Prepositions exercise | CBSE grammar exercises

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. An ad hoc committee was appointed to inquire ……………………. the accident.

a) about

b) into

c) after

d) of

2. I inquired …………………….. him whether he knew anything about her.

a) about

b) of

c) into

d) after

3. She insisted …………………. my leaving the room.

a) of

b) on

c) at

d) with

4. Regular physical activity is thought to guard ……………………. heart attack.

a) with

b) for

c) against

d) no preposition

5. He instantly jumped ……………………. the conclusion that I was against him.

a) at

b) to

c) on

d) with

6. This is a custom peculiar ……………………….. South Indians.

a) with

b) at

c) to

d) of

 7. Suddenly an idea occurred ………………….. me.

a) on

b) with

c) at

d) to

 8. She always looks …………………… her brother for help and guidance.

a) at

b) up to

c) on

d) up

9. There are hardly any facilities …………………. recreation.

a) for

b) to

c) with

d) no preposition

10. I am now reconciled …………………… my lot.

a) with

b) to

c) at

d) of

Answers

1. An ad hoc committee was appointed to inquire into the accident.

2. I inquired of him whether he knew anything about her.

3. She insisted on my leaving the room.

4. Regular physical activity is thought to guard against heart attack.

5. He instantly jumped to the conclusion that I was against him.

6. This is a custom peculiar to the South Indians.

7. Suddenly an idea occurred to me.

8. She always looks up to her brother for help and guidance.

9. There are hardly any facilities for recreation.

10. I am now reconciled to my lot.

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