Preposition

 

Appropriate Preposition

Preposition

Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition

  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

Answers
(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.

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

  1. Our postmaster belonged (a) ¾ Calcutta. He felt like a fish (h) ¾ water in this remote village. His office was (c) ¾ a dark thatched shed, not far (d) ¾ a green slimy pond surrounded (e) ¾ all sides (f) ¾ a dense growth.

Answers
(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.Answers
    (a) in; (b) to; (c) with; (d) on (e) to; (f) in.
  2. 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.

Answers
(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) ¾ hard work.
    Answers
    (a) of; (b) to; (c) in; (d) from; (e) because (f) on.
  2. A man accustomed (a) ¾ hard work, is not afraid (b) ¾ any difficulties. He is worthy (c) ¾ praise (d) ¾ his hard work. He is never indifferent (e) ¾ success. He knows that the idle suffer (f) ¾ the long run.

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

  1. Amal is a good boy. He gets (a) —  early (b) ¾ the morning. He performs his duty (c) —  time. Every day he goes (d) —  school. He listens (e) —  his teachers. He deals well (f) —  his friends.

Answers
(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.

Answers
(a) in; (b) up; (c) to; (d) in (e) over; (f) to

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  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.
    Answers : (a) in; (b) to; (c) in; (d) to; (e) up; (f) for.
  2. 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.
    Answers : (a) after; (b) in; (c) from; (d) of; (e) in; (f) for.
  3. 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.
    Answers : (a) to; (b) in; (c) So; (d) in; (e) from; (f) in.
  4. 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.
    Answers : a) with; (b) about; (c) from;  (d) to; (e) of; (f) without.
  5. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) with; (c) for; (d) of; (e) for; (f) of.
  6. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) after; (c) with;
    (d) in; (e) up; (f) of.
  7. 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.
    Answers : a) of; (b) in; (c) in; (d) in; (e) always; (f) of
  8. 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.
    Answers : (a) over; (b) towards; (c) on; (d) to; (e) forward; by.
  9. (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.

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  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.
    Answers : (a) in; (b) to; (c) in; (d) to; (e) up; (f) for.
    2. 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.
    Answers : (a) after; (b) in; (c). from; (d) of; (e) in; (f) for.
    3. 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.
    Answers : (a) to; (b) in; (c) So; (d) in; (e) from; (f) in.
    4. 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.
    Answers : a) with; (b) about; (c) from; (d) to; (e) of; (f) without.
    5. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) with; (c) for; (d) of; (e) for; (f) of.
    6. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) after; (c) with; (d) in; (e) up; (f) of.
    7. 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.
    Answers : a) of; (b) in; (c) in; (d) in; (e) always; (f) of
    8.     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.
    Answers : (a) over; (b) towards; (c) on; (d) to; (e) forward-, by.
    9. (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.
    Answers : (a) Although; (b) of; (c) in; (d) of; (e) by; (f) with.
  1. Nobody can prosper (a) — life without industry. You have to work hard either (b) — earn money or to acquire knowledge. Those who are idle always lag (c) —.Those, who have achieved higher position (d) — the society are all industrious. Remember that industry is the key (e) — prosperity. (f) — industry none can prosper in life.
  2. One should not run (a) — the money because those who are 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.
  3. The Eiffel Tower was named (a) — Gustave Eifel, A Frenchman. He was born (b) — a prosperous family in 1832. He graduated (c)— the Central School (d) — Engineering (e) — Paris and went to work (f) — a railway construction.
  4. Patriotism refers to love for one’s own country. It removes all sorts of meanness (a) — human mind and makes it broad. Patriotism inspires a man to shed the last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his country. A man (b) — this quality is no better than a beast. A true patriot is honored

(c) — all. His only aim is to promote the welfare (d) — his country and countrymen. He always remembers a wise saying, Mother and motherland are superior (e) — heaven. There are some traitors who always try to destroy the glory of the country (f) — self-interest.

  1. In a society all men are not equally well-off. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because

(a) — in equal 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. They look down (e) — the poor. They think if the poor have riches they will lose their control over them. What strange ideal!

  1. A pious man is absorbed (a) — meditation. He has firm faith in Allah. He abides (b) — the rules of religion. He clings (c) — his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah (d) — his action. So he leads his life according (e) — religion. He is not angry (f) — anybody.
  2. 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.
  3. Man cannot prosper (a) — life (b) — industry. You have to work hard  gain knowledge. Those who have reached high position (c) — the society are all active. You should remember that industry is the key (d) — success. Without it we cannot reach the goal (e) — life.

Answers

  1.       (a) in (b) to (c) behind (d) of (e) to (f) without.
  2.       (a) After (b) after (c) to (d) for (e) about (f) in
  3.       (a) after (b) in (c) from (d) of (e) in (f) for
  4.       (a) to (b) of (c) by (d) of (e) to (f) for
  5.       (a) in (b) by (c) to (d) for (e) to (f) with
  6.       (a) in (b) by (c) to (d) for (e) to (f) with
  7.       (a) for (b) after (c) in (d) in (e) up (f) of
  8.       (a) in (b) without (c) to (d) in (e) to (f) in

Set-1: Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
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
Set-2: Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
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
Set-3: Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
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

Set-4: Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. 5
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-1: (a) in (b) about (c) on (d) of (e) among
Set-2: (a) from (b) to (c) for (d) at (e) on
Set-3: (a) of (b) to (c) by (d) by/ through (e) for
Set-4: (a) for (b) of (c) of (d) on (e) over.

  1. Dear Bina,

I am very glad to receive your letter (a)—time. You have stood fast (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 eider brother. Abha.

