الاثنين، 16 مارس، 2015

List of 50 prepositions (object of prepositions) in English TOEFL Test




List of 50  prepositions (object of prepositions) in English TOEFL Test

1- He's been smoking too much. He really needs to cut down. (stop it)
2 - The company had to cut off the electricity because the bill was unpaid. (stop the supply of)
3 - He kept teasing me, so finally I told him to cut it out. (decrease it)
4 - He is working hard because he really wants to get ahead in his career. (advance)
5 - She is such a nice person that she is easily able to get along with everyone. (be friendly)
6 - Could you explain a little more clearly? I really don't understand what
you are trying to get at. (imply)
7 - When he stole some money from her, she really wanted to do something
to get back at him. (get revenge against)
8 - We have enough money to get by for a few months; we won't have a lot of
extras, but we will survive. (manage)
9 - She was sick for several weeks, but now she has started to get over it. (recover from)
10 - There are too many clothes in my closet. I need to get rid of some of them. (throw away)
11 - He read the untrue stories about himself in the newspaper, but he tried
not to react. He just tried to brush it of. (not let it have an effect)
12 - I haven't played Scrabble in quite some time. I'll have to brush up on the
rules before we play. (review, relearn)
13 - While we were walking in the mountains, we were lucky enough to come across a waterfall. It was quite a surprise to find such a beautiful thing. (look at it briefly)
14 - She is not feeling well; she thinks she is about to come down with the flu. (get sick with)
15 - While I'm on my trip, do you think you could look after my cats? (take care of)
16 - The police detective was not sure how the crime was committed. She
decided to look into it further. (investigate)
17 - Here is my application. Could you take a few moments to look it over?(come and get)
18 - The brother always used to pick on his younger sister. His favorite tricks
were to pull her hair, tease her, or scare her. (bother)
19 - You have tried on three dresses, but you can't afford all of them. You'll
have to pick out just one. (choose)
20 - Could you pick me up after school today? I'll wait for you out in front of
the school. (unexpectedly find)
21 -  We have some new neighbors. I think I'll call on them later this afternoon. (visit)
22 -  The principal had to call off the class on Tuesday because the teacher
was sick. (cancel)
23 - The politician should call for a decrease in taxes. (request, suggest)
24 - Why don't you call me up about 9:00? I'll be waiting by the phone. (telephone)
25 - I don't need this bicycle any more. It's not worth too much money, so I
think I'll just give it away. (donate)
26 - Here's the book I borrowed from you, and now I think I should give
it back. (return)
27 -  I've done all I can. I just can't do anything more. I give up. (surrender)
28 - The teacher has to put off the exam until next week because the students
are not prepared. (delay)
29 - She has to put on her coat before she goes out into the cold winter weather. (dress in)
30 - He's such a mean man that it's difficult to put up with him. (tolerate)
31 - I was scared last night because someone tried to break into my house. (unlawfully enter)
32 - He and she have been friends for more than two years, but now they've
decided to break off their relationship. (end)
33 - I'm really excited to be selected as master of ceremonies. I've never done
this before, but I'm really going to try to carry it off.(succeed)
34 - After her husband was killed in an accident, she tried hard to carry on
with her life. (continue)
35 - I'm going to hold off  taking my vacation. I was scheduled to take my
vacation this week, but I'll take it next month instead. (postpone)
36 - My boss told me that my work had been very good recently and that she
wanted me to keep it up. (continue)
37 - Many of the employees of the company are worried; they've heard a
rumor that the company is going to lay off a number of employees. (tire)
38 - While I was at the market, I was surprised to run into a friend I hadn't seen
in months. (unexpectedly meet)
39 - If I didn't buy milk at the store, we would run out of it at breakfast in
the morning. (completely use the supply of)
40 - That boy has been playing baseball all day. I know he's going to wear out soon. (fire)
41 - The newspapers tend to play up sensational stories if they want to improve
their circulation. (increase the significance of)
42 - He knew that it would be difficult to win the tournament, but he worked
hard to pull it off. (succeed)
43 - She tends to show off a lot. She's very beautiful, and she wants everyone to
notice her. (try to attract attention)
44 - He was supposed to come at 9:00, but he didn't show up until 10:00. (arrive)
45 - Do you know when the wedding will take place? I heard that it would be
Next June. (happen)
46 - Neither my roommate nor I like to do the dishes, so we take turns. (alternate)
47 -  I don't know how to play golf, but it's a sport that I would like to take up. (begin)a hobby)
48 - He applied for the job, but the manager decided to turn down his application because he was not really qualified. (refuse)
49 - The students must turn in their papers on Thursday. The teacher has said
that the papers can't be even one day late. (submit)
50 -  Because I swim so many hours every day,I sometimes feel that I'm going
to turn into a fish. (become)

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