Basic English Usage
Prepositions

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[ ]  We will meet ____ Belize.
on
in

[ ]  We will travel ____ route 2.
on
at

[ ]  We will stop ____ the sign for Quetzales Park.
on
at

[ ]  ____ all the rain, my vacation was pretty good.
Apart from
Contrary for

[ ]  It's unfortunate that I'm often ____ with my boss.
in spite of
at odds

[ ]  Patience! I'm ____ finishing.
at the point of
beside the point

[ ]  I pay attention, but ____ I fall asleep.
at times
on time

[ ]  The price is ____, because we have to have it.
beside the point
in perspective

[ ]  We need to settle this issue ____ an arbitrator.
except for
by means of

[ ]  ____ my shoes, I didn't get wet in the rain.
For a while
Except for

[ ]  I thought about it ____ but decided to say no.
for a while
in common

[ ]  ____ I wish he could be specific.
For once
At odds

[ ]  I agree, but ____, we could do better.
beside a point
for the record

[ ]  We have a lot ____.
in common
in perspective

[ ]  In ____ it's a good idea.
some ways
time

[ ]  "Luke, I am ____ your father."
at times
in fact

[ ]  A deadly typhoon puts our daily concerns ____.
in perspective
out of date

[ ]  I climbed the mountain ____ your warnings.
in spite of
by means of

[ ]  We identified a new suspect ____ interviewing witnesses.
apart from
in the course of

[ ]  I hope you get here ____.
in time
for a while

[ ]  Let's save our money ____ buying a new car.
instead of
by means of

[ ]  Drive you to the hospital? ____ I will.
In common
Of course

[ ]  Do I like to ski? ____, I prefer to skate.
On the contrary
For once

[ ]  I'm ready to drive; ____, maybe I've had too much beer.
on the other hand
in fact

[ ]  The bus always arrives ____.
at times
on time

[ ]  My driver's license is ____; I need to renew it.
out of date
at odds

[ ]  ____ your arrival, I will rent a car.
Instead of
Prior to

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Lesson: Drills
Module: Prepositions
Course: Basic English Usage