Answer: (a) in (b) out (c) for  (d) to (e) with

  1. My dear father, My best regard to you and mother. I know you are worried (a)——-me and wanted to know how I am passing my life here. I fell quite (b)——-home. Our hostel manager takes care (c)—–us. I can pass my time happily and pay connection(d)—–studies. I have become accustomed (e)—-my new hostel life.

Answer: (a) of (b) on (c) into (d)  for (e) to

  1. 21 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 has not in vain. In 1956,the first constitution(e)—-Pakistan recognized this demand.

Answer: (a) in (b) for (c) of (d) in (e) with

  1. Rana is a good boy. He is aware(a)————his student .He is not indifferent(b)———his duties. He is also respectful (c)————his teacher. He is popular (d)———his friend (e)———his good behaviour.

Answer: (a) in (b) out (c) for (d) to (e) with  

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

Answer: (a) along (b) across (c) on (d) with (e) on      

  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 we gave (e)—the habit of covetousness.

Answer: (a) in (b) to (c) in (d) without (e) up

 

 

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

Answer:  (a) for (b) in (c) of (d) by (e)in

 

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

Answer: (a) between (b) of (c) to (d) without (e) to     

  1. Dear Rony,

Thanks for your letter .I’ve heard that you‘re keen (a)—-learning English. Icorddiary appreciate your interest. You can listen (b)——BBC,CNN and so on. You should go (c)—English newspaper ,story books etc. you can maintain a dairy and write your feeling (d)—-English .You should communicate (e)—other in English .Go ahead .I hope you will be successful.

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

 

  1. Madhu Mela at Sagardari arranged on the occasion of Bengali epic poet Michel 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 .

    Answer : (a)on/ from ; (b)with ; (c)throughout/ during/ for ; (d)on ; (e)to .

 

  1. 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 tiny speck of land  (a)— 2000 miles (b)—- the Western cost of Chile . Here he found stone status, 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 

    Answer : (a)towards ; (b)in ; (c)into ; (d)below ; (e)for .

 

 

  1. The ceremony began (a)—2 pm . Our principle presided (b)—– the function . The function started (c)— the recitation from the Holy Quran . One of our senior teacher read (d)— the annual report . The Deputy Commissioner, the honourable chief guest, delivered a brief speech. He advised us to be regular in studies and take part in the movement (e)—–illiteracy .

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

 

  1. You must have come across the name of Leo Tolstoy, a great writer in world literature. No novelists stands parallel (a)—- him . All his short stories convey a message. His purpose of writing was the purification of human mind and soul (b)——–all kinds of evils and mis-judgements.His heroes suffer (c)—–inner conflict, pass(d)—ups and downs of life and struggle(e)—–deprivation caused feudal and bourgeois society.

     Answer : (a)on ; (b)without ; (c)through ; (d)out ; (e)with .

 

  1. Dear Ruma, I have only just heard (a)——-your brother that you have ill (b)———the hospital (c)——–the last two week. I an very sorry .I should have written (d)—–time. I hope you will come (e)——-soon.

    Answer :(a)on ; (b)of ; (c)at ; (d)of ; (e)down .

 

  1. I worked hard for my HSC exam. My effort did not end (a)——–smoke. I succeeded (b)———the examination. My parents are glad (c)———my success. They congratulated me (d)——–my brilliant result. I also own (e)——my parents and teacher.

Answer : (a) to ; (b)on ; (c)out ; (d)before ; (e)on .

 

  1. 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-being irrespective of caste, creed and colour. Waiting to hear again (e)——–you.

Answer : (a)through ; (b)like ; (c)on ; (d)during ; (e)beside .

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Dear preety

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 you 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 Uncel                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tashin

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

 

  1. It was the middle (a)—-April. The afternoon sun shone brightly (b)—-the village Runvelope. 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.

    Answer : (a)to ; (b)in ; (c)on ; (d)from ; (e)about .

 

  1. One day some boys were playing by a pond .All (a)— a sudden brightly (b)—the village Rubalop .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 .

     Answer : (a)past ; (b)on ; (c)for ; (d)up ; (e)at .

 

  1. Dear Rumi, you know ,the warld 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 .

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

  1. Population growth is one (a)—the causes (b)—the worlds environmental problems .Although the growth rate (c)— the worlds 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 .

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

 

  1. Dear Runu, How are you ? 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

     Answer: (a) with (b) with (c) of (d) to (e) in

 

  1. My dear Rumi, 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 answer a day (e)——–practice or you will forget them and will not be able to reproduce them in the exam.

Answer: (a) of (b) in (c) with (d) to (e) of

 

  1. 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 civilized world. Yours ever, Fahim.

     Answer: (a) from (b) to (c) in (d) from (e)with

 

  1. Dear Sagor, I’m 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) at  (b) with (c) of (d) of (e) for

 

  1. 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. Yours Sumi.

    Answer: (a) of (b) at (c) around (d) by (e) from

 

 

 

  1. Dear choa, 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. Class will start (d)—–September 12.We look forward(e)——–meeting you. Patricia jones.

Answer: (a) of (b) by (c) with (d) at (e) through

  1. My Dear Abha, 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 herd. So it is rightly said that industry is the key (b)—–success. Very few student 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 (e)——–your brilliant result. Your elder brother, Rashid.

Answer: (a) for (b) after (c) with (d) in (e) up

  1. Dear Sir, l shall be grateful to you if you kindly Publish the following write-up I in 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 lndian culture is sweeping (d)——-our culture  If we fail to make our people interested (e)——our own culture ,the culture invitation is a must. We should make all our efforts to improve our culture heritage and entertainment media, so that we can uphold our heritage.

Answer: (a) in (b) from (c) of (d) for (e) for

  1. Dear Mohon sorry for my unwilling delay to attend the function (a)—-you’re your residence. When l was ready (b)—-the function , my father ,(c)—-giving me any information, came to me .He had fallen seriously ill. So l could not help taking him (d)——–a clinic for immediate treatment. I hope l will visit you (e)—a weak.

