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1. My uncle works _____ a fishmonger _____ the market.

1. My uncle works as a fishmonger at/in the market.

2. I can see the villages _____ the top _____ the mountain.

2. I can see the villages from the top of the mountain

3. The brothers help her _____ her work _____ the house.

3. The brothers help her with her work in/around the house

4. We stay _____ a cheap hotel _____ the railway station, which is about five miles _____ the airport.

4. We stay at/in a cheap hotel near the railway station which is about five miles from the airport.

5. He played football _____ his country _____ several years. He retired because _____ injury _____ the age of 27.

5. He played football for his country for several years. He retired because of injury at the age of 27.

6. He was fined _____ parking his car _____ the wrong place.

6. He was fined for parking his car in/at the wrong place.

7. The firemen soon put _____ the fire _____ the help of a few volunteers _____ the village.

7. The firemen soon put out the fire with the help of a few volunteers from/in the village.

8. This machine works _____ electricity but that one runs _____ petrol.

8. This machine works by electricity but that one runs on petrol.

9. They will think _____ your plan and let you know whether they agree _____ it.

9. They will think about/over your plan and let you know whether they agree with/to it.

10. _____ her life, she had never been happy, but that day was one very happy day _____ her life.

10. Throughout her life, she had never been happy, but that day was one very happy day in her life.

11. The car was traveling _____ full speed when it nearly collided _____a bus. It then skidded _____ the road and fell _____ a ditch.

11. The car was traveling at full speed when it nearly collided with a bus. It then skidded off the road and fell into a ditch.

12. The instructor told her to put _____ the brakes and stopped when the light changed _____ red.

12. The instructor told her to put on the brakes and stopped when the light changed to red.

13. We played chest _____ five o'clock _____ the afternoon _____ morning.

13. We played chest from five o'clock in the afternoon until morning.

14. She took the documents _____ the safe and give them _____ her husband who put them _____ a briefcase.

14. She took the documents from the safe and give them to her husband who put them in/inside a briefcase.

15. The dog crawled _____ the narrow hole and reached the other side _____ the wall.

15. The dog crawled through/along the narrow hole and reached the other side of the wall.

16. We stopped _____ a restaurant _____ a meal.

16. We stopped at a restaurant for a meal.

17. She filled the kettle _____ water and put it _____ the stove _____ the kitchen.

17. She filled the kettle with water and put it on the stove in the kitchen.

18. One of the players did not turn _____ so I played _____ a substitute.

18. One of the players did not turn up so I played as a substitute.

19. I gave the purse _____ the policeman _____ duty _____ the police station. He asked me _____ my name and address.

19. I gave the purse to the policeman on duty at the police station. He asked me for my name and address.

20. The police officer who appealed for witnesses _____ the robbery was very polite _____ us and thanked us _____ telling him _____ the registration number and color _____ the getaway car.

20. The police officer who appealed for witnesses to the robbery was very polite to us and thanked us for telling him about the registration number and color of the getaway car.