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3. Read this paragraph. Underline the two prepositions from A.1 above. Then circle the time period they are referring to.

When the Nalaban Bird Sanctuary was flooded during the monsoons, the flamingos disappeared temporarily. Some of them were spotted on other islands in the lake. However, the long-legged birds flew back to the lake throughout the winter months. A record amount of migration was noticed in the first week of January.

Match each of the two prepositions above with its dictionary definition below:

1. right through;
through the whole of (a place or period of time)
1. concurrently with (some
other activity)
2. within the limit of (a period of
time)

throughout - right through;
during - concurrently with (some other activity)

4. Complete the sentences below with appropriate prepositions.

1. My grandfather is always complaining __________________ the pain in his back.
2. The pilot blamed his colleague __________________ losing their way.
3. An infant depends _______________ its mother for food.
4. He is worried ________________ his bad results.
5. They're very fond _________________ tennis.
6. You were absent _________________ the Science Club yesterday.
7. I was angry ___________________ my brother for breaking my tape recorder.

Ans.

  1. My grandfather is always complaining ___about__ the pain in his back.
  2. The pilot blamed his colleague __for_ losing their way.
  3. An infant depends _upon_ its mother for food.
  4. He is worried __about___ his bad results.
  5. They're very fond __of_ tennis.
  6. You were absent _from_ the Science Club yesterday.
  7. I was angry _with_ my brother for breaking my tape recorder. (Note:angry with a person, angry at a thing)

5. Take five different prepositions from the chart in A.1. Then write five sentences containing one each of those prepositions on a piece of paper. But leave out the prepositions in each. Then hand your piece of paper to a partner. She/ he must complete your sentences, using the correct prepositions.

Answer 

  1. I could not see the movie because the woman __________ me was wearing a big hat. 
    (in front of)
  2. There is a bridge ______ the river. (across)
  3. You should maintain a positive attitude ______ your work. (towards)
  4. It is raining ________ the whole country. (throughout)
  5. She fell asleep ________ the lecture. (during)

6. Fill appropriate prepositions in the blanks in the following sentences:

a) Since Raju is clever __________ painting, he should join an art academy.
b) They accused their neighbours ________________ dumping garbage in front of their house.
c) The students agreed ___________________ their teacher's suggestion regarding the choice of place for an excursion.
d) He had to leave the firm because his superiors did not agree ______________ him on many issues.
e) We should abide ____________________ the constitution of our country.
f) All the furniture in my office is made ____________ wood.
g) Sugar is made _________________ sugar beat and sugar cane.
h) The two countries entered _________________ an agreement to increase bilateral trade.
i) Though Rahul does not like his rather imperious uncle, he tries to be polite _________ him.
j) The principal congratulated the school basketball team _______________ their success in the inter school tournament.

Ans.

a) Since Raju is clever __at___ painting, he should join an art academy.
b) They accused their neighbours _for__ dumping garbage in front of their house.
c) The students agreed _to__ their teacher's suggestion regarding the choice of place for an excursion.
(Noteagree with a person, agree to a proposal)
d) He had to leave the firm because his superiors did not agree __with_ him on many issues.
e) We should abide _by_ the constitution of our country. 
f) All the furniture in my office is made _of_ wood.
g) Sugar is made _from__ sugar beat and sugar cane.
(Note: When thing prepared keeps the original form, we use made of. When a thing does not keep the original form, we use made from.)
h) The two countries entered _into___ an agreement to increase bilateral trade. (Noteto enter into means to participate in or to become a party to a contract.)
i) Though Rahul does not like his rather imperious uncle, he tries to be polite _to__ him.
(Notepolite to personpolite in manner)
j) The principal congratulated the school basketball team _on__ their success in the inter school tournament. (Notecongratulate on success)

7. Correct the following sentences.

a) It is essential that we discuss about your proposal before reaching any decision.
 b) The class fell silent as the teacher entered into the classroom.
 c) I have been living here since four years.
 d) The tournament will be held between Monday to Friday.
 e) Rani closely resembles to her maternal aunt.
 f) As the train was approaching to the station, someone pulled the chain and brought it to a halt.
 g) Connectors are also called as discourse markers.

Ans.
a) It is essential that we discuss  your proposal before reaching any decision.
(Note: discuss means talk about).
b) The class fell silent as the teacher entered  the classroom.
c) I have been living here  four years.
(notesince indicates beginning of time, for indicates duration or length of time.)
d) The tournament will be held  Monday to Friday.
e) Rani closely resembles  her maternal aunt.
f) f) As the train was approaching  the station, someone pulled the chain and brought it to a halt.
g) Connectors are also called  discourse markers.

Study sentences (a), (b), (e), (f) and (g). What conclusion can you draw from these examples about the correct use of prepositions? 
 Answer
: The verbs in these statements do not require prepositions.

8. Read the following sentences in which prepositions occur before particular words and expressions. 
a) Let's go in the car instead of by bus.
b) Seen from his point of view, the proposal seems quite reasonable.

Now fill appropriate prepositions in the blanks to compete the following sentences.
a) ________ my opinion, he should have accepted the offer.
b) Who is the woman _________ a dark red saree?
c) Is there any good show _________ the TV tonight?
d) The old man would have died if he had not been taken to the hospital _______ time.
e) The Chairman of the Board wanted the meeting to start exactly ________ time.

Answer 
a) In
b) in
c) on
d) on
e) on

9. Pilloo has always had problems with prepositions. Edit this letter for him. Delete the incorrect prepositions and/ or insert the correct one wherever you think it is necessary. (There are eight mistakes altogether.)

Anand Bhawan
Udaipur
27 January 2011
Dear Binod

I must say time really flies! Because of lack of time, I couldn't write to you earlier. The great news is Anil is marrying with a Sikkimese girl. I must say he's a lucky guy!
Reena wasn't too happy for it and Anil was very rude with her. He said he didn't care for her opinion. She wasn't nice with me either.

I've had no time for practice so I'm not taking part at the Athletics meet. I'm no good at either the high jump or the long jump and going there without practice would make it worse.

Yes, do write to Yak and Yeti Travels asking for details from their special offer. If it's within our budget, it'll be a great holiday. Write when you can.

Love
Pilloo

Ans.

Anand Bhawan
Udaipur
27 January 2011

Dear Binod

I must say time really flies! Because of lack of time, I couldn't write to you earlier.
The great news is that Anil is marrying  a Sikkimese girl. I must say he's a lucky guy!
Reena wasn't too happy  about it and Anil was very rude  to her. He said he didn't care  about her opinion. She wasn't nice  to me either.
I've had no time for practice so I'm not taking part  in the Athletics meet. I'm no good at either the high jump or the long jump and going there without practice would make it worse.
Yes, do write to Yak and Yeti Travels asking for details  about their special offer. If it's within our budget, it'll be a great holiday. Write when you can.

Love
Pilloo

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