     Answer: (a) in (b) at (c) to (d) with (e) with\for

  1. Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions from the list:
out with beyond of in to for

I was there (a)—autumn. I wanted quiet, isolation to do 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.

4
The Olympic Games were named (a) — the town of Olympia in Greece. In those days Greece was divided (b) — many cities. They used of fight (c) — themselves. A man named Iphitos was concerned (d) — such wasteful strifes. He hit (e) — a plan to set up peace in the country. His plan worked well.

5
A good student is fond (a) — books. He adheres/is attentive (b) — his studies. He always tries to cut a brilliant/good figure (c) — the examination. He never deviates (d) — his duties because success depends (e) — hard work.

Answer Sheet:
4. (a) after (b) into (c) among (d) about / for / at (e) upon / on
5. (a) of (b) to (c) in (d) from (e) on.

1
Polybags are used (a) — many ways. They are particularly used (b) — carrying things and packing. But these bags do not decompose (c) — any rate. So when people throw these bags, they create many problems. These thrown (d) — bags in town and city areas ultimately find ways (e) — drains and sewerage lines.
2
The result of honesty is (a) — description. It results (b) — peace. On the other hand, misery results (c) — vice. So we should abstain (d) — evil deeds. Evil deeds bring (e) — ruin.
3
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 does not fall a victim (d) — any greed. He has no ambition (e) — worldly things.
Answer Sheet
1. (a) in (b) for (c) at (d) away/out (e) into/in
2. (a) beyond/above (b) in (c) from (d) from (e) about
3. Ans : (a) to (b) from (c) in (d) to (e) for

 


  1. After having finished our breakfast, we set (a) — getting things 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.
    Answer – 15: a) about b) for c) out/off d) under e) on.
    16.
    In my childhood I had a close relation (a) — the river Dhaleswari. It was then a river (b) — great importance. The village of my maternal grandfather was (c) — the bank of this river. When I had been there, I always bathed (d) — this river. Alas! I do not go there for long. Because all my maternal uncles have left the village home and moved (e) — town.
    Answer – 16: a) with b) of c) on d) in e) to.
    17.
    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 because success depends (e) — hardwork.
    Answer – 17: a) of b) to c) in d) from e) on/upon.
    18.
    Noise is different (a) — sound. It is harmful (b) — our health. If somebody exposes (c) — noise exceeding 70 decibel, he/she is likely to suffer (d) — hearing problem. This problem is acute (e) — big cities.
    Answer – 18: a) from b) to c) to d) from e) in.
    19.
    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 for her (c) — teach them their duty. She could look (d) — her husband’s welfare, and not trouble (e) — them.
    Answer – 19: a) of b) of c) to d) after e) ×.
    20.
    You know that smoking is not only a bad habit but also injurious (a) — health. A puff (b) — cigarette contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure or loss of eye-sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous (c) — your health. Your teeth and your fingers will be affected. You will suffer (d) — lack of oxygen in your blood resulting (e) — your respiration troubles.
    Answer – 20: a) to b) of c) for d) from e) in.

 

Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
1. You know that Bangladesh is a tropical country. It has a moderate climate. The climate is greatly influenced (a) — the monsoon which is a seasonal wind, it blows (b) — from the Bay of Bengal. It is from south west (c) — our country and parts of India from April to October. Crops are damaged. House and trees are wiped (d) — . Man and property are washed (e) — .
Answer – 1: a) by b) out c) of d) out e) away.
2. The Empire State Building is located (a) — New York in the USA. It is much taller (b) — the Eiffel Tower. It was 1250 feet tall during its inauguration by president Hoover Cleveland in 1931. Then in 1951 a TV transmission tower was added (c) — radio and TV broadcast. Thus the tower added another 222 feet (d) — its height and this brought on the total height of 1472 feet. The 102 storeyed Empire State Building remained the world’s tallest skyscraper (e) — 1971. But now it is challenged by some more high-rise buildings.
Answer – 2: a) at b) than c) for d) to e) till.
3.
All know that smoking is injurious (a) — health. But those who smoke do not abstain (b) — smoking. They are not careful (c) — their health. Finally the fall (d) — many diseases. It is hoped that they will give (e) — smoking.
Answer – 3: a) to b) from c) of/about d) in e) up
4.
Freedom is a birth right (a) — every human being. Similarly every nation has the right (b) — be independent. No nation can prosper (c) — independence. Independence gives proper scope (d) — the development of a nation. Struggle for independence has been going on (e) — many countries of the world.
Answer – 4: a) of b) to c) without d) for e) in
5.
Man has an unquenchable thirst (a) — knowledge. He is never satisfied (b) — what has known and seen. The curiosity to know more, coupled (c) — the indomitable spirit (d) — adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry out dangerous tasks. It eventually resulted (e) — epoch-making discoveries.
Answer – 5: a) for b) with c) with d) of e) in
6.
Poverty was hindrance (a) — his success. It hindred 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. He succeeded in his attempt. For this he was thankful (e) — Allah.
Answer – 6: a) to b) from c) about d) upon e) to
7.
A poor man suffers (a) — many things. He is destitute (b) — wealth. He is deprived (c) — the basic needs. But he is contented (d) — what he has. He does not run (e) — wealth.
Answer – 7: a) from/for b) of c) of d) with e) after
8.
Iphitos hit (a) — a plan. He invited the athletes (b) — the nearby cities to the vally of Olympia to take part (c) — athletic contests. Iphitos’s plan worked well. For a time the Greek Warriors, instead (d) — fighting their neighbour. tried to outdo their rivals (e) — friendly games and sports.
Answer – 8: a) upon b) of c) in d) of e) in
9.
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 of Engineering (d) — Paris and went to work (e) — a railway construction.
Answer – 9: a) after b) in c) from d) in/of e) for
10.
Many people commit sins either knowingly or unknowingly. In the long run a sinner atones (a) — his sin because he knows that everyone is accountable (b) — God (c) — his deeds. So, when a sinner becomes really penitent, he is seen devoted (d) — God. Sometimes he is seen absorbed (e) — deep meditation.
Answer – 10: a) for b) to c) for d) to e) in
11.
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 of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme (e) — poets and artists.
Answer – 11: a) to b) of c) out d) to e) to
12.
A pious man is absorbed (a) — meditation. He has firm faith in Allah. He abides (b) — the rules of religion. He clings (c) — his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah (d) — his action. So he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (e) — anybody.
Answer – 12: a) in b) by c) to d) for e) with
13.
Waste of rubbish is what we throw (a) — everyday. It includes everything (b) — unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. But we have to get rid (c) — our waste. We know that our garbage consists (d) — various kinds of things. In order (e) — reduce our waste, we may think of burning and recycling.
Answer – 13: a) away b) from c) of d) of e) to
14.
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 long time.
Answer – 13: a) from b) for c) to d) from e) for.
15.
After having finished our breakfast, we set (a) — getting things 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.
Answer – 15: a) about b) for c) out/off d) under e) on.
16.
In my childhood I had a close relation (a) — the river Dhaleswari. It was then a river (b) — great importance. The village of my maternal grandfather was (c) — the bank of this river. When I had been there, I always bathed (d) — this river. Alas! I do not go there for long. Because all my maternal uncles have left the village home and moved (e) — town.
Answer – 16: a) with b) of c) on d) in e) to.
17.
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 because success depends (e) — hardwork.
Answer – 17: a) of b) to c) in d) from e) on/upon.
18.
Noise is different (a) — sound. It is harmful (b) — our health. If somebody exposes (c) — noise exceeding 70 decibel, he/she is likely to suffer (d) — hearing problem. This problem is acute (e) — big cities.
Answer – 18: a) from b) to c) to d) from e) in.
19.
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 for her (c) — teach them their duty. She could look (d) — her husband’s welfare, and not trouble (e) — them.
Answer – 19: a) of b) of c) to d) after e) ×.
20.
You know that smoking is not only a bad habit but also injurious (a) — health. A puff (b) — cigarette contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure or loss of eye-sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous (c) — your health. Your teeth and your fingers will be affected. You will suffer (d) — lack of oxygen in your blood resulting (e) — your respiration troubles.
Answer – 20: a) to b) of c) for d) from e) in.

 

Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
1. You know that Bangladesh is a tropical country. It has a moderate climate. The climate is greatly influenced (a) — the monsoon which is a seasonal wind, it blows (b) — from the Bay of Bengal. It is from south west (c) — our country and parts of India from April to October. Crops are damaged. House and trees are wiped (d) — . Man and property are washed (e) — .
Answer – 1: a) by b) out c) of d) out e) away.
2. The Empire State Building is located (a) — New York in the USA. It is much taller (b) — the Eiffel Tower. It was 1250 feet tall during its inauguration by president Hoover Cleveland in 1931. Then in 1951 a TV transmission tower was added (c) — radio and TV broadcast. Thus the tower added another 222 feet (d) — its height and this brought on the total height of 1472 feet. The 102 storeyed Empire State Building remained the world’s tallest skyscraper (e) — 1971. But now it is challenged by some more high-rise buildings.
Answer – 2: a) at b) than c) for d) to e) till.
3.
All know that smoking is injurious (a) — health. But those who smoke do not abstain (b) — smoking. They are not careful (c) — their health. Finally the fall (d) — many diseases. It is hoped that they will give (e) — smoking.
Answer – 3: a) to b) from c) of/about d) in e) up
4.
Freedom is a birth right (a) — every human being. Similarly every nation has the right (b) — be independent. No nation can prosper (c) — independence. Independence gives proper scope (d) — the development of a nation. Struggle for independence has been going on (e) — many countries of the world.
Answer – 4: a) of b) to c) without d) for e) in
5.
Man has an unquenchable thirst (a) — knowledge. He is never satisfied (b) — what has known and seen. The curiosity to know more, coupled (c) — the indomitable spirit (d) — adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry out dangerous tasks. It eventually resulted (e) — epoch-making discoveries.
Answer – 5: a) for b) with c) with d) of e) in
6.
Poverty was hindrance (a) — his success. It hindred 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. He succeeded in his attempt. For this he was thankful (e) — Allah.
Answer – 6: a) to b) from c) about d) upon e) to
7.
A poor man suffers (a) — many things. He is destitute (b) — wealth. He is deprived (c) — the basic needs. But he is contented (d) — what he has. He does not run (e) — wealth.
Answer – 7: a) from/for b) of c) of d) with e) after
8.
Iphitos hit (a) — a plan. He invited the athletes (b) — the nearby cities to the vally of Olympia to take part (c) — athletic contests. Iphitos’s plan worked well. For a time the Greek Warriors, instead (d) — fighting their neighbour. tried to outdo their rivals (e) — friendly games and sports.
Answer – 8: a) upon b) of c) in d) of e) in
9.
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 of Engineering (d) — Paris and went to work (e) — a railway construction.
Answer – 9: a) after b) in c) from d) in/of e) for
10.
Many people commit sins either knowingly or unknowingly. In the long run a sinner atones (a) — his sin because he knows that everyone is accountable (b) — God (c) — his deeds. So, when a sinner becomes really penitent, he is seen devoted (d) — God. Sometimes he is seen absorbed (e) — deep meditation.
Answer – 10: a) for b) to c) for d) to e) in
11.
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 of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme (e) — poets and artists.
Answer – 11: a) to b) of c) out d) to e) to
12.
A pious man is absorbed (a) — meditation. He has firm faith in Allah. He abides (b) — the rules of religion. He clings (c) — his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah (d) — his action. So he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (e) — anybody.
Answer – 12: a) in b) by c) to d) for e) with
13.
Waste of rubbish is what we throw (a) — everyday. It includes everything (b) — unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. But we have to get rid (c) — our waste. We know that our garbage consists (d) — various kinds of things. In order (e) — reduce our waste, we may think of burning and recycling.
Answer – 13: a) away b) from c) of d) of e) to
14.
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 long time.
Answer – 13: a) from b) for c) to d) from e) for.

