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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.
    (ii) The lame man lives ___ begging.
    (iii) He often suffers ___ illness.
    (iv) I bought this pen ___ five ruppes.
    (v) Shoes are made ___ leather.
    (vi) The students was sure ___ success.

2. HSLC - 1999
    (i) I warned him ___ driving so fast.
    (ii) The blind man lives ___ begging.
    (iii) Always beware ___ false.
    (iv) A greedy man hankers ___ money.
    (v) He sent the letter ___ hand.
    (vi) The tiger lives ___ flesh.

3. HSLC - 2000
    (i) The ship was bound ___ India.
    (ii) Virtue consists ___ speaking the
    (iii) I was amazed ___ his conduct.
    (iv) She is gifted ___ a sweet voice.
    (v) I can not agree ___ your proposal.
    (vi) I have great regard ___ my teachers.

4. HSLC - 2002
    (i) I am satisfied ___ your work.
    (ii) The boy was charged ___ stealing.
    (iii) You should be polite ___ your
    (iv) I have a distaste ___ pop music.

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

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

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

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

9. HSLC - 2007
    (a) The train is bound ___ Howrah.
    (b) One should not boast ___ one's
    (c) My sister excels ___ dancing.
    (d) That man is devoid ___ common
    (e) This film is suitable ___ children.
    (f) The girl parted ___ her parents in

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

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

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

13. HSLC - 2011
    (a) There was a noise of children ___
    (b) Her mother is ___ the town council
    (c) The teacher knows his students ___
    (d) Babysitter are a boon ___ parents.

14. HSLC - 2012
    (a) I met him ___ the street.
    (b) Please pay attention ___ your
    (c) He is an authority ___ science.
    (d) The teacher is in full control ___ the

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.
    (d) The burden seemed too much ___

16. HSLC - 2015
    (a) Health is preferable ___ wealth
    (b) He is angry ___ his naughty sister.

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

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

19. HSLC - 2018
    (a) He always runs ___ money.
    (b) Flour is made ___ wheat.
    (c) Write your answers ___ black ink.
    (d)The cow lives ___ grass.

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