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Preposition combinations

Our students work very hard to make sure they use the correct prepositions after adjectives and verbs. Practise your use of prepositions.

On the Masters Preparation Programme, the students have to work very hard in order to use the correct preposition after adjectives and after verbs. There are many new academic adjectives, verbs, and nouns to learn on the course and, every time the students meet them, they also have to think about the prepositions that can combine with these words.

Choose the correct preposition from the list below for the 12 sentences.

  • about
  • from
  • in (x2)
  • of (x4)
  • to (x2)
  • into 
  • for
  1. UK consumers have been responding ___ price rises by spending less.
  2. Almost every student on the course gave a response ___ the survey about course fees.
  3. A small proportion of the workforce participated ___ the survey.
  4. The film is not appropriate ___ low-level language learners.
  5. The business was forced to incorporate security checks ___ the new system.
  6. The research found that many people were ignorant of the effects ___ sleep deprivation.
  7. They all benefitted ___ the advice given from the visiting lecturer.
  8. The newly installed solar panels were capable ___ generating all the required power.
  9. Diversity can be responsible for the cultural enrichment ___ a society.
  10. A number of different perspectives were introduced ___ the argument.
  11. A pleasant environment helps to create a sense ___ belonging.
  12. What politicians are really concerned ___ is investment
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Preposition combinations. English language blog post.

Answers

  1. UK consumers have been responding to price rises by spending less.
  2. Almost every student on the course gave a response to the survey about course fees.
  3. A small proportion of the workforce participated in the survey.
  4. The film is not appropriate for low-level language learners.
  5. The business was forced to incorporate security checks into the new system.
  6. The research found that many people were ignorant of the effects of sleep deprivation.
  7. They all benefitted from the advice given from the visiting lecturer.
  8. The newly installed solar panels were capable of generating all the required power.
  9. Diversity can be responsible for the cultural enrichment of a society.
  10. A number of different perspectives were introduced in the argument.
  11. A pleasant environment helps to create a sense of belonging.
  12. What politicians are really concerned about is investment.

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