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Topic: Prepositions after adjectives 1

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level: Intermediate






REMEMBER:There are no rules regarding which prepositions are used with which adjectives, so it's best to learn these pairings together. Another thing to remember is that sometimes more than one preposition can be used after an adjective, even to mean the same thing. For example: North Americans often say they're "angry at someone", while in British English it's more common to be "angry with someone."


Choose the best preposition to use in each of the sentences.


1. I'm not capable ________________ that type of behavior.
  of
  in
  at

2. Smoking is bad ________________ you.
  at
  on
  for

3. I'm so angry ________________ this!
  about
  with
  to

4. I'm so angry _______________ you!
  about
  with
  to

5. She was dressed _______________ pink.
  in
  with
  on

6. This restaurant is famous _______________ its mussels.
  in
  for
  with

7. George is married _______________ a German woman.
  to
  with
  by

8. Are you afraid ________________ him?
  to
  of
  on

9. I'm so proud _______________ you!
  with
  to
  of

10. We're not associated _______________ that company.
  with
  along
  in

11. Don't be cruel ________________ him.
  at
  to
  for

12. I'm not being cruel! I'm always nice ________________ him.
  at
  for
  to

13. I'm furious ( = very angry) with him ________________ doing this!
  for
  around
  at

14. She's not worried _______________ her test.
  for
  with
  about

15. You might hear that someone is "good in tennis", though it is more correct to say that someone is "good ________________ tennis".
  at
  with
  on

16. Who is responsible _______________ this mess?
  about
  for
  in

17. Rome is beautiful, but it's always crowded _______________ tourists.
  with
  among
  by

18. I'm ashamed ________________ what I did.
  with
  of
  in

19. I'm not really interested _______________ this kind of music.
  in
  on
  of

20. Her test was full _______________ mistakes.
  with
  off
  of


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Don't forget to check out our other free exercises on prepositions:
Adjectives + prepositions 1 (I)
Mixed prepositions 1 (I)
Mixed prepositions 2 (I)
Prepositions (For, Since) 1 (I)
Prepositions (On, At, In) 1 (I)
Prepositions (On, At, In) 2 (I)
Prepositions of time 1 (B)
Prepositions of time 2 (I)
Prepositions: opposites 1 (B/I)
Prepositions with phrasal verbs 1 (I)
Prepositions with phrasal verbs 2 (I)

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