 

 

 

Prepositon2007-2012

 

Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

  1. Poly bags are used (a)—— many ways. They are particular used(b) —-carrying things and packaging but these bags do not decompose (c)—any rate. So when people throw these bags, they create many problems These thrown (d)—– bags in town and city areas unlimitedly find ways(e) —-drains and sewerage.

     (a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)…………….(e)

 

 

 

 

  1. The result of honesty is (a)—description. It results (b)—peace. On the other hand, misery results(c)—vice. So we should abstain (d)—-evil deeds. They bring (e)—ruin.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)…………….(e)

 

 

  1. 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 does not fall a victim (d)—any greed. He has no ambition (e)—worldly things.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)……….(e)…………….

 

 

  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 strifes.He hit(e)—a plan to set up peace in the country.His plan worked well.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

 

 

  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 because success depends (e)——hard work.

     a)…………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)                                             

 

 

 

  1. A man accustomed (a) —–hard work is afraid (b)—–any difficulty. He is worthy (c)——prays for his hard work. He is never indifferent (d) —-success .he knows that the idle suffer(e) —-long run.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)…………….(e)

 

  1. It is known to all that smoking is detrimental (a) —-health. In spite of knowing that fact, the smoker do not abstain(b) —–smoking .They are indifferent(c) —their health. Those who are addicted (d) —smoking lose appetite(e) —-food.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)…………….(e)

 

 

  1. We have many duties (a)——our parents,because we are indebted to them (b)—–our life on earth.They are our best well wishers.They take special care (c)——us,right(d)—–our birth with greatest love and affection.They love us more than anyone else (e)—earth.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)…………….(e)

 

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

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. In a society all men are not equally well off. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because (a) —— inequal distribution of notional wealth. Many are depried (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 of them look down (e) ——- the poor. They should be conscious and their humanity should improved.
  2. A pious man is absorbed (a)——meditation. He has firm faith in the Almighty. He abides (b)—–the rules of religion. He clings (c)——his faith. He knows that man is accountable to the Almighty Allah (d)—-his action. So, he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (e)—-anybody.                   

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…

 

 

  1. One should not run (a)—the money because those who are hanker (b)—money cannot enjoy mental peace. Sometimes, it may lead one (c)—some unexpected troubles. It so happens that greed for money brings (d)—many problems. So we should be contented (e)—what we have.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………(d)………….(e)…………….

 

  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 physical fitness and mental fitness, he\ she can be said to be enjoying sound health. Now, you can think (e) — physical fitness first.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

 

 

  1. The Eiffel Tower was named (a)—Gustave Eifel. A Frenchman. He was born(b)—a prosperous family in 1832. he graduated(c)—the Central School of Engineering(d)—Paris and went to work(e)—a railway construction company.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

 

 

  1. Charity is a virtue that elevates human nature. A person should be endowed (a)—this virtue. It leads people to think favourably (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 of self-sacrifice(e)—which society cannot exist.

      Answer:(a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e

 

  1. Man has an unquenchable thirst knowledge. He is never satisfied(b)—what he has know and seen.For this,he sets out (c)—travelling.But it needs a lot of money and patience.The people of developed countries are fit (d)—it.So,they are capable (e)—-earning practical knowledge.

a)………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

 

  1. Every year many students in our country do bad in the SSC examination because they fail (a)-English. Why do they fail in English? Firstly, they suffer (b)—-foreign language phobia. Secondly, they learn English in order (e)—cross the stairs of examination. Thirdly, our teachers cannot make the lessons interesting(d)—the students. Finally, perhaps our syllabus is not designed considering the needs (e)—our students. We must come out of this situation.

 a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

 

 

  1. A good student is never indifferent (a)—his study. He knows well that success lies (b)—-hard work. So he is always absorbed (c)—deep studies. Nothing can prevent him (d)—working hard. His hard work and sincerity result (e)—ultimate success.

a)………(b)………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

 

 

  1. About 72 percent of the surface (a)—-the earth is covered(b)—-water, but its distribution (c)—the land is not at even. The desert region has little or no water, but our country has been richly endowed (d)—water resources. Apart (e)—-heavy rainfall during the monsoon, we have one of the largest networks of rivers in the world.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

 

  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 of covetousness.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)……

 

 

  1. Yesterday a college student was run (a)—by a car. The student was crossing the road and walking (b)—Dhaka College. The passers-by and the students of Dhaka College rushed(c)—-the spot. The student was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The doctors and the nurses came (d)—to help the student. A medical board was formed headed(e)—Dr.Hasibur Rahman.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………….(e)

 

  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 always develop the habit (e)—writing a diary.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………….(e

 

  1. Man has an unquenchable thirst (a)—-knowledge.He never satisfied (b)—what he has known and seen.The curiosity to know,more coupled (c)——the indimitable spirit of adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry (d)——dangerous tasks.It eventually resulted (e)—–epoch making discoveries.

