English Language Practice Paper on Prepositions

English Language Practice Paper on Prepositions

Question: Spot the errors if any in the following sentences

  • This is the book (A) for that I (B) have been looking (C) No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale: drop​​ for;​​ it will be used after looking

  • It is (A) not a safe (B) place to live (C) No error (D)

Ans. c

Rationale: insert ‘in’ after live as when an infinitive qualifies a noun, the preposition should be placed after the​​ infinitive

  • For what (A) are you (B) looking? (C)No error (D)

Ans. a

Rationale: for shall be dropped and it will be used after looking

  • The police are (A) investigating into (B) the case (C) No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale: drop into as no preposition is used with the verb investigate,​​ when it is used in active voice

  • The teacher emphasised (A) on the need of (B) discipline in life (C) No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale: drop on as no preposition is used with the verb emphasise,​​ when it is used in active voice

  • I have (A) ordered for (B) his transfer (C) No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale: drop for as no preposition is used with the verb order,​​ when it is used in active voice

  • I shall discuss (A) about the problem (B) with you (C) No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop about as no preposition is used with the verb discuss, when it is used in active voice

  • Soni resembles (A) with her (B) mother and father both (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop with no preposition is used with the verb resemble, when it is used in active voice

  • Our college (A) comprises of (B) class rooms (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop of drop with no preposition is used with the verb comprise, when it is used in active voice

  • India has (A) never attacked on (B) any country (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop on as drop with no preposition is used with the verb attack, when it is used in active voice

  • She promised to (A) accompany with (B) me to the park (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop with as drop with no preposition is used with the verb accompany, when it is used in active voice

  • I informed (A) to the police (B) of the accident (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ drop to as drop with no preposition is used with the verb inform, when it is used in active voice

  • I provided (A) him (B) money (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ with will be inserted after him as with the use of verb provide, preposition is used

  • I have not (A) met him from (B) last month (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ instead of from, since shall be used as since is used to denote time expression from past to present

  • I shall (A) go to Delhi (B) since two weeks (C)​​ No error (D)

Ans.​​ c

Rationale:​​ instead of since, for shall be used as it used to denote specific time period​​ 

 

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