Exercises on preposition for JSC

Exercises on Preposition for JSC


 Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions from the list.

Question no-1:


When a boy George Washington was about to go (a) — sea as a sailor everything was ready. A box had been carried (b) — to the boat. When he came to his mother to bid her farewell, he saw tears bursting (c) — her eyes. However, he said nothing to her, turned (d) — to his servant and said. ‘Fetch my box back. I will not go (e) — to break my mother’s heart.’ He abstained (f) — going to sea.

Answer : 1. (a) to (b) down (c) from (d) round (e) away (f) from.

Question no-2:


Unemployment is a curse (a) — the society. An unemployed person is a burden (b) — a family. It is a matter of regret that most of the people (c) — our country are unemployed. We have too many people to be employed compared (d) — the scope of employment. Bangladesh needs more offices, factories, industries and agricultural works to provide employment facilities (e) — the increasing number of unemployed people. We want to see our country free (f) — unemployment.

Answer-2 : (a) to (b) on (c) in (d) to (e) for (f) from.


Question no-3:


One should take great care (a) — the choice of one’s companions. Our happiness or misery depends (b) — this choice. If a good man mixes (c) — those who are bad and wicked he is sure to lose his character. Whereas if a bad man comes in contact (d) — the good and the virtuous he will soon be one of them. We should be careful (e) — choosing companions. We should not forget that a man is known (f) — the company he keeps.

Answer-3 : (a) about (b) upon (c) with (d) with (e) about (f) by.

Question no-4:


The secret of success in life lies (a) — the proper use of time. Many of us are apt (b) — forget that every moment is precious. Life is short but the art is long. Time is uncertain. We do not know when we will be called away (c) — this world by death. During this limited and uncertain period, we have to build (d) — our body and mind, and apply them (e) — useful activities. Moreover, we will have to account (f) — Allah for our activities.

Answer-4 : (a) in (b) to (c) from (d) up (e) for/to (f) to.


Question no-5:


One day the king was lying (a) — the fort. He cast his eyes on a wall and saw a spider. It was climbing (b) — the wall. But it was very high. The spider fell (c) — every time it tried. But it did not give (d) — its attempt. His heart was filled (e) — joy. He said to himself, ‘Why should I lose heart? I must try again.’ A man should not give (f) — to any obstacles.

Answer-5 : a) in (b) up (c) down (d) up (e) with (f) in.


Question no-6:


Long ago a war took place (a) — two nations. They were the Greeks and the Trojans. Why did the war take place? It took place because the Greeks felt that they had been insulted (b) — the Trojans. The Greeks lived (c) — islands. Their kings, princes and soldiers came together and decided that they should teach the Trojans a good lesson. They came (d) — Troy on ships. Troy was the name (e) — the town where the Trojans lived. The Greeks were eager (f) — entering into the town.

Answer-6 : (a) between (b) by (c) in (d) to (e) of (f) for.


Question no-7:


Ruplal decided (a) — living a lonely life. So he became detached (b) — his family. He cut (c) — all his relation and went (d) — a jungle. There he also found himself beset (e) — many problems. Therefore, he wanted to dissociate himself (f) — all kinds of social complications.

Answer-7 : (a) for (b) from (c) off (d) to (e) with (f) from.


Question no-8:


Though Rahim’s father was blind (a) — his one eye, he is not blind (b) — his son’s fault. This year Rahim succeeded (c) — the examination. All congratulated him (d) — his brilliant success. The fact was that he was regular (e) — his class and sincere in his studies. So he is sure (f) — success in life.

Answer-8 : (a) of (b) to (c) in (d) on (e) in (f) to.


Question no-9:




Moreover, it results (a) — some loss of life. After the floodwater recedes, diarrhoea breaks out (b) — an epidemic form and many die (c) — this water borne disease. Flood is not only destructive but also does good (d) — us. It makes our land fertile (e) — depositing silt (f) — it.


Answer-9 : (a) in (b) in (c) of (d) to (e) by (f) on.




Question no-10:




The majority of the people living (a) — poverty are women. Many reasons are working (b) — their poverty. Women at workplace do not get their desirable and just wages (c) — their contributions. They are less paid than men. This is the general scenario of the workplace in one side, which tends to be little their contribution (d) — society. Their domestic work is treated as inferior (e) — that of men (f) — our social perspective.


Answer-10 : (a) in (b) behind (c) against (d) to (e) to (f) from.




Question no-11:




A man who is true (a) — his word, is an honest man. He knows that true happiness consists (b) — honesty. So he does not fall victim (c) — greed. He does not hanker (d) — money. He derives pleasure (e) — good activities. Good activities results (f) — peace and prosperity.


Answer-11 : (a) to (b) in (c) to (d) after (e) from (f) in.


Question no-12:




Flood is considered a blessing (a) — the sense that it makes the soil alluvial. Silt is scattered (b) — land owing (c) — flood and makes the soil fertile. As a result, various kinds (d) — crops are grown on this soil (e) — plenty. So, flood is not always a curse (f) — the country.


Answer-12 : (a) in (b) over (c) to (d) of (e) in (f) to.


Question no-13:




After having finished our breakfast, we set (a) — getting thing ready (b) — cooking lunch. When everything was ready, we set (c) — for sightseeing in three groups, each (d) — a teacher, The bearers were left to cook the meal and keep watch (e) — our things. However, the memory of excursion will be ever-fresh (f) — my heart.


Answer13 : (a) about (b) for (c) out (d) with (e) on (f) in.




Question no-14:




(a) — all the sincerity the nurse attending (b) — the patient even knowing that her effort (c) — keeping the man alive might end (d) — smoke, as doctors of the Board also thought the case as almost a cry (e) — the wilderness. So we were (f) — great anxiety.


Answer-14 : (a) With (b) upon (c) for (d) in (e) in (f) in.


Question no-15:


Man has an unquenchable thirst (a) — knowledge. He is never satisfied (b) — what he has known and learnt. The curiosity (c) — knowing coupled (d) — the indomitable spirit (e) — adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry (f) — dangerous tasks.


Answer-15 : (a) for (b) with (c) of (d) with (e) of (f) out.


Question no-16:


There was no one (a) — the house, Nahid knocked thrice. As there was no response, he was surprised. Pushing the door, he went (b) —. There was blood (c) — the carpet. He hurried (d) —. He had no time because he was preoccupied (e) — an important job. So he went away (f) — despair.

Answer-16 : (a) in (b) in (c) on (d) out (e) with (f) in.

Question no-17:


There are a good number (a) — reasons why students of Bangladesh fail in English. That English is a foreign language is main reason. In other words students have no good feeling (b) — English. Very few of them are earnest (c) —learning. What the students seek is to cross the stairs (d) — examination. (e) — that situation, we, the teachers of English try to find out a technique suitable (f) — all.

Answer-17 : (a) of (b) with (c) in (d) of (e) In (f) for.

