August 5, 2015

DEECET General English Model Questions on Prepositions

I. Prepositions:
Choose the right preposition from the following options to fill in the
blanks of Q. No.s 1-20.
1. He has been accused ..... theft.
1) of 2) to 3) at 4) for

2. The two persons are quarrelling ..... a piece of land.
1) for 2) on 3) over 4) with

3. The brothers have reconciled ..... each other.
1) to 2) with 3) by 4) away

4. He died ..... exhaustion.
1) of 2) with 3) off 4) from

5. She is good ..... dancing.
1) at 2) in 3) of 4) with

6. She goes to school ..... foot.
1) on 2) by 3) with 4) over

7. It was hot ..... the day.
1) in 2) on 3) during 4) at

8. If you don't understand any of these words, you could refer ......
a dictionary.
1) from 2) to 3) in 4) with

9. She had always been bad ..... languages.
1) in 2) at 3) over 4) with

10. She refrained ...... scolding her child until all the guests left.
1) to 2) from 3) in 4) to

11. The great tears ran slowly ...... the corners of my eyes on the
sudden demise of Dr. Adbul Kalam.
1) below 2) from 3) down 4) over

12. They were ashamed ..... their shabby attire.
1) for 2) of 3) at 4) over

13. I congratulated him ...... his brilliant success.
1) at 2) upon 3) on 4) for

14. You may write ...... pencil.
1) by 2) with 3) in 4) through

15. They have been here ...... Monday.
1) since 2) for 3) till 4) from

16. Gandhiji never resorted ..... untruth in his life.
1) at 2) by 3) to 4) upon

17. We went to the seaside ..... car.
1) on 2) in 3) by 4) through

18. We had a chat ...... a cup of tea.
1) over 2) at 3) upon 4) from

19. The Prime Minister cautioned the people ...... false propaganda.
1) out 2) for 3) in 4) against

20. Children remain at school ..... ages of six and fifteen.
1) at 2) in 3) between 4) with

Answers: 1-1; 2-3; 3-2; 4-4; 5-1; 6-1; 7-3; 8-2; 9-2; 10-2; 11-2;
12-2; 13-3; 14-3; 15-1; 16-3; 17-3; 18-1; 19-4; 20-3.

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