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Model Test on Preposition: Part 03

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Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

11. The moon is a very familiar figure (a) โ€” all of us. She awakens a feeling (b) โ€” love and tenderness in our hearts. Even the infant in arms stretches (c) โ€” its hands to grasp this beautiful object. Nor is her appeal confined (d) โ€” only children. Ever since the stirring of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme (e) โ€” poets and artists.

Answer โ€“ 11: a) to b) of c) out d) to e) to

12. A pious man is absorbed (a) โ€” meditation. He has firm faith in Allah. He abides (b) โ€” the rules of religion. He clings (c) โ€” his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah (d) โ€” his action. So he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (e) โ€” anybody.

Answer โ€“ 12: a) in b) by c) to d) for e) with

13. Waste of rubbish is what we throw (a) โ€” every day. It includes everything (b) โ€” unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. But we have to get rid of (c) โ€” our waste. We know that our garbage consists (d) โ€” various kinds of things. In order (e) โ€” reduce our waste, we may think of burning and recycling.

Answer โ€“ 13: a) away b) from c) of d) of e) to

14. Today man has been suffering (a) โ€” various diseases. And there is no remedy (b) โ€” some fatal diseases. So man is subject (c) โ€” decay and death. One day he will depart (d) โ€” this world. Here he cannot live (e) โ€” a long time.

Answer โ€“ 14: a) from b) for c) to d) from e) for.

15. After having finished our breakfast, we set (a) โ€” getting things ready (b) โ€” cooking lunch. When everything was ready, we set (c) โ€” for sightseeing in three groups, each (d) โ€” a teacher. The bearers were left to cook the meal and keep watch (e) โ€” our things.

Answer โ€“ 15: a) about b) for c) out/off d) under e) on.

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