Common mistakes with prepositions

Complete the following sentences.

1. I am going ——————–

a) home
b) to home

2. The children have been playing ———————

a) for two hours
b) since two hours

3. This table is made ———————-
a) with food
b) of food
c) from food

4. An ordinary person’s life is different from —————–

a) a celebrity
b) that of a celebrity
c) that of a celebrity’s life

5. He hit me ———————-

a) by a stick
b) with a stick

6. I want a pen ———————

a) to write
b) to write with

7. Hundreds of people ——————–

a) died of cholera
b) died from cholera
c) died by cholera

8. India has been independent ——————–

a) since 1947
b) from 1947
c) for 1947

9. This book is inferior ——————— that book.

a) than
b) to

10. This is different ——————–

a) to that
b) from that
c) than that

11. She resembles ———————

a) her mother

b) to her mother

12. He wrote ———————-

a) me
b) to me

Answers

1. I am going home.

2. The children have been playing for two hours.

3. This table is made of food.

4. An ordinary person’s life is different from that of a celebrity.

5. He hit me with a stick.

6. I want a pen to write with.

7. Hundreds of people died of/from cholera.

8. India has been independent since 1947.

9. This book is inferior to that book.

10. This is different from / than that.

11. She resembles her mother.

12. He wrote to me.

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