11/1/15

Grammar Review: Practical exercises -5 (verb + preposition)

Verbs + preposition

Practical exercise -5 (Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition)

1.- I've learnt ...... bitter experience.
2.- Her family lives ...... her salary.
3.- I marvel ...... your insight.
4.- They named her Greta ...... the famous film star.
5.- They parted ...... friends.
6.- It's difficult to part ...... your loved ones.
7.- He didn't want to part ......his father's bureau.
8.- His father presented her ...... a gold watch.
9.- His wife persuaded him ...... buying a new car.
10.- We all rejoiced ...... success.

KEY

1.- from - to learn from - aprender de, por
2.- on - to live on - vivir de
3.- at - to marvel at - maravillarse (de)
4.- after - to name sb after sb - llamar a alguien por alguien
5.- as - to part as - separarse como
6.- from - to part from - separarse de
7.- with - to part with - desprenderse de
8.- with - to present sb with sth - regalar algo a alguien
9.- into - to persuade sb into doing sth - convencer a alguien para que haga algo
10.- at/over - to rejoice at/over sth - alegrarse de algo

For more verbs + preposition, you can consult my Gramática Inglesa, 9ª ed. actualizada- Pearson-Longman, appendix 4, pp. 662-667.

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  1. Always a good idea to brush up on those verbs.

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