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    prepositions

    I'm making up a multiple choice test on the gerund as a prepositional object for my students. I need to be sure that only one of the suggested options is possible, otherwise the sentence would be invalid. Could you check these sentences for the possibility of more than one answers? (The right option is underlined)

    1. If you are thinking of going abroad on vacation, you should begin ___ collecting information from travel agencies.
    a) from
    b) by
    c) with

    2. The audience was amused ___ seeing the clown fall off the stage.
    a) with
    b) by
    c) at

    3. Ann was very angry ___ finding her son asleep instead of working.
    a) about
    b) at
    c) with

    4. A young woman has to be careful ___ giving her address and phone number to strangers.
    a) of
    b) about
    c) with

    5. A politician has to be clever ___ manipulating people into giving him their votes.
    a) at
    b) in
    c) about

    6. She is conscious ___ her husband having a love affair with his secretary.
    a) about
    b) of
    c) on

    7. A personnel manager must be skilled ___ dealing with people's relationship problems.
    a) in
    b) about
    c) at

    8. I'm sick ___ looking after your children! Maybe you should hire a babysitter.
    a) with
    b) of
    c) at

    9. Mrs. Henderson felt guilty ___ sending her young children to boarding school.
    a) with
    b) about
    c) for


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    Re: prepositions

    I am going to underline only the possible answers ... only the possible for me.

    1. If you are thinking of going abroad on vacation, you should begin ___ collecting information from travel agencies.
    a) from
    b) by
    c) with

    2. The audience was amused ___ seeing the clown fall off the stage.
    a) with
    b) by
    c) at

    3. Ann was very angry ___ finding her son asleep instead of working.
    a) about
    b) at
    c) with

    4. A young woman has to be careful ___ giving her address and phone number to strangers.
    a) of
    b) about
    c) with

    5. A politician has to be clever ___ manipulating people into giving him their votes.
    a) at
    b) in
    c) about

    6. She is conscious ___ her husband having a love affair with his secretary.
    a) about
    b) of
    c) on

    7. A personnel manager must be skilled ___ dealing with people's relationship problems.
    a) in
    b) about
    c) at

    8. I'm sick ___ looking after your children! Maybe you should hire a babysitter.
    a) with
    b) of
    c) at

    9. Mrs. Henderson felt guilty ___ sending her young children to boarding school.
    a) with
    b) about
    c) for

    IS it a problem if your students have to choose more than one correct answer? True, it is a bit heavier to be tested this way but ... make them sweat.
    Last edited by svartnik; 07-Jan-2009 at 13:45.

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    Re: prepositions

    1. If you are thinking of going abroad on vacation, you should begin ___ collecting information from travel agencies.
    a) from
    b) by
    c) with

    2. The audience was amused ___ seeing the clown fall off the stage.
    a) with
    b) by
    c) at

    3. Ann was very angry ___ finding her son asleep instead of working.
    a) about
    b) at
    c) with

    4. A young woman has to be careful ___ giving her address and phone number to strangers.
    a) of
    b) about
    c) with

    5. A politician has to be clever ___ manipulating people into giving him their votes.
    a) at
    b) in
    c) about

    6. She is conscious ___ her husband having a love affair with his secretary.
    a) about
    b) of
    c) on

    7. A personnel manager must be skilled ___ dealing with people's relationship problems.
    a) in
    b) about
    c) at

    8. I'm sick ___ looking after your children! Maybe you should hire a babysitter.
    a) with
    b) of
    c) at

    9. Mrs. Henderson felt guilty ___ sending her young children to boarding school.
    a) with
    b) about
    c) for


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    Re: prepositions

    Many thanks!

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