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    Smile ARE THESE PROPOSITIONS CORRECT ?

    Could anyone please tell me if the following are correct ? Any help would be great. My answers are in the brackets.

    Thanks..

    Prepositions :

    1. He was born ____ a small village ___ Malabar. ( in, at )

    2. We started ___ six ___ the morning. ( at, in )

    3. He hanged himself ____ a piece of cloth. ( from )

    4. The portrait was painted ___ famous artist who flourished ___ the sixteenth century. ( by, in )

    5. I must start ___ dawn to reach the station in time. ( by )

    6. I hope to reach the station ___ an hour at the outside. ( in/within )

    7. The child has been missing ___ yesterday. ( since )

    8. The caravan must reach its destination ___ sunset. ( before/ after / by )

    9. The mail train is due ___ 3 P.M. ( for / by / at )

    10. He travelled seven miles ___ two miles. ( for )

    11. He rushed ___ my room, panting for breath. ( into )

    12. He does no leave his house ___ nine o ' clock. ( before )

    13. The Express departs ___ 3 P.M. ___ Delhi. ( at, for )

    14. An old feud existed ___ the two families. ( between )

    15. I received this message ___ eight o ' clock ___ the morning. ( at, in )

    16. ___ last month I have seen him but once. ( Since )

    17. ____ rice they had curry. ( with/ alongwith )

    18. The fever has taken a turn for the better ___ yesterday. ( since )

    19. He has spent his life ___ Calcutta. ( in )

    20. I saw him felling a big tree ___ a hatchet. ( with )

    21. Come and sit ___ me. ( by / beside )

    22. Nobody ___ you knows the truth. ( except )

    23. While I was ___ Delhi he was ___ Bombay. ( in / at ) --- ( CAN THAT BE REVERSED ? LIKE at / in ? )

    24. He was killed ___ the robber ___ a hatchet. ( by / with )

    25. We shall stay three months ___ America. ( in )

    26. ____ Rustam and Sohrab, there were three other boys present. ( Except/ Apart from ) )

    27. _____ a Ford, he has Fiat car. ( Except/ Apart from )

    Thanks, once again. :)

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    Re: ARE THESE PROPOSITIONS CORRECT ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ansh Agrawal View Post
    1. He was born ____ a small village ___ Malabar. ( in, at )
    3. He hanged himself ____ a piece of cloth. ( from )
    5. I must start ___ dawn to reach the station in time. ( by, also: at, before )
    9. The mail train is due ___ 3 P.M. ( for / by / at )
    10. He travelled seven miles ___ two miles. ( for ) The sentence makes no sense,
    12. He does not leave his house ___ nine o ' clock. ( before, also: until, after )
    17. ____ rice they had curry. ( with/ alongspacewith )
    22. Nobody ___ you knows the truth. ( except, also: but )
    23. While I was ___ Delhi he was ___ Bombay. ( in / at ) --- ( CAN THAT BE REVERSED ? LIKE at / in ? No )
    26. ____ Rustam and Sohrab, there were three other boys present. ( Except/ Apart from )
    27. _____ a Ford, he has a Fiat car. ( Except/ Apart from, also: as well as )
    The others are fine.

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    Thanks a lot. :)

    And there I made a mistake in typing a sentence.

    Its actually:

    He travelled seven miles ___ two hours. ( for ? )

    And, what would be the correct answer for this one :

    He hanged himself ____ a piece of cloth. ( with ? )

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    Re: ARE THESE PROPOSITIONS CORRECT ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ansh Agrawal View Post
    He travelled seven miles ___ two hours. ( for ? )

    He hanged himself ____ a piece of cloth. ( with ? )
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    Re: ARE THESE PROPOSITIONS CORRECT ?

    Note the correct spelling of prepositions.

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