Exercise 2: prepositions after specific verbs

(Practise using prepositions connected to verbs)

English prepositions after verbs – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Choose the appropriate preposition for the corresponding verb highlighted in each sentence. All possible prepositions are listed above the exercise text. If you still need help with the topic, have a look at the list of English verbs with prepositions again.

  • Example: “Over twenty people have applied ____ the job so far.” → “Over twenty people have applied for the job so far.”

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  1. I’d really like to apologise being late.
  2. Can’t you borrow some money your brother?
  3. My friend’s husband is a lawyer and specialises traffic law.
  4. The new film is based the famous novel.
  5. Do we have to pay parking?
  6. Our shopping behaviour differs strongly the one we had 20 years ago.
  7. Do you believe magic? – No, are you crazy!
  8. The sooner you adapt the new situation, the better for you.
  9. I really don’t think your parents will approve that.
  10. The firefighters have responded immediately a call.

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