. She peeps _____ the passes-by.
(a) by
(b) on
(c) of
(d) at

74. Let's all invite them _____ dinner.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) towards
(d) by

75. Can you wonder _____ them if they are reduced to begging?
(a) for
(b) on
(c) about
(d) at

76. Teetotallers are people who abstain _____ alcohol.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) at
(d) from

77. I should demand an apology _____ him if I were you.
(a) from
(b) for
(c) on
(d) to

78. She has been eliminated _____ the tournament.
(a) off
(b) from
(c) at
(d) to

79. How do you account _____ this terrible state of affairs?
(a) to
(b) on  
(c) for
(d) of

80. You can even insure _____ loss of income.
(a) for
(b) against
(c) for
(d) on

81. Smoking _____ one's health.
(a) effects
(b) attacks
(c) attaches
(d) affects

82. My father always speaks proudly of the _____ glory of Indian culture.
(a) antique
(b) ancient
(c) distant
(d) immediate

83. I have two other coats _____ this.
(a) beneath
(b) below
(c) beside
(d) besides

84. The bill has been sent for the President's _____.
(a) ascent
(b) accent
(c) assessment
(d) assent

85. She went to the _____ to buy some butter.
(a) dairy
(b) diary
(c) dowry
(d) daily

86. I went to the airport by the shortest _____.
(a) root
(b) rout
(c) route
(d) routine

87. Don't get off the train till it is _____.
(a) static
(b) stationery
(c) stable
(d) stationary

88. My shirt is very _____.
(a) lean
(b) lose
(c) loose
(d) lenient

89. I have read the _____ book.
(a) whole
(b) hole
(c) sole
(d) foul

90. Fresh air is _____ to your health.
(a) benevolent
(b) beneficent
(c) beneficial
(d) belligerent

91. A cup of fruit salad is a _____ to a good meal.
(a) compliment
(b) compliant
(c) complement
(d) concealment

92.We _____ our hotel booking by phone.
(a) confronted
(b) confined
(c) confirmed
(d) conformed

93. The _____ position of our state is not good.
(a) economical
(b) economic
(c) economy
(d) economically

94. Abraham Lincoln made a _____ speech at Gettysburg.
(a) histrionic
(b) hysterical
(c) historical
(d) historic

95. The brain needs a _____ supply of blood,
(a) contiguous
(b) continual
(c) continuous
(d) conditional

96. To err is _____.
(a) humane
(b) human
(c) humanity
(d) humiliation

97. Prices _____ during war
(a) sore
(b) savour
(c) sour
(d) soar

98. He has great _____ for his nephew.
(a) affectation
(b) affiliation
(c) affection
(d) affliction

99. The childless couple _____ a child from the orphanage.
(a) adopted
(b) adapted
(c) adored
(d) addicted

100. We all liked him, for he had a _____simplicity about him.
(a) childish
(b) childlike
(c) churlish
(d) childhood

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