Question no-18:


Our school advertised for the post of an English teacher. Mr. Khan thought that he was competent (a) — the post because he considered himself good (b) — English. So he applied (c) — the headmaster (d) — the post. The headmaster appointed him (e) — the post. Because, he was qualified (f) — the post.

Answer-18 : (a) for (b) at/in (c) to (d) for (e) to (f) for.

Question no-19:


Socrates was born (a) — poor working class parents probably in the years of 470 BC. He had the usual education of the boys in those days. It consisted (b) — learning music, science, philosophy and gymnastics; He also studied the arts of public speaking and argumentation. As a young man, he served the army and fought in several battles (c) — great courage. When he left the army, he carried (d) —his search (e) — truth. He though that only truth can free a man (f) — vices.

Answer-19 : (a) of (b) of (c) with (d) on (e) for (f) from.

Question no-20:


Iphitos hit (a) — a plan. He invited the best athletes (b) — the nearby cities to the valley of Olympia to take part (c) — athletes contests. Iphitos’ plan worked well. For a time the Greek warriors, instead (d) — fighting with their neighbours, tried to outdo their rivals (e) — friendly games and sports. Our youths should give emphasis (f) — games and sports.

Answer-20 : (a) upon (b) from (c) in (d) of (e) in (f) on.

Question no-21:


One day the Sultan asked the Qazi whether it was lawful to cut (a) — some limb or another of those dishonest people. The Qazi declared that such punishments were (b) — the rules of Islam. The Sultan became very annoyed (c) — this. The Sultan further asked whether the wealth he gained through his conquests belonged (d) — him or to the public. The Qazi replied that the army fought (e) — it and as such, it belonged (f) — public treasury.

Answer-21 : (a) off (b) against (c) at (d) to (e) for (f) to.

Question no-22:


An honest man is true (a) — his word. He does not deviate (b) — the path of honesty. He knows that true peace consists (c) — honesty. So, he doesn’t fall a victim (d) — any greed. He has no ambition (e) — worldly things. He knows that love (f) — worldly things lead a man to sin.

Answer-22 : (a) to (b) from (c) in (d) to (e) for (f) for.


Question no-23:


I rested (a) — an hour (b) — the veranda. I could see the other village houses and many trees. The trees were very big, but the village houses were very small. Soon it was night (c) — the hills. Then my aunt gave me some supper. I ate it and went to sleep. (d) — midnight I woke (e) — suddenly and heard a sound near me. Then I woke up and rushed (f) — the spot.

Answer-23 : (a) for (b) at (c) up (d) At (e) up (f) to.

Question no-24:


The marriage ceremony was over and the guests were all going (a) — the feast. The old grey-bearded sailor sat (b) — a stone (c) — the church and watched the people walking (d) — him. He had a strange, mad look (e) — his eyes and suddenly stopped one (f) — the guests.

Answer-24 : (a) to (b) on (c) beside (d) past (e) in (f) of.


Question no-25:



I received from her another letter saying that she was passing (a) — Paris and would like to have a chat (b) — me, but her time was limited and the only free moment she had was (c) — the following Thursday; she was spending the morning at the Luxemburg and asked me if I would give her a little luncheon at Foyot’s afterwards. Foyot’s is a restaurant (d) — which the French senators ate and it was so far (e) — my means that I had never even thought (f) — going there.

Answer-25 : (a) through (b) with (c) on (d) at (e) beyond (f) of.

Question no-26:


Everyone desires (a) — wealth. But a few attain it. Some people hanker (b) — riches. Some are content (c) — what they have. True happiness lies (d) — contentment. It is high time we gave (e) — the habit (f) — covetousness.

Answer-26 : (a) for (b) after (c) with (d) in (e) up (f) of.


Question no-27:


The gentle breeze, playing (a) — the tiny sails of little boats, adds (b) — the beauty of the atmosphere. The cow boys drive their cattle slowly homewards and the weary cultivator casts his last look (c) — his fields before returning home. Flocks of birds make their way to nests. (d) — short everyone feeling merry (e) — the day’s work, retires (f) — the retiring rooms.

Answer-27 : (a) with (b) to (c) at (d) In (e) after (f) to.

Question no-28:


The country is overburdened (a) — a huge population. It is also putting all her earning (b) — import of food. As we all know that the country is not self sufficient (c) — food production, she cannot provide her people with all basic necessities (d) — life. As a result, we are lagging (e) — in term of economic progress. So our common people should be made aware (f) — this.

Answer-28 : (a) with (b) into (c) in (d) of (e) behind (f) of.

Question no-29:


The year 2014 must be a new beginning (a) — us all. (b) — united efforts the culture of war and violence can be transformed (c) — a culture of peace non-violence. This demands the participation (d) — everyone. It gives young people and future generation values that can inspire them to shape a world blessed (e) — dignity, harmony, justice, solidarity, liberty and prosperity. Everybody should work (f) — promoting peace.

Answer-29 : (a) for (b) With (c) into (d) of (e) with (f) for.

Question no-30:


I was invited (a) — a party last night. It started at 7 o’clock and continued (b) — two hours. The guests were enchanted (c) — the enjoyable programme. It was presided (d) — by our principal. He delivered a speech (e) — the end of the function. However, I took part (f) — the competition and won a prize.

Answer-30 : (a) to (b) for (c) with (d) over (e) at (f) in.

Question no-31:


We are gifted (a) — wisdom. To leave it untapped and dormant is an abuse and an insult (b) — what we are born with. So all we should try to put our wisdom (c) — practice. This will obviously help us to bring (d) — all (e) — our inner and inherent wisdom. Wisdom is now a must for the betterment (f) — the suffering humanity.

Answer-31 : (a) with (b) to (c) into (d) out (e) of (f) of.

Question no-32:


The other day while I was (a) — my way to college, it began to rain. I got drenched thoroughly. I took shelter (b) — a wayside shop. Since I had no umbrella (c) — me, I had to stay there until the rain stopped. I was wet (d) — head to foot and was shivering (e) — cold. After reaching college. I lay (f) — on the ground and fell unconscious.

Answer-32 : (a) on (b) in (c) with (d) from (e) with (f) down.

Question no-33:


It is known to all that a sinner is hardly pricked (a) — his conscience. But when he realizes his sin, he tries to atone (b) — his sin. He devotes himself (c) — good work. He gives (d) — his bad habit. He tries to refrain (e) — doing any crime. Crime leads a man

(f) — destruction.

Answer-33 : (a) by (b) for (c) to (d) up (e) from (f) to.

Question no-34:

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A Royal Bengal tiger is a gorgeous creature. It is (a)  three and a half feet high and six feet long. Its skin is dazzling yellow in colour (b)  black stripes (c)  it. The Royal Bengal Tigers are found (d)  the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and some other parts (e)  the world. They must be saved (f)  any cost.

Answer-34 : (a) about (b) with (c) on

(d) in (e) of (f) at.

Question no-35:

totoon oftoof

Allah has bestowed His mercy (a)  mankind. So we should be thankful (b)  Him. The world is full (c)  innumerable fine things. Man is ignorant (d)  these gifts. He should not be ungrateful (e)  Allah. Allah is the most kind (f)  all living beings.