 

 

  1. Although a city life has many advantages, a city dweller sometimes get tired (a)—–it. He cannot attend the office and other places (b)—-time because (c)—–traffic jam. The air in the city is polluted (d)—–smoke and dust. Besides he is always easy (e)—–a lot of commitments.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

 

  1. Mr. Abdullah was very popular (a)—his students. The students had easy access (b)—his room. Wherever the students entered (c)—his room, they found him absorbed (d)—study. He was proficient (e)—English.

a)……………(b)………..(c)……………(d)……….(e)…………….

 

 

  1. Drug addiction means strong attraction (a)——harmful things like heroine, opium, marijuana, morphine, coaine, phensidyle. These drugs are taken by smoking or (b)——injection. The frequent taking of these drugs lead a man (c)—–death. So all concerned should create awareness (d)–, personal and family levels (e)——this dangerous impact of drug addiction.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………(d)……….(e)…………….

 

  1. Today man has been suffering (a)—various diseases. And there is not 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 long time.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)………

 

  1. It might have known (a)—-you that smoking is as if one is taking slow poison to die. It is very injurious (b)—health. A puff(c)—smoke contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure, loss of eye-sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous (d)—your health. Your teeth and fingers will be affected. You will also suffer (e)—lack of oxygen in your blood resulting in respiration troubles.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

  1. You will be happy to learn that I won the first prize(a)—-the speech competition held(b)—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 expanse of learning and knowledge.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Cordellia took leave (a)—-jealous sisters with tears in her eyes. She begged them to take good care(b)—-their father. But they said it was not necessary for her(c)—teach them their duty. She should look (d)—her husband welfare and not trouble(e)—-them.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e

  1. You know that smoking is not only a bad habit but also injurious (a)—-health. A puff (b)—cigarette contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure or loss of eye sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous(c)—your health. Your teeth and your fingers will be affected. You will suffer (d)—-lack of Oxygen in your blood resulting(e)—respiration troubles.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Noise is different (a)——–sound. It is harmful (b)——–our health. If some body exposes (c)——–noise exceeding 70 decibel, he is likely to suffer (d)—–hearing problem. This problem is acute (e)—–big cities.

a)…………(b)………..(c)…………(d)………………….(e)…………….

 

  1. I hope you are alright. What are you going to do(a)—the next autumn vacation. Please come to my place. I invite you to pass a few days(b)—me in my village. I hope you will have a jolly good time here. My village is(c)—the bank of a small river which is full (d)—the brim(e)—the rainy season.

a)………………(b)………..(c)…………(d)………….(e)……………

 

  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 because success is born(e)——Perseverence.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….                                                                     

 

 

 

 

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Nobody can prosper (a)—life without industry. You have to work hard either to earn money or to acquire knowledge. Those who are idle always lag (b)–.Those, who have achieved higher position (c)—the society are all industrious. Remember that industry is the key (d)—prosperity. (e)—industry none can prosper in life.

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   One should not run (a)—the money because those who are hanker (b)—money cannot enjoy mental peace. Sometimes, it may lead one (c)—some unexpected troubles. It so happens that greed for money brings (d)—many problems. So we should be contented (e)—what we have.

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Smoking is detrimental (a)—health. A saint does not hanker (b)—riches. Nazrul’s poems are instinct (c)—patriotic feelings. I was moved (d)—his sense of courtesy. Students should not play (e)—cards.

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A religious-minded man has firm faith (a)—Allah. He believes (b)—the sayings of the holy prophet. He believes that exists (c)—everything. He devotes himself (d)—religious activities more and more. He always abides (e)—the principles of Islam.

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A greedy man always longs (a)—money. True happiness consists (b)—contentment. My uncle abides (c)—London. The man burst (d)—laughing. Nurses should attend (e)—the patients.

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You will hardly find a person who has never smiled in life. Smiling is a happy expression (a)—our face. There is a close link (b)—smile and appearance. Therefore, men are (c)—the opinion that a smiling face never looks bad. However, medical science has beneficial (d)—the patients suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure. Smiling lessens the risk of heart attack even.

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Long long ago men knew (a)—no lands or people beyond their own because they did not find it easy o travel. Moreover, most of them were afraid of the unknown. But they were curious (b)—nature. They wanted to know (c)—other lands and people. So they undertook difficult and dangerous journeys (d)—land or sea. One of the greatest of these adventurous men was Marco polo who set ( e)—from Venice to China.

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Scientists have recently reported that the polar ice caps are melting. This is due (a)—a rise in atmospheric temperatures known as the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Accord (b)—Melvin Calvin, who won a Nobel Prize (c)—earlier research, that carbon-di-oxide is primarily responsible (d)—temperature rise in atmosphere. The carbon di-oxide is give (e)—when coal and oil are burnt.

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 This gas is accumulating (a)—the atmosphere and causing temperature (b)—rise. As a result, the ice covering the North and South Poles is melting and may eventually lead (c)—rise in sea-levels with could flood many area(d)—the world. Melting it may take years to control the rise (e)—sea levels.

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Six more unidentified bodies were recovered (a)—patuakhali yesterday raising the storm death toll (b)—97 while Bangladesh coastguard said they have give (c)—hope (d)—finding the missing Bangladesh Navy officer alive. Bangladesh coastguard announced (e)—a press conference yesterday that the have no hope of finding the missing officer.

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     I hope you are alright. What are you going to do(a)—the next autumn vacation. Please come to my place. I invite you to pass a few days(b)—me in my village. I hope you will have a jolly good time here. My village is(c)—the bank of a small river which is full (d)—the brim(e)—the rainy season.

