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Lesson 6. Practice 1. Verbs and prepositions (Basic, A1 Level)

Practice 1

Instructions

Based on this lesson, fill in the blanks with the correct preposition. In one or more sentences, you do not need to use a preposition.

When you are finished, click “Answer.”

You can use the “tab button” on your keyboard to move between blanks and the “Answer” buttons.

Note. Your answers will not be submitted. When you leave this page, they will be deleted.

PDF Handout

1. John always stands me when I’m having difficulties at work. I can always count him.

John always stands by me when I’m having difficulties at work. I can always count on him.

2. The little boy insists eating ice cream before dinner.

The little boy insists on eating ice cream before dinner.

3. I’m wearing this hat to protect my eyes the sun.

I’m wearing this hat to protect my eyes from the sun.

4. Jimmy doesn’t always do what he says. You can’t really count him.

Jimmy doesn’t always do what he says. You can’t really count on him.

5. “NYC” stands “New York City.”

“NYC” stands for “New York City.”

 If you are having problems, study the lesson again. Then come back to this practice.

6. John is late, but he insists that he will finish on time.

John is late, but he insists that he will finish on time. (no preposition before “that”)

7. The baby is six months old. It’s time to introduce her solid foods.

The baby is six months old. It’s time to introduce her to solid foods.

8. I think all my students will succeed passing the exam.

I think all my students will succeed in passing the exam.

9. When you start college, you must adjust studying for many hours every day.

When you start college, you must adjust to studying for many hours every day.

10. Why is that man aiming his camera us? I don’t want to be in his photograph.

Why is that man aiming his camera at us?…

11. You always pay for lunch. I insist paying the bill today.

You always pay for lunch. I insist on paying the bill today./p>

12. To be successful you must aim high.

To be successful you must aim high. (no preposition before “high”)

More Practice

Practice 1. Fill in the blanks using the correct prepositions after the verbs in this lesson. (this page)

Practice 2. Fill in the blanks using the correct prepositions after the verbs in this lesson.

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