E.Fill n the blanks the sentences below with the correct preposition.

1.…… the job Jim usually wears sports clothes; …… the job he wears a white coat and white pants.
2.I know him …… name, but I’ve never seen him …… person.
3.The city was named …… honor …… the man who founded it.
4.How neat your room looks! Everything is …… order and nothing is …… place.
5.I just found out …… accident that my telephone is out …… order. Who is …… charge …… telephone repairs?
6.“Dinner tonight is …… the expense ….. the company.” “Do you mean that we’re getting a fine meal like this …… nothing?”
7.That was a terrible concert. All the instruments seemed to be …… tune, and all the musicians …… practice. They certainly should try to improve ….. the sake …. the audience.
8.“What do people here do…… fun?” “Well, there are rides you can take …… horseback, you can go swimming or fishing, or you can go …… picnics. …… the way, have you seen the lake near here? It is ….. sight from your window. That’s where most people swim and fish. We could walk …… the direction ….. the lake now, if you would like to.”
9.John was romantic …… heart. ……example, he fell …… love …… Alice …… first sight. They were happy together …… the rest of their lives. …… fact, they were …… far the happiest couple I have ever known.
10.I am …… favor ….. high taxes …… principle. …… any rate, I believe that a government should give many services to the people.
11.I am …… doubt about where I will stay in Chicago. Please write to me …… care …… my brother. I’ll give you his address …… case you’ve forgotten it, because I certainly do want to keep …… touch …… you while I’m away.
12.The first time Harry was …… his own in Washington, he visited the museum of the Smithsonian Institution. When he was ready to leave, he took another boy’s coat …… mistake. The man who was …… guard said, “Are you sure that’s your coat?” …… spite …… the fact that the man spoke politely, Harry was afraid that he was …… trouble. He knew that the coat wasn’t his, and he didn’t know whether they would believe him when he said he’d taken it …… accident. He wondered whether they’d put him …… jail. …… course, the guard knew that Harry had taken the coat …… mistake.
13.This hotel is very …… date. …… instance, the lobby and all the rooms are decorated …… very good taste. The waiters in the dining room can take your order …… Spanish or French as well as …… English. I read about this hotel …… an advertisement …… the paper yesterday. I’d like to stay there sometime, but I’m afraid their prices are …… line. …… other words, it’s very expensive, …… comparison …… hotels where I usually stay.
14.Mr. Green seems to be ….. low spirits today. He must have something …… his mind. He has a lot of work ……. progress. Maybe he’s worried about that. …… any event I hope he’s …… a better mood tomorrow.
15.This magazine that you have …… sale is ……. date. Don’t you have any new ones …… hand?


回答:

1.Off the job Jim usually wears sports clothes; on the job he wears a white coat and white pants.
2.I know him by name, but I’ve never seen him in person.
3.The city was named in honor of the man who founded it.
4.How neat your room looks! Everything is in order and nothing is out of place.
5.I just found out by accident that my telephone is out of order. Who is in charge of telephone repairs?
6.“Dinner tonight is at the expense of the company.” “Do you mean that we’re getting a fine meal like this for nothing?”
7.That was a terrible concert. All the instruments seemed to be out of tune, and all the musicians out of practice. They certainly should try to improve for the sake of the audience.
8.“What do people here do for fun?” “Well, there are rides you can take on horseback, you can go swimming or fishing, or you can go on picnics. By the way, have you seen the lake near here? It is in sight from your window. That’s where most people swim and fish. We could walk in the direction of the lake now, if you would like to.”
9.John was romantic at heart. For example, he fell in love with Alice at first sight. They were happy together for the rest of their lives. In fact, they were by far the happiest couple I have ever known.
10.I am in favor of high taxes on principle. At any rate, I believe that a government should give many services to the people.
11.I am in doubt about where I will stay in Chicago. Please write to me in care of my brother. I’ll give you his address in case you’ve forgotten it, because I certainly do want to keep in touch with you while I’m away.
12.The first time Harry was on his own in Washington, he visited the museum of the Smithsonian Institution. When he was ready to leave, he took another boy’s coat by mistake. The man who was on guard said, “Are you sure that’s your coat?” In spite of the fact that the man spoke politely, Harry was afraid that he was in trouble. He knew that the coat wasn’t his, and he didn’t know whether they would believe him when he said he’d taken it by accident. He wondered whether they’d put him in jail. Of course, the guard knew that Harry had taken the coat by mistake.
13.This hotel is very up to date. For instance, the lobby and all the rooms are decorated in very good taste. The waiters in the dining room can take your order in Spanish or French as well as in English. I read about this hotel in an advertisement in the paper yesterday. I’d like to stay there sometime, but I’m afraid their prices are out of line. In other words, it’s very expensive, in comparison to/with hotels where I usually stay.
14.Mr. Green seems to be in low spirits today. He must have something on his mind. He has a lot of work in progress. Maybe he’s worried about that. In any event I hope he’s in a better mood tomorrow.
15.This magazine that you have on/for sale is out of date. Don’t you have any new ones on hand?