Put a correct preposition in each blank space.

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1. I hope to get married _____ early December but I must find a woman _____ the end of this month.

1. I hope to get married in early December but I must find a woman by/before the end of this month.

2. He doesn't like to admit that he has virtually no hope _____ getting her.

2. He doesn't like to admit that he has virtually no hope of getting her.

3. She usually dances _____ me but _____ only about a minute or two.

3. She usually dances with me but for only about a minute or two.

4. I was thinking _____a suitable day _____ our journey _____ the Gobi Desert _____ a nice camel.

4. I was thinking of/about a suitable day for our journey across the Gobi Desert on a nice camel.

5. You can put that statue _____ a dinosaur ____ the corner _____ the room.

5. You can put that statue of a dinosaur in the corner of the room.

6. The man _____ charge _____ the team is a bad loser. He always behaves badly _____ his team loses.

6. The man in charge of the team is a bad loser. He always behaves badly after his team loses.

7. He took us _____ a drive _____ the island _____ the pouring rain.

7. He took us for a drive round the island in the pouring rain.

8. She comes _____ school _____ a taxi but goes home _____ bus.

8. She comes to school in a taxi but goes home by bus.

9. We built sandcastles _____ the beach _____ the middle _____ a cold moonlit night.

9. We built sandcastles on the beach in the middle of a cold moonlit night.

10. He failed _____ his second attempt to pass his exam, and had to stay _____ _____ college _____ another year.

10. He failed in his second attempt to pass his exam, and had to stay onat college for another year.

11. They are all _____ fifteen except _____ Peter whose fifteen birthday was _____ the fifth _____ last month.

11. They are all under fifteen except for Peter whose fifteen birthday was on the fifth of last month.

12. When a mouse scurried _____ the floor, she jumped _____ and climbed _____ the table.

12. When a mouse scurried across the floor, she jumped up and climbed onto the table.

13. She tidied _____ the whole house in preparation _____ the visit of her friends _____ abroad.

13. She tidied up the whole house in preparation for the visit of her friends from abroad.

14. The floor shook _____ the loud explosion which occurred just _____ midnight.

14. The floor shook with the loud explosion which occurred just after/before midnight.

15. The victory was a cause _____ celebration, and everyone joined _____ _____ the singing.

15. The victory was a cause for celebration, and everyone joined inwith the singing.

16. There's nothing to stop me _____ setting _____ _____ business as a consultant _____ the residential premises.

16. There's nothing to stop me from setting upin business as a consultant on the residential premises.

17. His car swerved _____ the road when he tried to avoid a ghostly figure _____ a white dress standing _____ his way.

17. His car swerved off the road when he tried to avoid a ghostly figure in a white dress standing in his way.

18. Despite living _____ the ripe old age _____ 100, she never experienced loss _____ hearing which often occurs _____ old age.

18. Despite living to the ripe old age of 100, she never experienced loss of hearing which often occurs in old age.

19. While Jack helped the old man _____ of the car, Jill helped the old lady _____ her feet.

19. While Jack helped the old man out of the car, Jill helped the old lady to her feet.

20. My parents work _____ a farm but my brother works _____ a circus _____ a clown _____ other jobs.

20. My parents work on a farm but my brother works in a circus as a clown among other jobs.