Answer-35 : a) on (b) to (c) of (d) of

(e) to (f) to.


Question no-36:


(a)  my spare time I read novels, sometimes I skim (b)  the newspapers. I also talk to my friends (c)  the mobile phone. At times I drop (d)  my friends’ house, I wish I could go (e)  my limit. But man can do many things (f)  this limit.

Answer-36 : (a) During (b) through (c) on

(d) in (e) beyond (f) within.


Question no-37:

around overoff alongupto

It was late afternoon when I got (a)  the bus. As I walked to my house (b)  a semi-dark lane, something lying near a lamppost caught my eyes, I picked it (c)  and it was a wallet. I looked (d)  but there was none. I carried it (e)  my house. Reaching my house, I was pondering (f)  what I should do.

Answer-37 : (a) off (b) along (c) up

(d) around (e) to (f) over

Question no-38:


Good paragraphs result (a)  good planning, Think (b)  a general area you are interested in. Perhaps it something to do

(c)  history or another branch of social students or science. May be you have an interest (d)  rock music, a particular sport or cooking, You may want to brainstorm with some of your classmates to generate ideas. When you have decided (e)  a topic that you would like to write about and share, write it now (f)  the paper.

Answer-38 : (a) from (b) of (c) with

(d) in (e) on (f) on.


Question no-39:


Mohsin is very attentive (a)  his studies. Moreover, he can accommodate himself (b)  all circumstances. I am acquainted

(c)  him. I always compare him (d)  my younger brother who is devoted (e)  his studies. I hope he will succeed (f)  life.

Answer-39 : (a) to (b) to (c) with

(d) with (e) to (f) in.


Question no-40:

about withoutofintoby

Life (a)  great authors are expressed (b)  their great works, Literature can best serve its purpose (c)  depicting the reality of life and helps the progress of humanity. (d)  literature life fails (e)  have any inspiration. So, we should read literature to know (f)  life and its reality.

Answer-40 : (a) of (b) in (c) by

(d) Without (e) to (f) about.

Question no-41:

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There was a boy named Mannan. Poverty was hindrance (a) — success from the beginning in his life. It hindered him (b) — going abroad. But he did not lose heart. He was hopeful (c) — his success. He hit (d) — a plan. The plan worked well. For this he was thankful (e) — Allah. At last he sat (f) — the top and succeeded.

Answer-41 : (a) to (b) from (c) of (d) upon (e) to (f) at.


Question no-42:


A pious man is absorbed (a) — meditation. He abides (b)– the rules of religion. He clings (c) — his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah (d) — his action. He is not angry (e) — anybody. He behaves well (f) — others.

Ansswer-42 : (a) in (b) by (c) to (d) for (e) at (f) with.

Question no-43:

at–in–from–after —


A poor man suffers (a) — many things. He is destitute (b) — wealth. He is deprived (c) — the basic needs of life. But he is contented (d) — what he has. He does not hanker (e) — wealth. He lives (f) — mental peace.

Answer-43 : (a) from (b) of (c) of (d) with (e) after (f) in.


Question no-44:


Honesty is a great virtue and the result (a) –honesty is beyond description. It results (b) — peace. On the other hand, misery results (c) — vice. An honest man is true (d)– his word. He never deviates (e) — the path of honesty. We can have successful life (f)– being honest.

Answer-44 : (a) of (b) in (c) from (d) to (e) from (f) by.

Question no-45:

to –in–of–out–by–


Mahir is never indifferent (a) — his studies. He works hard. He believes that success lies (b) — hard work. So, he is always engaged (c) — studies. At the same time, he is not forgetful (d) — his duties to his parents and relatives. So, he is blessed (e) –all. He is serious (f) — his life.

Answer-45 : (a) to (b) in (c) in (d) of (e) by (f) about.


Question no-46:



Today man has been suffering (a) — various diseases. But there is no remedy (b) –some fatal diseases. So, human beings are subject (c) — decay and death. One day, he will depart (d) — this world. Here he cannot live (e) — a long time. But he can live (f) — the memory of people through his work.

Answer-46 : (a) from (b) for (c) to (d) from (e) for (f) in.


Question no-47:


A good student is always fond (a) — books. He tries to adhere (b) — his studies. He also tries to secure good marks (c) — the examination. He never deviates (d) — his studies because success is born (e) — perseverance. He also works (f) — the betterment of his motherland.

Answer-47 : (a) of (b) to (c) in (d) from (e) of (f) for.


Question no-48:


Trees are useful to man (a) _ three different ways. They provide us (b) _ food and other products. It bears a great impact (c) _ climate. If we destroy trees, our country will turn (d) _ a desert in the near future. Trees can save us (e) _ flood and other natural calamities. We must make the people aware (f) _ the importance of trees.

Answer-48 : (a) in (b) with (c) on (d) into (e) from (f) of.


Question no-49:

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Anger is one (a) _ the six passions in the life of human being. It is harmful (b) _ any man’s life. So, we should not be angry (c) _ anybody (d) _ anything. Anger brings a man down (e) _ level of a beast. We must stay away (f) _ it.

Answer-49 : (a) of (b) to (c) with (d) about (e) to (f) from.

Question no-50:


Gratefulness is one of the super virtues (a) _ man. A grateful person is honoured (b) _ all. We must be grateful (c) _ those who have brought us (d) _. (e) _ their affection and care, we would not be able to survive (f) _ this earth.

Answer-50 : (a) of (b) by (c) to (d) up (e) without (f) on.


Question no-51:


An honest man is appreciated and trusted (a) _ all. (b) _ every walk of life honesty is valued the most. An honest man never adopts crook means with a view (c) _ achieving his objectives. His rise (d) _ life may be slow but he achieves the permanent glory (e) _ the long run. He stays away (f) _ bad things.

Answer-51 : (a) by (b) At (c) to (d) in (e) in (f) from.

Question no-52:


21 February is a red letter day (a) _ the history of Bangladesh. (b) _ this day in 1952, some young men sacrificed their lives (c) _ establishing Bangla one of the state languages (d) _ Pakistan. But the blood shedding was not (e) _ vain. It was accompanied (f) _ freedom.

Answer- 52 : (a) in; (b) On; (c) for; (d) of; (e) in; (f) with.


Question no-53:



A good student is never indifferent (a) _ his studies. He knows well that a sound mind lies (b) _ a sound body. So, he always takes care (c) _ his health. He gets (d) _ early in the morning. He possesses control (e) _ everything concerned with happy life. He is satisfied (f) _ his capability.

Answer-53 : (a) to (b) in (c) of (d) up (e) of (f) with.


Question no-54:


Everybody knows that death is inevitable (a) _ all. No matter how much one tries to avoid it. It comes only once (b) _ life. Still fear (c) _ death is the greatest fear (d) _ man. It is better to die nobly than to live (e) _ honour. We can get immortality (f) _ it.

