Grammar Exercises

Adjectives + Prepositions (2)

A.  Choose the correct preposition in brackets.

1.  Tom’s very keen _____ sailing.  (in, of, on)

2.  The children are busy _____ their homework. (at, in, with)

3.  Bryan is frightened _____ clowns. (about, of, with)

4.  Sugar is bad _____ your teeth.  (for, of, with)

5.  I’m quite bad _____ maths.  (about, at, of)

6.  You got the job? That’s wonderful! I’m so proud _____ you! (about, of, with)

7.  I don’t think that dress is suitable _____ your sister’s wedding.  (for, of, to)

8.  The children are excited ____ going on holiday.  (about, for, to)

9.  Charlie is married _____ Lisa.  (of, to, with)

10.  Amanda is very interested _____ buying a house in Tuscany. (in, on, to)

11.  Jam is packed _____ calories (about, of, with) as it’s full _____ sugar.  (in, of, with)

12. Alessandro is responsible _____ the rock band’s social media accounts. (at, for, of)

13. Are you really serious _____ leaving your job?  (about, at, in)

14.  It was rude _____ them to leave without telling us.  (at, of, with)

15.  I wasn’t aware _____ the problem.  (for, in, of)

16.  You’re pretty good _____ skiing. (at, for, in)

17.  Eat your spinach, darling. It’s very good _____ you.  (at, for, to)

















pb - jan 2019 - cherries

Answers

1. on

2. with

3. of

4. for

5. at

6. of

7. for

8. about

9. to

10. in

11. with; of

12. for

Practice

B.  After you’ve checked your answers, complete the sentences with a suitable preposition and your own ideas.

1.  I should eat more _________________ as it’s very good _____ me.

2.  I should drink less _______________ as it’s not very good _____ me.

3.  I’m interested _____  _______________.

4.  My best friend is pretty good _____   _____________ .

5.  I’m frightened _____  _______________ .

6.  I’m excited _____  _______________ .

7.  (famous person) ______________is married _____  (famous person) _____________ .

8.  At home I’m responsible _____  _______________ .

9.  I’m not very keen _____  _______________ .

10.  I’m busy _____  _______________ at the moment.


NB. Some adjectives can go with different prepositions depending on the context, as you have just seen with ‘good’ and ‘bad’.  So it’s a good idea to check your answers with a native speaker or a teacher. 

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