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In my childhood I had a close relation (a)—the river Dhaleswari. It was then a river9b)—great importance. The village of m maternal grandfather was(c)—the bank on this river. When I had been there, I always bathed (d)—this river. Alas! I do not go there for long. Because all my maternal uncles have left the village home and moved(e)—town.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                    Rahim was falsely accused(a)—theft. So charges were brought (b)—him. Actually he had abhorrence(c)—theft. He could not understand how he was shown involved(d)—the theft. He never thought(e)—theft as he was accuse(f)—hard work. He knew that industry is the key(g)—success. However he appeared(h)—the court. He did not tremble(i)—fear because he had firm faith(j)—his honesty.
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   The moon is  very familiar figure(a)—all of us. She awakens a feeling(b)—love and tenderness in our heart. Even the infant stretches(c)—its hands to grasp this beautiful object. Nor is her appeal confined(d)—only children. Ever since the stirring of the poetic faculty in man, she has furnished a theme(e)—poets and artists.

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The Eiffel Tower was named(a)—Gustave Eifel. A Frenchman. He was born(b)—a prosperous family in 1832. he graduated(c)—the Central School of Engineering(d)—Paris and went to work(e)—a railway construction.

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 As soon as I reach the station(a)—. He is so lazy that(b)—. If you had asked money from me (c)—. He asked me if(d)—.Ten years passed since(e)—.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                  In the long run a sinner atones(a)—his sin because he knows that everyone will have to account(b)—God(c)—his/her deeds. So when a sinner becomes really repentant, he/she is seen devoted(d)—God. Sometimes he/she is seen absorbed(e)—deep meditation.
  2. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                 A poor man suffers(a)—many things. He is destitute (b)—wealth. He is deprived(c)—the basic needs. But he is contented(d)—what he has. He does not run(e)—wealth.
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After having finished our breakfast, we set(a)—getting things ready(b)—cooking lunch. When everything was ready, we set(c)—for sightseeing in three groups, each9d)—a teacher. The bearers were left to cook the meal and keep watch(e0—our things.

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    Today man has been suffering(a)—various diseases. And there is not 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 long time.

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Patriotism refers to love for one’s own country. It removes all sorts of meanness(a)—human mind and makes it broad. Patriotism inspires a man to shed the last drop of blood to defend the freedom of his country. A man(b)—this quality is no better than a beast. A true patriot is honored(c)—all. His only ai is to promote the welfare of his country and countrymen. He always remembers a wise saying” Mother and motherland are superior(d)—heaven. “There are some traitors who always try to destroy the glory of the country(e)—self interest.                                           

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A fire broke (a)—at Agrabad on Saturday last. The fire was caused (b)—an explosion in a factory. No sooner had the fire brigade been informed than several fire engines rushed(c)—the spot. The fire brigade succeeded (d)—extinguishing the fire. A local newspaper reported that some of people were injured(e)—the fire.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                The train ran at full speed. Now and then it crossed a bridge(a)—a river (b)—a chattering noise. As it was an express train, it touched only (c)—a few big station. At about noon when the train entered the Rajshahi district. I felt great joy seeing the sights(d)—either side of the line as I had not seen this before. After eight hours journey at last our train reached Rajshahi railway station at about 1 p.m. we got down from the train and went to my sister’s house(e)—taxi.
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In a society all men are not equally well-off. Some are rich and some are very poor. This is because(a)—in equal 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. They look down(e)—the poor. They think if the poor have riches they will lose their control over them. What strange ideal!

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Kushtia is called the capital of culture. It is also a place of scenic beauty(a)—delightful picnic spots. We shall go there(b)—a hired bus. It will start(c0—our school campus . we are going to start(d)—7.00a.m. we shall take all the necessaries(e)—us including a camera.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                   (a)—all her sincerity the nurse as attending(b)—the patient even knowing that her effort(c)—keeping the man alive might end(d)—smoke, as the doctors of the Board also thought the case as almost a cry(e)—the wilderness.
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     A pious man is absorbed(a)—meditation. He has firm faith in Allah. He abides(b)—the rules of religion. He clings(c)—his faith. He knows that man is accountable to Allah(d)—his action. So he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry(e)—anybody.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                   I have no interest(a)—music, but I am very much interested in English for I and quite good (b)—English. Yet at times I am fully absorbed(c)—music(d)—it is a matter of feelings. In the wide world(e)—communication, the knowledge(f)—English is a must. No one can keep aloof(g)—it. People all (h)—the world are more or less acquainted(i)—the language(j)—its grater diversity.
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He was debarred(a)—appearing at the examination. We should abide(b)—the orders of our teachers. The girl burst(c)—laughing. It is difficult to bear(e)—such insult. They are wonderful (d)—the digestion.

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      He was learning(a)—a pillar. We had a pleasant talk(b)—a cup of tea. His conduct is always (c)—suspicion. He said this(d)—oath. A loud cry was going forth from the people(e)—.

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     Many seminars, symposiums and conferences are being held(a)—the issue of dowry but there really is no change. There must be some erros(b)—the efforts of the civil society. Otherwise why there is not alleviation(c)—this problem? We raise our voice(d)—this evil practice. The educated people should be determined (e)—removing this from our society.

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Waste or rubbish is what we throw (a)—everyday. It includes everything (b)—unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. But we have to get rid(c)—our waste. We know that our garbage consists (d)—various kinds of things. In order (e)—reduce our waste, we may think of burning and recycling.

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He has been convicted (a)—smuggling. The man appeared (b)—the court. The city was beset(c)—various problems. Poverty is  an obstacle(d)—social reform. I was glad to make acquaintance (e)—him.

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The Empire state Building is located(a)—New York in the USA. It is must taller(b)—the Eiffel tower. It was 1250 feet tall during its inauguration by President Hoover Cleveland in 1931. then in 1951 a TV transmission tower was added(c)—radio and TV broadcasts. Thus the tower added another 222 feet (d)—its height and this brought to the total height of 1472 feet. The 102 storeyed Empire State Building remained the world’s  tallest skyscraper (e)—1971. But now it is challenged by some more high-rise buildings.

