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Lesson 9. Practice 1. Verbs and prepositions (Basic, A1 Level)

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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.

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1. The man complained the manager the poor service he received.

The man complained to the manager about the poor service he received.

2. He accused the store clerk being rude and shouting him.

He accused the store clerk of being rude and shouting at him.

3. Students should turn off their smartphones when they are studying so that they can concentrate their studies.

… so that they can concentrate on their studies.

4. The teacher shouted his students: “Come to class! I’m going to close the door!”

The teacher shouted to his students…

5. Don’t complain the food. Just eat it.

Don’t complain about the food. Just eat it.

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

6. The manager complimented the employees the high quality of their work.

The manager complimented the employees on the high quality of their work.

7. This movie is based a true story.

This movie is based on a true story.

8. The students complained the teacher the poor quality of their textbooks.

The students complained to the teacher about the poor quality of their textbooks.

9. The fire department complimented young girl her actions.

The fire department complimented the young girl on her actions. (no preposition before “the young girl”)

10. When the fire started, she immediately shouted her neighbors help.

When the fire started, she immediately shouted to her neighbors for help.

More Practice

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

Practice 2. Complete sentences using the verbs and prepositions in this lesson.

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