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Class 10/HSLC | English Grammar - PREPOSITIONS - QUESTION BANK 2019

Choose the right prepositions from those given in brackets.
1. HSLC - 1998
    (i) Do not boast ___  your health.
         (of/in/for)
    (ii) The lame man lives ___ begging.
         (with/from/by)
    (iii) He often suffers ___ illness.
         (in/from/with)
    (iv) I bought this pen ___ five ruppes.
         (by/for/with)
    (v) Shoes are made ___ leather.
         (of/from/with)
    (vi) The students was sure ___ success.
         (to/in/of)

2. HSLC - 1999
    (i) I warned him ___ driving so fast.
         (for/on/against)
    (ii) The blind man lives ___ begging.
         (by/with/on)
    (iii) Always beware ___ false.
         (from/of/with)
    (iv) A greedy man hankers ___ money.
         (after/for/in)
    (v) He sent the letter ___ hand.
         (by/with/in)
    (vi) The tiger lives ___ flesh.
         (by/on/with)

3. HSLC - 2000
    (i) The ship was bound ___ India.
         (to/off/for)
    (ii) Virtue consists ___ speaking the
         truth.(in/of/on)
    (iii) I was amazed ___ his conduct.
         (at/by/in)
    (iv) She is gifted ___ a sweet voice.
         (of/to/with)
    (v) I can not agree ___ your proposal.
         (at/to/with)
    (vi) I have great regard ___ my teachers.
         (for/in/to)

4. HSLC - 2002
    (i) I am satisfied ___ your work.
         (by/with/at)
    (ii) The boy was charged ___ stealing.
         (for/of/with)
    (iii) You should be polite ___ your
         seniors.(to/with/for)
    (iv) I have a distaste ___ pop music.
         (in/for/of)

5. HSLC - 2003
    (i) Gandhi was convicted ___ lying.
         (of/for/to)
    (ii) The labourer lives ___ hand to
         mouth.(of/from/against)
    (iii) I warned him ___ driving so fast.
         (of/from/against)
    (iv) Always beware ___ false friends.
         (from/at/of)
    (v) Great books deal ___ human
         problems.(of/with/in)
    (vi) The teacher was annoyed ___ me.
         (at/from/with)

6. HSLC - 2004
    (a) Socrates had no desire ___ wealth
         or comfort.(for/of/towards)
    (b) Pay attention ___ what your teacher
         says.(at/in/to)
    (c) He is satisfied ___ his job.
         (at/with/in)
    (d) I am indebted ___ you for your help.
         (with/at/to)
    (e)Assam is rich ___ minerals.
         (in/for/with)
    (f) One should be conscious ___ one's
         faults.(about/of/at)

7. HSLC - 2005
    (a) Man does not live ___ bread alone.
         (on/for/by)
    (b) There is an exception ___ every rule.
         (on/to/in)
    (c) You should not boast ___ your
         wealth.(of/in/for)
    (d) Mr Sarma Presided ___ the meeting.
         (on/at/over)
    (e) She prefers tea ___ cold drinks.
         (for/than/to)
    (f) Nobody in the class could compete
         ___ Raju.(against/with/to)

8. HSLC - 2006
    (a) I can not part ___ this book.
         (with/of/from)
    (b) I was surprised ___ his behaviour.
         (with/by/at)
    (c) He will come back ___ an hour.
         (by/at/an)
    (d) The lame man lives ___ begging.
         (by/with/on)
    (e) Do not run ___ money.
         (for/after/at)
    (f) She was tired ___ waiting for him.
         (with/by/of)

9. HSLC - 2007
    (a) The train is bound ___ Howrah.
         (to/at/for)
    (b) One should not boast ___ one's
         wealth.(of/for/at)
    (c) My sister excels ___ dancing.
         (at/in/from)
    (d) That man is devoid ___ common
         sense.(of/in/from)
    (e) This film is suitable ___ children.
         (to/with/for)
    (f) The girl parted ___ her parents in
         tears.(with/from/by)

10. HSLC - 2008
    (a) Do not boast ___ your wealth.
         (for/of/in)
    (b) The ship was bound ___ India.
         (to/for/of)
    (c) He goes to school ___ bus.
         (in/by/with)
    (d) He has been suffering ___ fever
         (with/by/from)
    (e) Assam is rich ___ minerals.
         (with/for/in)
    (f) I prefer tea ___ cold drinks.
         (to/from/than)

11. HSLC - 2009
    (a) Shoes are made ___ leather.
         (with/of/by)
    (b)I can't agree ___ your proposal.
         (to/with/on)
    (c) The man repented ___ his past
         misdeeds. (for/at/of)
    (d) She is gifted ___ a sweet voice.
         (by/of/with)
    (e) Man does not live ___ bread alone
         (on/by/for)
    (f) Aways beware ___ false friends.
         (with/from/of)

12. HSLC - 2010
    (a) What is the time ___ your watch?
         (in/on/by)
    (b) This is a question ___ Milton.
         (of/from/by)
    (c) You should provided well ___ your
         children.(for/to/of)
    (d) He has not yet recovered ___ his
         illness. (by/of/from)
    (e) He is sympathized ___ me in my
         sorrow.(to/with/for)
    (f) The old man is hard ___ hearing.
         (of/for/in)

13. HSLC - 2011
    (a) There was a noise of children ___
         play.(in/on/at)
    (b) Her mother is ___ the town council
         (in/on/over)
    (c) The teacher knows his students ___
         name.(with/by/for)
    (d) Babysitter are a boon ___ parents.
         (for/upon/to)

14. HSLC - 2012
    (a) I met him ___ the street.
         (in/at/on)
    (b) Please pay attention ___ your
         studies.(for/to/on)
    (c) He is an authority ___ science.
         (of/for/in)
    (d) The teacher is in full control ___ the
         class.(of/over/in)

15. HSLC - 2014
    (a) Happiness consists ___ speaking
         the truth.(of/in/for)
    (b) One should be honest ___ dealing
         with fellowmen.(on/in/at)
    (c) She is looking ___ a domestic help.
         (to/in/for)
    (d) The burden seemed too much ___
        him.(to/for/on)

16. HSLC - 2015
    (a) Health is preferable ___ wealth
         (than/for/to)
    (b) He is angry ___ his naughty sister.
         (at/with/upon)

17. HSLC - 2016
    (a) The cow lives ___ grass.
         (by/from/on)
    (b) He lives ___ hand to mouth.
         (on/from/by)
    (c) He is appointed ___ the post.
         (in/to/at)
    (d)She is junior ___ me by three years.
         (to/from/than)

18. HSLC - 2017
    (a) We go to school ___ bus.
         (in/with/by)
    (b) I am senior ___ your sister.
         (than/to/from)
    (c) The Principal presided ___ the
         meeting.(in/over/at)
    (d)She excels ___ dancing.(at/in/by)

19. HSLC - 2018
    (a) He always runs ___ money.
         (at/for/after)
    (b) Flour is made ___ wheat.
         (of/from/with)
    (c) Write your answers ___ black ink.
         (with/by/in)
    (d)The cow lives ___ grass.
         (on/upon/with)

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