Use of Prepositions: Number 31
A dog used to run up quietly (a)——– the heels of those he met, and to bite them without notice. His master sometimes suspended a bell (b) ——– his neck, that he might give notice of his presence wherever he went, and sometimes he fastened a chain about his neck, ( c) ——– which was attacheda heavy clog, so that he could not be so quick ( d) ——- biting people’s heels. The dog grew proud of his bell and clog and went ( e) —— them all over the market-place. An old hound said to him : “Why do you make such an exhibition of yourself? That bell and clog that you carry-are not, believe me, orders of merit, but, on the contrary, marks of disgrace, a public notice (f) ——- all men to avoid you. as an ill-mannered dog.”
Answer: (a) at/to; (b) round/on; (c) to; (d) in; (e) with; (f) for.
Use of Prepositions: Number 32
Gratefulness is one of the super virtues (a) —— man. A grateful person is honoured (b) —— all We must be grateful (c) ——– those who have brought us (d) ——– (e) ——–their affection and care, we would not be able to survive on this earth. We must pray ( f) ——– them.
Answer: (a) of; (b) by; (c) to; (d) up; (e) Without; (f) for.
Use of Prepositions: Number 33
Dowry is a social curse that has spread all (a) ——– our country. Dowry system refers (b) ——– the system in some societies in which a wife or her family must pay money or property when they get married. The money or the property that is given to the bridegroom is known as dowry. This system is very disgraceful ( c) —— any woman. Women are the victims ( d) ——– this heinous system. Due ( e) ——–this system the father’s family of a bride often gets bankrupt. A social awareness (f) ——– dowry system is a must to stop this evil practice.
Answer: (a) over; (b) to; (c) to; (d) of; (e) to; (f) against.
Use of Prepositions: Number 34
Jim was walking (a) ——– the campus (b) ——– noon when he met a friend whom he had not seen (c) ——–summer. They stopped (d) ——– the gymnasium and sat down (e) ——– the steps. After they had talked (f) ——–about ten minutes. Jim said “I must go to Jefferson Hall this semester. Why don’t you drop by some afternoon after classes?”
Answer: (a) in; (b) at; (c) since; (d) at; (e) on; (f) for:
Use of Prepositions: Number 35
Nakshi Kantha is a kind (a) ——- embroidered quilt. The name is derived (b) ——- the Bangla word, ‘naksha’. which means artistic pattern. This traditional craft is indigenous (c) —— Bangladesh and West Bengal (d) ——–India. This art has been practiced (e) ——- rural areas of Bangladesh (f) ——– centuries.
Answer: (a) of; (b) from; (c) to; (d) of; (e) in; (f) for.
Use of Prepositions: Number 36
You insisted (a) ——- my early return but my return was belated due (b) ——- fog. It was Monday noon when I reached the cabin. I was worried (c) ——- the dog. But I was sure that you would look (d) ——- the dog fairly well.
Answer: (a) on; (b) to; (c) about; (d) after.
Use of Prepositions: Number 37
Ferdousi -suddenly fell (a) ——- evil days. The government of the country became very displeased (b) —— him for his unknown reasons. Consequently he had to leave his beloved place (c) ——- birth. So he was naturally very sad. Now Ferdousi started moving ( d) ——- place to place and from country to country in search ( e) ——- fortune. At that time Gazni was ruled (f) ——– by Sultan Mahmud.
Answer: (a) in; (b) with; (c) of; (a) from; (e) of; (f) over.
Use of Prepositions: Number 38
Our environment is a combination (a) —— many things. All these things relate (b) ——- each other. We depend ( c) ——– these things ( d) ——– our survival. So we must aim ( e) ——– protect our environment by avoiding some bad practices like pollution, cutting (f) ——– of trees etc.
Answer: (a) of; (b) with; (c) on; (d) for; (e)to; (f) down.
Use of Prepositions: Number 39
A man accustomed (a) ——– hard work is sure to succeed (b) ——- life. A hard-workmg man never yields ( c) ——- his destiny. He always comes out victorious ( d) ——- he odds of life. Submission is foreign ( e) ——- his nature. He prefers death (f) ——- give in.
Answer: (a) to; (b) in; (c) to; (d) against; (e) to; (f) to.
Use of Prepositions: Number 40
A nurse attends (a) ——- her workplace (b) ——– time to attend ( c) ——– her Patient. She dose not aspire (d) ——– riches. She does not ask (e) ——– any material gain. She is hardly found absent (f) ——– her office.
Answer: (a) at;'(b) in; (c) on; (d) to; (e) for; (f) from.