Grammar, Vocabulary

Adjectives + Prepositions (3): In and Out of Love

Choose the correct preposition in brackets. Sometimes no preposition is necessary. 

  1. Nick has fancied _____ Amy for ages.
  2. Maddox says he fell _____ love _____ Summer the moment he saw her.
  3. Sam used to have a crush _____ his German teacher.
  4. Patricia adores _____ Alexander but she doesn’t want to marry _____ him yet.
  5. Gwyneth was only engaged _____ Brad Pitt, she was never married _____ him.
  6. “Do you have to flirt _____ everybody?” – “Don’t worry, darling, I only have eyes _____ you.”
  7. I’m not surprised Lisa broke up _____ Edwin. Their relationship had been _____ the rocks for some time. She suspects he was cheating _____ her.
  8. Their marriage soon ended _____ divorce.
  9. Katherine and Tim are head _____ heels _____ love. Theirs is a match made _____ heaven.
  10. Do you believe in love _____ first sight?










    Answers

    1. —
    2. in; with
    3. on
    4. –; —
    5. to; to
    6. with; for
    7. with; on; on
    8. in
    9. over; in; in
    10. at

Grammar

Spot the Mistakes (38)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes. Answers at the bottom of the page.

  1. Police have arrested a forty-three-years old man.
  2. I wish they stopped talking! I can’t hear the TV.
  3. I bought me a new pair of shoes.
  4. Ella knocked on the door and went in.
  5. Barry gave me a very useful advice.
  6. It’s quite a lot more expensive if you fly in August.
  7. Would you mind giving me a lift to school this morning?
  8. I can’t talk right now, sorry. I phone you back in a few minutes, okay?












Answers

1. Police have arrested a forty-three-year-old man.

2. I wish they would stop talking! I can’t hear the TV.

3. I bought (myself) a new pair of shoes.

4. ✅

5. Barry gave me (some) very useful advice.

6. ✅

7. ✅

8. I can’t talk right now, sorry. I’ll phone you back in a few minutes, okay?