Answer-54 : (a) to (b) in (c) of (d) for (e) without (f) by.

Question no-55:




The moon is very familiar figure (a) — all of us. She awakens a feeling (b) — love in our heart. Even the infant stretches (c) — its hands to grasp this beautiful object. Nor is her appeal confined (d) — only children, even since the string of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme (e) — poets and artists. The moon is filled (f) — beauty.


Answer-55 : (a) to (b) of (c) out (d) to (e) for (f) with.




Question no-56:




A pious man remain absorbed (a) — the path of religion. He abides (b) — the rules of religion. He never deviates (c) — the path of it. He clings (d) — his belief. He knows it well that everyone will have to account to the Almighty (f) — his action.


Answer-56 : (a) in (b) by (c) from (d) to (e) for (f) with.


Question no-57:




Man can not prosper (a) — life (b) — industry. The active persons have reached high position (c) — the society by dint of hard labour. Everyone should remember that industry is the key (d) — success. Without working hard, we can not gain the motto

 (e) — life. He should depend only (f) — his quality and nothing else.


Answer-57 : (a) in (b) without (c) in (d) to (e) of (f) on.


Question no-58:






Once I saw an old man on the way to my school. He was (a) — seventy years old. He had a strange mad look in his eyes. He was sitting (b) — a mango tree. He was wearing a long robe (c) — pyjama. A bag was hung (d) — his shoulder. People were gathering (e) — him. The curiosity (f) — the crowd made his a little bit disturbed. After sometime, he left the place silently.


Answer-58 : (a) about (b) under (c) with (d) over (e) around (f) of.




Question no-59:




Science has blessed us (a) — many wonders. Electricity is the first wonder (b) — modern science. It is a great source of power and energy. It has brought (c) — a great change in the life of human being. Telephone is another wonder of modern science. It helps a man to talk with anyone (d) — the world. Radio is another great wonder of modern science. We can hear voice (e) — any part of the world though a radio. So, the uses of modern science can be seen (f) — everyday life clearly.


Answer-59 : (a) with (b) of (c) about (d) in (e) from (f) in.




Question no-60:






Bangladesh is a land (a) — river. There are many big and small rivers here (b) — Bangladesh. No other country in the world has so many rivers as Bangladesh. Most of the rivers have been risen (c) — the Himalayas and fallen (d) — the Bay of Bengal. There are many rivers that flow (e) — Bangladesh. The rivers play an important role in our economy. Many industries have been grown (f) — the bank of the rivers.


Answer-60 : (a) of (b) in (c) from (d) into (e) through (f) on.







Question: Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. 5


My dear Jibon,

Love to you. I am very glad to know that you have stood first in order (a) — merit. I know you would do well in the examination as you worked hard. So it is rightly said that industry is the key (b) — success. Very few students can do well in the examination (c) — dint of merit. It is seen that those who became great in this mundane world have become so (d) — hard labour and perseverance. I pray to omnipotent creator (e) — your brilliant result.

Your loving friend, Anjon.

Answer: Set-1: (a) of (b) to (c) by (d) by/through (e) for.


Dear Anika,

It gave me a great pleasure that you obtained GPA 5 (a) — the HSC examination. Of course, there is no mention in your letter (b) — your future plan, which is so important. You know, without plan nothing is created (c) — earth, and everything goes on accordingly. So, it is important that you make a plan (d) — what you are going to do next. Remember that taking admission to a chosen department has become uncertain. Nowadays competition is held (e) — the best students.

Your loving friend, Masud.

Answer: Set-2: (a) in (b) about (c) on (d) of (e) among.


My dear Masud,

I can hardly believe that your father is no more. The news came to me just like a bolt (a) — the blue. He was so kind (b) — me that I feel it as a personal loss to myself. May his soul rest in peace. Everyone of your locality has expressed sympathy (c) — you. Take courage for your appearing (d) — the HSC examination this year. Your future depends (e) — the result of the examination. Write to me soon.

Yours ever, Anika.

Answer: Set-3: (a) from (b) to (c) for (d) at (e) on.


My dear Anjon,

I have heard that you are going to take logic (a) — Economics. If you do so, I think, you will make a mistake. You must carry on your study with Economics. In the present world (b) — globalization the importance (c) — Economics can not be denied. The development of the country largely depends (d) — its economic development. So before taking decision you should again think (e) — the matter.

Yours sincerely, Jibon.

Answer: Set-4: (a) for (b) of (c) of (d) on (e) over.


Dear Sir,

I shall be grateful to you if you kindly publish the following write-up in your newspaper. ‘Culture is the mirror and reflection (a) — life (b) — a society (c) — a country. From the beginning of cable TV, the western as well as Indian culture is sweeping (d) — our culture. If we fall to make our people interested (e) — our own culture, the cultural invasion is a must. We should make all our efforts to improve our cultural heritage and entertainment media, so that we can uphold our heritage.’

Yours sincerely, Maliha

Answer: Set-5: (a) of (b) in/of (c) of (d) away (e) in.


My dear Sumon,

I feel sad to learn about your illness. Don’t get worried. You will soon come round. You are (a) — a good physician. You must act (b) — her advice and suggestions. I think over reading has told (c) — your health. Keeping late hours is harmful (d) — health. As a good student you must follow the rules of keeping good health. Don’t get anxious about the exam. You will find apple time (e) — preparation for the exam.

Yours sincerely, Apu

Answer: Set-6: (a) under (b) on (c) upon (d) to (e) for.


It was very nice of you to have written to me. You will be glad to know that I got the first prize (a) — the debate competition in English of our college (b) — the topic ‘The importance of learning English’. I will now tell you (c) — brief what I said there. English is an international language. All that is best in modern civilization is available (d) — English. If we avoid English, we will keep ourselves aloof (e) — the civilization world.

Ans. (a) in (b) on (c) in (d) in (e) from.


Dear Sagar,

I am going to tell you (a) — the proper use of holidays. They give us Relief (b) — heavy pressure of regular work or normal duties. They help us to get rid (c) — the din and bustle of life. We know that to work (d) — pause is tiresome. So, holidays are essential (e) — our life.

Ans. (a) about (b) from (c) of (d) without (e) for/to.


Dear Arif,

Thank you so much (a) — your kind invitation to your birthday party. I think we shall make enjoy the day very much. Will Karim be present (b) — that day? I shall go to your house (c) — my younger sister. Convey my best regards (d) — your parents. (e) — best wishes.

Ans. (a) for (b) on (c) with (d) to (e) with.



My dear Mimi,

Love to you. I am very glad to know that you have stood first in order (a) — merit. I know you would do well in the examination as you worked hard. So it is rightly said that industry is the key (b) — success. Very few students can do well in the examination (c) — dint of merit. It is seen that those who became great in this mundane world have become so (d) — hard labour and perseverance. I pray to omnipotent creator (e) — your brilliant result

Ans. (a) of (b) to (c) by (d) through/by (e) for.


