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C1 Prepositions

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  • What do you think of people who can't stop boasting ______ their so-called achievements?
    about
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  • The car is insured ______ theft, so you needn't worry so much.
    against
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  • She kept glancing ______ her watch all the way through the interview.
    at
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  • These numbers account ______ the financial losses the company has suffered this year.
    for
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  • Have you apologised to Jane ______ what you've done?
    for
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  • They blamed him ______ everything that day.
    for
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  • The scheme was designed to cater ______ the needs of the elderly people who are lonely.
    for
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  • Can you believe we've been charged €10 ______ parking there for two hours?!
    for
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  • The students seem to have benefited ______ the presentation.
    from
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  • The word 'dictionary' derives ______ the Latin word 'dictio' meaning 'speech'.
    from
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  • The advocates of the deatch penalty say that it deters people ______ committing serious crime.
    from
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  • Can you tell me how this definition differs ______ that one?
    from
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  • I can never distinguish this type of column ______ the other ones.
    from
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  • The robbers had to distract the guard ______ his CCTV screens for thirty seconds.
    from
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  • If you hold a valid first aid certificate you will be exempted ______ doing the training.
    from
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  • In future, I'd like you to refrain ______ making such comments in the office. Is this clear?
    from
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  • She resigned ______ the committee in protest against their decision to increase fees the following year.
    from
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  • As you can imagine, the only thing that resulted ______ their argument was even more trouble.
    from
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  • He suffers ______ cancer of the larynx.
    from
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  • We'd be grateful if you could translate what they say ______ Spanish into English.
    from
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  • I need you to translate this as accurately as you can from Ancient Persian ______ English.
    into
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  • She often gets so absorbed ______ her work that she seems to be living in a different world.
    in
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  • As a child, I never had a friend ______ whom I could confide.
    in
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  • It later turned out that the vice president had been implicated ______ several fiscal frauds.
    in
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  • We need to involve as many people ______ the project as we can.
    in
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  • The sharp increase in petrol prices resulted ______ a marked rise in the price of food and other commodities.
    in
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  • The company specialises ______ organising luxury safari trips.
    in
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  • Despite the odds, he succeeded ______ winning the contest.
    in
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  • The minister's odd behaviour during the conference gave rise ______ speculations about the state of his mental health.
    to
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  • Can you actually be officially accused ______ using a lollipop as a weapon?
    of
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  • This place reminds me ______ that bar we saw in that video on the Internet the other day.
    of
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  • I've worked a lot on this one, so I'm hoping they'll take notice ______ what I've done.
    of
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  • The film was based ______ a book by Mandy Shaw, if you believe it.
    on
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  • They blamed the poor organisation ______ the lack of funding.
    on
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  • I think you need to concentrate a little ______ your paragraphing skills now.
    on
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  • In the end, they decided ______ doing the project together.
    on
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  • I'm depending on you ______ these results, so please do it asap.
    for
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  • One of the ways of exerting political pressure is imposing economic sanctions ______ a given country.
    on
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  • He insisted ______ coming back home alone. How was I to know that something bad would happen?
    on
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  • The chef prides himself ______ his curries.
    on
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  • The idea of going there alone, doesn't really appeal ______ me.
    to
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  • There are many rules in this place and all of them apply ______ both patients and visitors.
    to
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  • Perseverance is a trait we usually attribute ______ successful business people.
    to
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  • I wouldn't have any doubts if I were you. You'll find him fully committed ______ the organisation's cause.
    to
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  • Even though her crimes had been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, the woman refused to confess ______ them.
    to
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  • She is completely devoted ______ her children now and nothing will make her come back to this office.
    to
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  • She prefers having wine ______ beer when we go out.
    to
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  • The code refers ______ a different section of the book.
    to
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  • Many people associate happiness ______ money.
    with
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  • A week after his arrest, he was charged ______ assault.
    with
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  • Your timetable doesn't seem to coincide ______ mine. We'll have to think of different time then.
    with
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  • Earlier this morning a car collided ______ an ambulance at the southern entrance to the city centre.
    with
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  • The investigation found that that new toy did not comply ______ the safety regulations for children under 3.
    with
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  • Confronted ______ the facts, he was forced to resign from his role in the company.
    with
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  • This is a problem you can easily deal ______ yourself.
    with
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  • You'll be provided ______ everything apart from sleeping bags.
    with
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  • I'm really annoyed ______ my boss. I can't believe he's refused my holiday request. ('at' is also possible here)
    with
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  • You shouldn't get so annoyed ______ this problem. We can't do anything about it at the moment.
    about
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  • They've always been anxious ______ letting their children play outside the house.
    about
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  • I can't understand what makes you so certain ______ the outcome of the meeting.
    about
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  • Stella has been really looking forward to going to the fun park with her parents. She's really excited ______ it.
    about
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  • I have to admit you were right ______ him. I should never have trusted him.
    about
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  • Are you really serious ______ going to that place at night?
    about
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  • She was upset ______ not being able to compete in the race.
    about
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  • I guess I was wrong ______ my boss. She's actually a nice person when you get to know her.
    about
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  • So why are your parents so upset ______ you? What have you done this time?
    with
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  • He was really angry ______ her after the party. (not 'with')
    at
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  • As you can imagine, she was quite annoyed ______ them. (not 'with')
    at
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  • What sort of things would you say you were good ______ ?
    at
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  • Wasn't he surprised ______ what was going on at all?
    at
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