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Preparing for the oposiciones: noun + preposition

EXERCISE 

Fill in the gaps with the correct prepositions:

1.- He considered the intrusion an attack ...... his privacy.
2.- There's no cause ...... concern yet.
3.- Her marriage ..... her first husband didn't last long.
4.- The frost has caused great damage ..... my plants
5.- There has been an attempt ..... his life.
6.- They imposed a ban ..... foreign products.
7.- She has a hunger ........ learning.
8.- Have mercy .... the poor man.
9.- Mike has bad taste ...... clothes.
10.- The research ..... the causes of cancer continues.
11.- There is a wish .... peace on both sides.
12.- He takes pride .... his stamp collection.
13.- He had difficulty ..... getting the passport.
14.- Here's the key ...... the office.
15.- Sometimes I feel they have no awareness ...... the problem.
16- They were full of anxiety ..... their son's safety.

KEY

1.- on; 2.- for; 3.- to; 4.- to; 5.- on; 6.- on; 7.- for; 8.- on; 9.- in; 10.- into; 11.- for; 12.- in; 13.- over/in; 14.- to; 15.- of; 16.- about.

For more examples of noun + preposition, see my Gramática Inglesa, 9ª ed., Pearson-Longman, pp. 677-684.

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