Dear Sir,

I shall be grateful to you if you kindly publish the following write-up in your newspaper. ‘Culture is the mirror and reflection (a) — life (b) — a society. (c) — a country. From the beginning of cable TV, the western as well as Indian culture is sweeping (d) — our culture. If we fail to make our people interested (e) — our own culture, the cultural invasion is a must. We should make all our efforts to improve our cultural heritage and entertainment media, so that we can uphold our heritage.’

Ans. (a) of (b) in/of (c) of (d) away (e) in



Dear Sebanty,

We are pleased to learn that you will be able to start the course (a) — Business studies from September this year. In reply (b) — your request, we have allotted you room number 315 in the East Hall. You must complete your registration (c) — August. Classes will start (d) — September 12. We look forward (e) — meeting you.

Ans. (a) on (b) to (c) by (d) from (e) to



Dear Mohon,

Sorry for my unwilling delay to attend the function (a) — your residence. When I was ready (b) — the function, my father (c) — giving me any information, cause to me. He had fallen seriously ill. So I could not help taking him (d) — a clinic for immediate treatment. I hope I will visit you (e) — a week.

Ans. (a) at/in (b) for (c) without (d) to (e) within/after/in



My dear Mim,

Happy to know your brilliant success (a) — medical profession. Always remember that man is the noblest creation (b) — Allah, and his greatness lies in selfless service (c) — humanity as well as in doing something great and noble (d) — human beings irrespective of caste, creed and colour. Waiting to hear again (e) — you.

Your well-wisher, Raihan.

Ans. (a) in (b) of (c) to/towards (d) for (e) from



Dear Pretty,

I received from you another e-mail saying that you will pass (a) — Dhaka next week. In your letter you wished that you would like to have a chat (b) — me about your course of study. You also mentioned that your time is very limited and the only free day you have is (c) — the next Friday. You planned to spend the morning at Banani and requested me to give a little luncheon (d) — my residence in the noon. I agree (e) your plan. Thanks. Your Uncle, Tahsin

Ans. (a) through (b) with (c) on (d) at (e) to/with


One day some boys were playing by a pond. All (a) — a sudden, they saw some frogs were swimming in it. They started throwing stones (b) — them. Two or three frogs died (c) — it. One senior frog holding its head (d) — said, ‘Please stop this cruel act of yours.’ The boys said, ‘We are playing a game. We will not stop.’ ‘What is a game for you is a cause of death (e) — us,’ said the frog.

Ans. (a) on (b) at/to/towards (c) by (d) up (e) for/to.



Dear Rimi,

You know, the world we live (a) — is full (b) — different things. There are many things (c) — us. All these things make (d) — air environment. We should not turn a good, clean environment (e) — a bad polluted one.

Yours ever, Sumi

Ans. (a) in (b) of (c) around (d) up (e) into.



Population growth is one (a) — the causes (b) — the world’s environmental problems. Although the growth rate (c) — the world’s population has slowed slightly since the 1990s, still it increases (d) — 77 million human beings each year. (e) — the increasing number of people, destruction of habitats and the use of additional natural resources are gradually increasing.

Ans. (a) of (b) of (c) of (d) about (e) with/for.



Dear Runu,

How are you? Well, I hope you’re OK. And working hard, as usual. Can I ask (a) — a favour? I will be in Dhaka for a week (b) — your Aunties medical check-up. Can you put me (c) —? We will turn (d) — just two days after. I look forward (e) — hearing from you soon. Love to kids. Best wishes. Uncle Tahiti

Ans. (a) for (b) for (c) up (d) up (e) to.



It was the middle (a) — April. The afternoon sun shone brightly (b) — the village Ravelope. The air was fresh and warm. The villagers were (c) — of their cottages. They were in the park enjoying the sunny spring afternoon. A man walked (d) — the park. He was lean and thin and had a pale face. He had a bag hung (e) — his shoulder.

Ans. (a) of (b) on/over (c) out (d) through/along (e) over/from.



I have received your letter just now and am very anxious (a) — your studies because your HSC Exam. is knocking (b) — the door. How have you prepared yourself? Here is a piece of advice (c) — you. Make a routine; dividing the days, allotting (d) — each subject. At least, write one broad and two short answers a day (e) — practice or you will forget them and will not be able to reproduce them in the exam.

Ans. (a) about (b) at (c) for (d) for/to (e) for.


Dear Rony,

Thanks for your letter. I have learnt that you are keen (a) — learning English. I appreciate your interest. You can listen (b) — BBC, CNN and such other news programmes. You should go (c) — English newspapers, story books, etc. You can maintain a diary and write your feelings (d) — English. You should communicate (e) — others in English. Go ahead. I hope you will be successful.

Your elder brother, Farhan.

Ans. (a) on (b) to (c) through (d) in (e) with.



The ceremony began (a) — 2 p.m. Our principal presided (b) — the function. The function started (c) — the recitation from the Holy Quran. One of our senior teachers read (d) — the anual report. The Deputy Commissioner, the honourable chief guest, delivered a brief speech. He advised the students to be regular in studies and take part in the movement (e) — illiteracy.

Ans. (a) at (b) over (c) with (d) out (e) against


Madhu Mela at Sagardanri arranged on the occasion of Bengali epic poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s 182nd Birth Anniversary started (a) — January 24, 2006. The Mela was duly observed gorgeously along (b) — a number of daily programmes (c) — the week. Seminars and symposiums were held (d) — the poet’s life and literary works and his contribution (e) — Bengali literature as well as to the world literature.

Ans. (a) on (b) with (c) throughout (d) on (e) to.


Dear Sejuti

Here goes the story of an explorer, which you have wanted to know from me. In 1955 he led an expedition to Eastern Island, a speck of land (a) — 2000 miles (b) — the Western coast of Chile. Here he found stone statues, some weighing (c) — fifty tons, relics of very early civilization. How could a primitive people have carried them? How could they have stood them (d) —? But the mysteries of Eastern Island went far (e) — its statues. My next letter will follow the last part of the story.

With best love, Kiran

Ans. (a) about (b) off (c) about (d) up (e) from.



I was there (a) — autumn. I wanted quiet isolation to do some troublesome writing. I wanted mountain air to blow (b) — malaria. I was homesick, too, (c) — the flaming of maples and for corn shocks, pumpkins and black walnut trees. I found them all living in a cabin that belonged (d) — the orphanage. There I became acquainted (e) — a boy named Jerry.

Ans. (a) in (b) out (c) for (d) to (e) with.



Dear Ruma

 I have just heard (a) — your brother that you have been ill (b) — the hospital (c) — the last two weeks. I am very sorry, I should have written (d) — time. I, hope you will come (e) — soon.

Ans. (a) from (b) in (c) for (d) in (e) round.



Tolstoy, a great writer in world literature. No novelist stands parallel (a) — him. All his novels and short stories convey a message. His purpose of writing was the purification of human mind and soul (b) — all kinds of evils and misjudgments. His heroes suffer (c) — inner conflict, pass (d) — ups and downs of life and struggle (e) — deprivation caused by feudal and bourgeois society.

