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Exercise 12
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Exercise 12

Complete these sentences with an appropriate preposition and verb form

1 Alice isn’t interested _____ (look) __________ for a new job.

2 Henry is excited _____ (leave) __________ for India.

3 You are capable _____ (do) __________ better work.

4 I have no excuse _____ (be) __________ late.

5 I’m accustomed _____ (have) ___________ a big breakfast.

6 The rain prevented us _____ (complete) __________ the work.

7 Fred is always complaining _____ (have) __________ a headache.

8 Instead _____ (study) __________, Margaret went to a ballgame with some of the friends.

9 Thank you _____ (help) __________ me carry my suitcases.

10 Mrs. Grant insisted _____ (know) __________ The whole truth.

11 I believe _____ (be) __________ honest at all times.

12 You should take advantage _____ (live) __________ here.

13 Fatima had a good reason _____ (go, not) __________ to class yesterday.

14. Everyone in the neighbourhood participated _____ (search) __________ for the lost child.

15 I apologized to Yoko _____ (make) __________ her wait for me.

16 The weather is terrible tonight. I don’t blame you _____ (want, not) __________ to go to the meeting.

17 Who is responsible _____ (wash) __________ and (dry) __________ the dishes after dinner?

18 In addition _____ (go) __________ to school full time, Spiro has a part-time job.

19 I stopped the child _____ (run) __________ into the street.

20 Where should we go for dinner tonight? Would you object _____ (go) __________ to an Italian restaurant?

21 The major made another public statement for the purpose _____ (clarify) __________ the new tax proposal.

22 The thief was accused _____ (steal) __________ a woman’s purse.

23 The jury found Mr. Adams guilty _____ (take) __________ money from the company he worked for and (keep) __________ it for himself.

24 Larry isn’t used _____ (wear) __________ a suit and tie every day.

25 I’m going to visit my family during the school vacation. I’m looking forward _____ (eat) __________ my mother’s cooking and (sleep) __________ in my own bed.



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