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Tenses
The future
Modals
Be, have, do, make, etc.
Questions
Passives
Verbs: infinitives, -ing forms, etc.
Reporting
Nouns and compounds
Articles
Determiners and quantifiers
Relative clauses and other types of clause
Pronouns, substitution and leaving out words
Adjectives
Adverbs and conjunctions
Prepositions
Organising information

Choose the phrase that best completes the sentences. Sometimes more than one choice is possible. Answer variants are shown in red when hovering over it with the mouse.

Prepositions

She lives.....................Perth. She owns a house.....................the Swan River.

at ... on
at ... in
in ... at
in ... on

He suddenly saw Sue.....................the room. He pushed his way.....................the crowd of people to get to her.

across ... through
over ... through
across ... across
over ... along

I first met Steve on a beach.....................Adelaide. I later found out that he had been a carpenter and a dustman, .....................other things.

by ... among
near ... between
by ... between
near ... among

'It's Ann's birthday some time.....................the middle of May, I think.' 'Yes, it's her birthday.....................the 21st.'

at ... on
in...on
in ... at
at ... in

About ten of us were taken ill.....................a party we were at in York. I felt ill.....................a couple of days, but was fine after that.

for ... during
for ... for
during ... during
during ... for

.....................cricket, I enjoy watching football and basketball.

Apart from
Except
Except for
Besides

I told him that he couldn't hope to catch a big fish.....................a small rod like that, but he insisted.....................trying.

with ... on
by ... about
with ... about
by ... on

'What do you think.....................my car? I've just bought it.' 'It's really good. Actually, I'm thinking.....................my motorbike and getting a car, too.'

about ... to sell
about ... about selling
of ... to sell
of ... of selling

'When did you last hear.....................Don?' 'He phoned me just this morning. He's coming to Bristol next week, so we agreed.....................a time and place to meet.'

from ... on
about ... on
from ... with
of ... to

'John has looked tired recently, and I've started to wonder.....................his health.' 'You're right. And he doesn't seem to care.....................the effect smoking has on him.'

at ... for
about ... for
about ... about
at...about

She tried to......................

talk me the plan out of
talk out of me the plan
talk me out of the plan
talk out me of the plan

Upper-Intermediate Tests