Ans. (a) with (b) from (c) from (d) through (e) against.


I worked hard for my HSC examination. My effort did not end (a) — smoke. I succeeded (b) — the examination. My parents were glad (c) — my success. They congratulated me (d) — my brilliant results. I also owe (e) — my parents and teachers.

Ans. (a) in (b) in (c) of (d) on (e) to.



Dear Bina,

I am very glad to receive your letter (a) — time. You have stood first (b) — the examination. I would like to offer congratulations (c) — your grand success. We are really proud (d) — you. I hope you will do better (e) — your future examinations. With best wishes

Your elder brother, Nasim

Ans. (a) in (b) in (c) on (d) of (e) in.



My dear Father,

My best regards to you and mother. I know you are worried (a) — me and want to know how I am passing my life here. I feel quite (b) — home. Our hostel manager takes care (c) — us. I can pass my time happily and pay concentration (d) — studies. I have become accustomed (e) — my new hostel life.

Ans. (a) about (b) at (c) of (d) to (e) to.



21st February is a red letter day (a) — the history of Bangladesh. (b) — this day in 1952 about half a dozen young souls sacrificed their lives (c) — making Bangla one of the state languages (d) — Pakistan. But the blood spilt is not in vain. In 1956 the first Constitution (e) — Pakistan recognized this demand.

Ans. (a) in (b) On (c) for (d) of/in (e) of.



Rana is a good boy. He is conscious (a) — his studies. He is not indifferent (b) — his duties. He is also respectful (c) — his teachers. He is popular (d) — his friends (e) — his good behaviors.

Ans. (a) of (b) to (c) to/towards (d) with/among (e) for.


Every year millions of people all (a) — the world die as a result (b) — pollution. These unfortunate deaths are brought (c) — by four specific factors. They are air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and odour pollution. We should take determined action to control these problems and clean (d) — the environment. Moreover, we have to raise awareness (e) — the people.

Ans. (a) over (b) of (c) about (d) up (e) among.



Mr. M. R. Khan applied (a) — the post of a lecturer. Being pleased (b) — his performance. The authority appointed him (c) — the post. Actually he had authority (d) — English. Moreover, he had a great zest (e) — music.

Ans. (a) for (b) with/at (c) to (d) on (e) for.



Everyone desires (a) — wealth. But very few can attain it. Some people hanker (b) — riches. Some are content (c) — what they have. True happiness lies (d) — contentment. It is high time we gave (e) — the habit of covetousness.

Ans. (a) for (b) after (c) with (d) in (e) up.



We are to be content (a) — what we have. We should bear in mind that money is the root (b) — all evils. But this does not mean that we can live (c) — money. We should maintain dignity and honesty (d) — earning money. Money (e) — any cost should not be our target.

Ans. (a) with (b) of (c) without (d) in (e) at.


# Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.


Mark Twain was born (a) — the day of the appearance (b) — Halley’s Comet in 1835, and died on the day (c) — its next appearance in 1910. He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said, ‘I came in (d) — Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go away (e) — it.

Ans.: (a) on (b) of (c) of (d) with (e) with



In order to share his joy and get relief (a) — his sorrows (b) — mental agony, man makes friendship. (c) — friends, his life seems to be dull and meaningless. But all friends are not true and sincere. Some make friendship to achieve their personal interests (d) — the guise of friends. They are called summer friends. A real friend will stand (e) — you in your misfortune and try his/her best to give you mental support.

Ans.: (a) of/from (b) of (c) Without

(d) in (e) by


It’s an opportunity for us to be acquainted (a) — the common term ‘rootless’ which means something (b) — roots. In other words, the rootless people are those who are driven (c) — poverty come to the cities in quest of jobs. Being bereft (d) — dwelling places, they have to set up makeshift houses or sometimes they have to reside (e) —the pavements or elsewhere.

Ans.: (a) with (b) without (c) by (d) of

(e) on


Sumon and Sujan were very intimate (a) — each other. (b) — a late afternoon, they were wandering (c) — the riverside. They were speaking about their SSC exam. Sumon despaired (d) — his success. Sujan was also disappointed (e) — him.

Ans.: (a) with (b) In (c) around (d) of

(e) with.



Use of articles

প্রিয় পরীক্ষার্থীরা, তোমাদের জন্য ইংরেজি ২য় পত্র থেকে ধারাবাহিক পাঠ আলোচনায় আজ দেওয়া হলো Use of article নিয়ে শুন্যস্থান পূরন

Use articles in the following passage. Put a cross () where an article is not needed.


(a) — man generally likes (b) — freedom. But due to different reasons he has to live in(c) — society. In (d) — society he cannot do whatever he likes. He has to abide by(e) — rules and regulations of (f) — society he lives in. He should not disturb (g) — rights of others. If everybody acts within (h) — limits of his freedom, (i) — peaceful society is formed. Then (j) — world turns into a paradise.

Answer: (a) A, (b) , (c) a, (d) the, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) the, (i) a, (j) the.


A gentleman once advertised for (a) — post of a peon and nearly 50 candidates applied for (b) — post. Of course, only one candidate could be chosen, and 49 must sent away. When (c) — choice was made, (d) — friend asked (e) — gentleman why had selected (f) — one who came with (g) — least recommendation. The gentleman said, ‘There were many things I noticed in his favour.’ He knew (h) — use of the mat the door, he closed the door gently as he entered, he made way for (i) — lame man who came into the office and all of my questions were answered properly and respectively. Think, his politeness is (j) — great recommendation.

Answer: (a) the, (b) the, (c) the, (d) a, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) the, (i) a, (j) a.


My uncle lives in (a) — USA. Once he was (b) — university teacher. Now he is working as (c) — expert in (d) — consultancy firm. Though he has been living there for five years, he has not been issued his (e) — green card. He is trying his best to get (f) — card. We have heard a lot of stories about his merit. From his childhood he speaks (g) — English like (h) — English. He is such (i) — brilliant person that my parents often encourage me to follow him. But I don’t like him because he does not live in our (j) — beautiful country.

Answer: (a) the, (b) a, (c) an, (d) a, (e) , (f) the, (g) , (h) the, (i) a, (j) 


Once (a) — poet (b) — Wordsworth was wandering when he suddenly saw a great number of (c) — daffodils beside the lake. Stretching along (d) — shore of (e) — bay, they looked as innumerous as (f) — stars in (g) — Milky Way. (h) — daffodils were fluttering and dancing so gaily in (i) — breeze that even (j) — dancing waves glittering in the sunshine seemed to pale in comparison.

Answer: (a) the, (b) , (c) , (d) the, (e) the, (f) the, (g) the, (h) The, (i) the, (j) the.


  1. A pious man is absorbed (a)____meditation. He has firm faith (b)_____the Almighty. He abides (c) _____the rules of religion. He clings (d)______ his faith. He knows that man is accountable to the Almighty (e) ________his action. So, he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (f) _____anybody.

Answer: (a) in; (b) in; (c) by; (d) to; (e) for; (f) with.

