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Prepositions CPE Use of English
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The cinema which was adjacent ... the bank was badly damaged in the earthquake.
The child showed no animosity ... her new stepbrother.
no animosity towards
What you're saying amounts ... blackmail
She was very appreciative ... all the support she got from her friends.
His abstinence ... caffeine lasted only two months.
abstinence from caffeine
When the children arrived at the fair they made a beeline ... the ghost train.
make a beeline for
The tourists bartered .... the souvenirs at the local market.
The man begged his wife ... forgiveness.
Please take care ... your sister while I'm out
You have no choice ... the matter. You have to do what he says.
in the matter
Your alibi is consistent ... our report
He aimed ... the target, squeezed the trigger and fired.
You're very careless ... locking the house; anyone could walk in.
She was bored ... the tedious conversation and tried to change the subject.
If you concentrated more ... your school work your grades would improve.
My mother is confined ... a wheelchair so she doesn't go out very much.
She didn't like flying and was apprehensive ... making the journey.
If you can bear ... me a little longer, I'll give you all the information together.
bear with me
The woman exulted ... her son's success as a writer
We'll have to economise ... heating or we won't be able to pay the bill
I dream ... becoming a millionaire and buying a big yacht.
The student was eligible ... a full grant to study at university
be eligible for something
The employee showed total disregard ... the company rules and was dismissed.
The driver was distracted ... the commotion and didn't notice that the traffic lights had changed
John was so engrossed ... the film that he forgot about the cake that was in the over
engrossed in something
We were totally entranced ... the prima ballerina's dancing
The doctor told me I was deficient ... iron and would have to take supplements.
Michael was delighted ... his promotion to office manager.
We sold our house ... a profit; we made $2000.
sell at profit
He put the car ... gear and drove off.
She's working as a waitress ... the time being but her ambition is to become an actress.
for the time being
I've met Elizabeth Taylor ... the flesh. I even shook her hand.
in the flesh
She's been ... a diet for weeks but she hasn't lost much weight.
We have a car ... loan until ours has been repaired.
Strictly ... the record his work is below standard
off the record
The workers have been ... strike for three weeks.
I realised something was ... of the ordinary when Ann didn't show up for work today.
out of the ordinary
We were shocked when she called him an idiot ... his face
He was ... pain after the operation
... times he wishes he had never become a doctor
... all accounts he is the best basketball player in the association.
by all accounts
My cousin has a flair ... languages and can speak more than six.
flair for sth
The factory owner is not in the habit of fraternising ... his workers.
All the animals in the forest fled ... the fire
flee from something
If you have a grievance ... the company please lodge a formal written complaint.
My car is guaranteed .... rust for eight years.
I was furious ... my sister ... her always borrowing my clothes without my permission.
with , for
You musn't grieve ... one trivial mistake.
She does nothing but fret ... her being overweight yet never tries to diet.
He is always gloating ... his meteoric rise as an actor.
He is certainly good ... maths if not much else.
Her sales methods have been criticised as being .. odds with company policy.
I found the ring in the street purely ... luck.
That house has been up ... sale for two years.
Come to the party .. all means
We regard this atrocity as an offence ... humanity.
... all I spent $500 on holiday.
Margot prefers not to buy goods ... credit
He went to the meeting ... disguise so as not to be recognised
He was so surprised by the new that he was .. a loss for words.
Our teacher was ... a mad mood today; he shouted ... everyone.
Try to get the photograph ... focus this time.
They were ... the trail of the Yeti when the blizzard started.
... answer to your question the meeting will take place next Tuesday.
Surgeons operated ... her last night; her condition is said to be satisfactory.
The teacher was deaf ... Nick's explanation of why he hadn't done his homework.
It was so cold in the tent that the children had to huddle up ... to keep warm.
She haggle ... with the shopkeeper over the price of the souvenir.
We still haven't heard ... the insurance company about our claim.
Commuters found themselves faced ... a lengthy public transport strike.
Mr Smith is becoming increasingly impatient ... this class as they never pay attention.
I'm indebted ... my husband for his support in my new business venture.
The computer in the reception is inferior ... the one in my office.
He says he's feeling a bit .. colour today.
.... regard to your request I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about it.
The castaways were stranded ... an island for nearly a week
He is a solicitor ... profession
This coat was ... a sale when I bought it so it was very cheap.
He is ... arrears with his loan repayments.
I will lend you the money ... condition that you pay it back within the month
Strawberries are only ... season in May and June.
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