  1. A merchant was riding horse (a) _______a fair. He had (b)______ him a large bag (c)______ money. It rained heavily and the good man was wet (d)_______and through. He was there at dissatisfied and complained that God had given him such a bad weather (e) ______his journey. His road led him (f) ________a dense forest.

Answer: (a) in, (b) with, (c) of, (d) through, (e) for, (f) through.

  1. Our postmaster belonged (a) _______Calcutta. He felt like a fish (h) ______water in this remote village. His office was (c) ______a dark thatched shed, not far (d) ________ a green slimy pond surrounded (e) ________all sides (f) _______a dense growth.

Answer: (a) to; (b) out of, (c) in; (d) from; (e) on; (f) by.

  1. I hope you are all right. What are you going to do (a) _______ the next autumn vacation? Please come (b) _______ my village. I invite you to pass a few days (c) ________ me in my village home. I hope you will have a jolly-good time here. My village is (d) ______ the bank of a small river which is full (e) ______ the brim (f) _____the rainy season.

 Answer: (a) in; (b) to; (c) with; (d) on; (e) to; (f) in.

  1. The Olympic Games were named (a) _______ the town of Olympia in Greece. In those days Greece was divided (b) _______ many cities. They used to fight (c) ________ themselves. A man named Iphitos was concerned (d) _______such wasteful conflict. He hit (e) _______ a plan to set up peace (f) ______ the country. His plan worked well.

Answer: (a) after; (b) into; (c) among; (d) about; (e) upon, (f) in.

  1. A good student is fond (a) ______books. He adheres (b) _______ his studies. He always tries to cut a brilliant figure (c) ________ the examination. He never deviates (d) _______his duties (e) _______ success depends (f) ______ _ hard work.

Answer: (a) of; (b) to; (c) in; (d) from; (e) because; (f) on.

  1. A man accustomed (a) _______hard work, is not afraid (b) ______ any difficulties. He is worthy (c) ______praise (d) ______his hard work. He is never indifferent (e) ______success. He knows that the idle suffer (f) _____the long run.

Answer: (a) to; (b) of; (c) of; (d) for; (e) of; (f) in.

  1. Amal is a good boy. He gets (a) ______early (b) ______the morning. He performs his duty (c) ______time. Everyday he goes (d) ______school. He listens (e) ____his teachers. He deals well (f) ______his friends.

Answer: (a) up; (b) in; (c) in; (d) to; (e) to; (f) with.

  1. A Citizen enjoys a lot of rights (a) ______times of peace. But sometimes he has to give (b)______some of his rights and privileges voluntarily in order (c) _______ keep the independence of his country secure. When his country is (d) _____ war his only duty is to switch (e)

_______ all his efforts (f) _______ the defense of his country.

Answer: (a) in, (b) up, (c) to,(d) in, (e) over, (f) to.

  1. The secret of success in life lies (a) ______ the proper use of time. Many of us are opt (b) _______ forget that every moment is precious. We do not know when we shall be called (c) ______ from this world by death. During this limited period we have (d)_______build (e)_______ our body and mind and apply them (f)________useful activities.

Answer: (a) in, (b) to, (c) in, (d) to; (e) up, (f) for.

  1. The Eiffel Tower was named (a) ______ Gustave Eiffel, a Frenchman. He was born (b) ______ a prosperous family in 1832. He graduated (c) ______the Central School (d) _________Engineering (e) _______Paris. Then he went to work (f) ______a railway construction company.

Answer: (a) after, (b) in; (c). from; (d) of (e) in; (f) for.

  1. A good students is never indifferent (a) _____ his career. He knows well that success lies (b) _______ hard work. (c) _______, he always absorbers (d) ______ deep studies. Nothing can prevent him (e) ________ working hard. His hard work and sincerity result (f) ______ ultimate success.

Answer: (a) to; (b) in; (c) So; (d) in; (e) from; (f) in.

  1. Charity is a virtue that elevates human nature. A person should be endowed (a)______ this virtue. It leads people to think favorably (b) _______their fellowmen and do them good. Everybody should practice this habit (c)______ the very childhood. The right use of it brings happiness (d)_____earth. It is a form (e)_______self sacrifice (f)_____which society cannot exist.

Answer: a) with; (b) about; (c) from; (d) to; (e) of; (f) without.

  1. Man has an unquenchable thirst (a) _______knowledge. He is never satisfied (b) ______what he has known and seen. For this, he set out (c) _________ traveling. But it needs a lot of money and patience. The people (d) _________developed countries are fit (e) _______ it. So, they are capable (f) ______ earning practical knowledge.

Answer: (a) for; (b) with; (c) for; (d) of; (e) for; (f) of.

  1. Everyone desires (a) ________ wealth. But a few attain it. Some people hanker (b) _______ riches. Some are content (c) ________ what they have. True happiness lies (d) ________ contentment. It is high time we gave (e) ______ the habit (f) ______covetousness.

Answer: (a) for; (b) after; (c)with; (d) in; (e) up; (f) of.

  1. A diary is a record (a) ________ daily events, thoughts and feelings. Many things happen (b) _______life. We cannot keep all of them (c) _______memory. A complete diary is a life story (d) ______brief. We should (e) _______develop the habit (f) _______writing a diary.

Answer:(a) of; (b) in; (c) in;(d) in; (e) always; (f) of

  1. Yesterday a college student was run (a) ______by a car. The student was crossing the road and walking (b) ______Dhaka College rushed (c) _____the spot. The student was taken (d) ________Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The doctors and the nurses came (e)_____to help the student. A medical board was formed headed (f) ______ Dr. Abdul Karim.

Answer: (a) over; (b) towards; (c) on; (d) to; (e) forward-, by.

  1. (a) __________ a city life has many advantages; a city dweller sometimes gets tired (b) ________ it. He cannot attend the office and other places (c) ________time because (d) _______ traffic jams. The air in the city is polluted (e) ______ smoke and dust. Besides, He is always busy (f) ____a lot of commitments.

Answer: (a) Although; (b) of; (c) in; (d) of; (e) by; (f) with.

  1. Mr. Abdullah was a school teacher. He was very popular (a) ________ his students. The students had easy access (b) __________ his room. (c) ______the students entered (d) ______ his room, they found his absorbed (e) _______ studies. He was proficient (f) _______ English.

Answer: (a) with; (b) to; (c) Whenever; (d) into; (e) in; (f) in.

  1. Today man has been suffering (a) _______ various diseases. And there is no remedy (b) ________ some fatal diseases. So man is subject (c) _______decay and death. One day he will depart (d) _______ this world. Here he cannot live (e) _____ a (f) _____ life.

Answer: (a) from; (b) for; (c) to; (d) from; (e) for; (f) long.

  1. Drug addiction means strong attraction (a) ________ harmful things like heroin, opium, morphine, cocaine, phensidyl. These drugs are taken by smoking or (b) _______ injection. The frequent taking of these drugs leads a man (c) ______ death. So all concerned should create awareness (d) ______ personal and family levels (e) ________ this dangerous impact (f) _________ drug addiction.

Answer: (a) for; (b) through; (c) to; (d) in; (e) against; (f) of.

  1. You will be happy to learn that I won the first prize (a) _____the speech competition held (d) ______our school yesterday (c) ________ the importance of learning English. Now I am telling you briefly what I said (d) _______ that occasion. Being an international language, English holds the key (e)

_______the broad expense (f) _______ learning and knowledge.

Answer: (a) in; (b) in; (c) on; (d) on; (e) to; (f) of.

  1. Cordellia took leave (a) _______ her jealous sisters with tears in her eyes. She begged them to take good care (b) _______ their father. But they said it was not necessary (c) _____ her (d) _____ teach them their duty. She should look (e) ______ her husband’s welfare, and not trouble (f) ______them.

Answer: (a) from; (b) of; (c) for; (d) to; (e) after; (f) with.

  1. I hope you are all right. What are you going to do (a) ______ the next autumn vacation? Please come (b) _______ my village I invite you to pass a few days (c) _______ me good time here. My village is (d) _______ the bank of a small river which is full (e) ______the brim (f) ______ the bank of a small river which is full (e) _______ the brim (f) ______ the rainy season.

Answer: (a) in; (b) to; (c) with; (d) on; (e) to; (f) in.

  1. The moon is a very familiar figure (a) ______ all of us. She awakens a feeling (b) _____ love and tenderness in our hearts. Even the infant in arms stretches (c) ______ its hands to grasp this beautiful object. Nor is her appeal confined (d) _______ only children. Ever since the stirring (e) ________ the poetic faculty in man, she is furnished a theme (f) _______ poets and artists.

Answer: (a) to; (b) of ; (c) up; (d) to; (e) of; (f) for.

  1. In a society all men are not equally well off. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because (a) ______ unequal distribution of national wealth. Many are deprived (b) ______the basic needs of life. They must be provided (c) _______ their dues. The rich always draw a line of contrast (d) ______ themselves and the poor. Most (e) ______ them look down (f) ______the poor. Most (e) _______ them look down (f) _______ the poor. They should be conscious and their humanity should be improved.

Answer: (a) of; (b) from; (c) with; (d) between; (e) of; (f) to.

  1. Plants and trees are important elements (a) _____ our environment. They are absolutely necessary (b) ________ our existence (c) _____ this earth. They help (d) _____ maintain the ecological balance of the environment. It is admitted that to maintain ecological balance (e) _____ least 25% of the total land area (f) ____ a country should be forests.

Answer: (a) of; (b) for; (c) on; (d) to; (e) at; (f) of.

  1. One should not run (a)______ money because those who hanker (b)_______money cannot enjoy mental peace. Sometimes it may lead one (c)_____some unexpected troubles. It also happens that greed (d)_______money brings (e)______many problems. So we should be contented (f)_______what we have.

Answer: (a) after; (b) after; (c) to; (d) for; (e) about; (f) with.

  1. Do you want (a)______enjoy sound health? Your answer will certainly be (b) ________the affirmative. It is because everybody wants to enjoy this. But you have (c)______know the way of maintaining sound health. (d)_______this you need to know what sound health is. When a person has both physical fitness mental fitness, he/she can be said (e)_______be enjoying sound health. Now, you can think (f)_______physical fitness first.

Answer: (a) to; (b) in; (c) to; (d) For; (e) to; (f) of.

  1. I woke (a)_______at 6 a.m. but felt to lazy to leave my bed I had my usual breakfast (b) _____cereal and milk boring. (c)_______school and feeling tired I returned (d)_____ school. I watched pop eye over a cup (e) _______ milk. I enjoyed my dinner because this is the only time (f)_______the family to sit together.

Answer: (a) up; (b) with; (c) to; (d) from; (e) of; (f) for.

  1. Happiness consists (a) _______ contentment. So, we should not run (b) ______ more and more money. Sometimes it may bring (c) ______ some unexpected troubles and one may fall a victim (d) _____ dangers for his unusual greed (e) ______ money. We all should be contented (f) ____ what we have.

Answer: (a) in; (b) after; (c) about: (d) to; (e) for; (f) with.

  1. Education is the process by which our minds develop (a) _____ formal learning. I is a mental and intellectual training which provides us (b) _____ opportunity of mental growth and helps to remove any prejudice (c) _____ the purity of mind. As a result, our minds are attuned (d) _____ the thought of our minds are attuned (d) ______ the thought of the welfare (e) _______ mankind. We should not forget the duties vested (f) _______ us after receiving education.

Answer: (a) through; (b) with; (c) for, (d) to; (e) of; (f) on.

  1. Nakshi Katha’ is a common handicraft. This has a long rich tradition in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi women are very efficient (a)______needle work. Artistic needlework is the specialty (d)______Nakshi Katha. It takes to long time to complete sewing a Katha. So, we should try to save this art (e)______ruination. The government should look (f)_____the matter.

Answer: (a) in; (b) of; (c) for; (d) in; (e) from; (f) into.

  1. The world (a)_____us is becoming more and more polluted by day. The cities are filed (b) _____fume and smoke from motor vehicles, mills and factories. The seas are polluted (c)_____industrial waste, chemicals and other poisons. Forest is being cut (d)_____on a large scale. (e)_______ instance, in Brazil thousands of square miles (f)______forests are being cleared and burned.

Answer: (a) around, (b) with; (c) by;. (d) off; (e) for; (f) of.

  1. Many people commit sin either knowingly or unknowingly. (a)_____the long run a sinner atones (b) ______his sin because he knows that everyone is accountable (c) ________God (d)________his deeds. So when a sinner becomes really penitent, he is seen devoted (e)_________God. Sometimes he is seen absorbed (f)_________ deep meditation.

Answer: (a) in; (b) for; (c) to; (d) for; (e) to; (f) in.

  1. Dowry prevails (a)_____Bangladesh. Despite much effort to do (b) _____with it this curse still exists (c)______ the country. Even this moment while we discuss the issue, somewhere in Bangladesh a bride is being beaten (d)_______dowry. She is being oppressed (e)_______ the hands of her (f)______laws and she is being tortured.

Answer: (a) in; (b) away; (c) in; (d) for; (e) by/in; (f) in.

  1. Man is mortal. His life (a)_____earth is short lived. One day he has to depart (b) _______this world (e)__________. There is no alternative (f)_______it.

Answer: (a) on; (b) from; (c) with: (d) of: (e) behind: (f) to.

  1. There are some people in the society who always criticize others. These people mock (a)________you without considering whether your work is good or bad (b) ________ the society . Should you pay heed (c)_______them? You need not be shocked (d)______their criticism. Because they are envious of you and your good action or accustomed (e) ______ doing. So, therefore, a wise man will not stop his activities finding others criticize him. On the contrary, he will learn a lesson (f)______their criticism and thereby better his work.

Answer: (a) at; (b) for; (c) to; (d) at; (e) to; (f) from.