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In modern age postal Department gives invaluable service(a)—the public. Though the postman is petty worker, his service is great. Sometimes we count our hours and moments(b)—a letter(c)—come from our dear and near ones and whenever we see the postman, our heart dances with joy. If the  Postal Department is compared(d)—a body, the postman is blood(e)—that body.

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A religious minded man has firm faith(a)—Allah. He believes (b)—the saying of the Holy Prophet. He believes that Allah exists (c)—everything. He devotes himself (d)—religious activities more and more. He always abides (e)—the principles of Islam.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                   A teacher is an architect of a nation. He plays an important role in(a)—up  an educated nation. He (b)—the darkness of ignorance from the lot  of a nation. He is an actor while speaking. He has to (c)—his act according to the need of his listeners. He is able to (d)—the attention of his students. He(e)—motionless before his class. He also makes his lessons interesting.
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Rangamati is hilly town and it is the headquarters of Rangamati District. It is about 77 kilometers away (a)—Chittagong. It is connected (b)—Chittagong by a metalled road. The town in situated(c)—the western bank of Kaptai Lake. It has beautiful landscape and scenic beauty. It is famous(d)—it’s uncommon flora and fauna, home spun textiles bamboo hand bags, flower vases and silver jewellery. The hanging bridge (e)—katai Lake looks very beautiful and rowing in the lake is also very enjoyable.

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 Poverty was hindrance(a)—his success. 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. He succeeded in his attempt. For this he was thankful (e)—Allah.

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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 of covetousness.

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She is proud (a)—her wealth. But you not take pride (b)—your health or wealth. You should not be devoid(c)—common sense. Moreover, you should not laugh (d)—the poor and you should have zeal (e)—social work.

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    Man cannot prosper (a)—life (b)—industry. You have to work hard to gain knowledge. Those who have reached high position(c)—the society are all active. You should remember that industry is the key (d)—success. Without it we cannot reach the goal (e)—in life.

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Man has an unquenchable thirst (a)—knowledge. He is never satisfied (b)—what he has know and seen. The curiosity to know more, coupled(c)—the indomitable spirit (d)—adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry out dangerous tasks. It eventually resulted (e)—epoch-making discoveries.

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     The Beduin Knew not what to do. Blind with anger he took(a)—the same stone and thought it(b)—the old man. It hit him(c)—the head and killed him. Two sons of the old man caught the Beduin and brought him before king Norman for justice. The young Beduin was condemned (d)—death. The Beduin received his death sentence calmly. He however begged Norman to give him enough time just to settle(e)—his family affairs.

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I can’t agree(a)—your proposal. The police aimed(b)—the robber. He is absorbed(c)—studies. Mr. Bari was absent(d)—the meeting. A hero is not afraid(e)—anybody.

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You know that Joydevpur is a place of scenic beauty(a)—delightful picnic spots. We shall go(b)—a hired bus. It will start(c)—our house. we are gong to start(d)—7.00 a.m. We shall take all the necessaries(e)—us including a camera and a short gun.

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I hope you are going on well(a)—your studies. The boy takes(b)—his grandfather. The High court set(d)—the decision of the Lower court. My sister’s marriage ceremony comes(d)—Friday next. Your application is (e)—close consideration.

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    Mr. Rahman is a director in a project. He believes(a)—sincerity and punctuality. He is strict(b)—his subordinates. He wants everyone to abide(c0—the rules and regulations of the project, but he pays full attention(d)—their welfare. He offers them thanks if he is satisfied(e)—their job.

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The gentle breeze playing(a)—the tiny sails of little boats, adds(b)—the beauty of the atmosphere. The cowherds drive their called slowly. Homewards and the weary cultivator casts his last look(c)—his fields before returning him. Flocks of birds make their way to nests.(d)—short, everyone, feeling merry and contented after the day’s work, retires(e)—the retiring sun.

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E-mail has brought(a)—a revolution in modern communication. Messages can be transmitted from one country to another(b)—seconds. It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade and commerce has become greatly dependent(c)—this speedy mode of communication. It has , however, not reached everyone, especially in developing countries lime ours, as most people cannot afford(d)—have a personal computer. But here people have started sin commercially operated e-mail facilities (e)—important purposes.

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Newspaper is the people’s parliament. The newspaper plays a vital role(a)—modern civilization. We must have the habit(b)—reading the newspaper daily. It helps us in acquiring general knowledge which is essential(c)—our education. Nobody can keep contact(d)—the ourside world without reading the newspaper. Being ignorant (e)—the current topics, he cannot take pat in the talks and discussions in a enlightened society.

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The village I live(a)—as faced(b)—arsenic poisoning because the water(c)—the tube wells is arsenic affected. Most(d)—the people are illiterate and live(e)—poverty line.

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     The Olympic games were named(a)—the town of Olympia in Greece. It was in Olympia that the games were first held long(b)—the Christian era begin. In those days Greece was divided(c)—many cities and men of different cities used to fight one another most of the time. A man named Iphitos became concerned(d)—with such wasteful strife’s. he hit (e)—plan.

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 Once Seikh Saddi started (a)—the capital(b)—the invitation(c)—the emperor. He had plain clothes on. He knew  that it is not his cloths that makes a man great, but what makes great is his quality. So, he had not hesitation (d)—going to the royal court(e)—rich clothes on.

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In the long run a sinner atones (a)—his sin because he knows that everyone will have to account (b)—God(c)—his/her deeds. So when a sinner becomes really repentant he/she/ is seen devoted (d)—God. Sometimes he/she is seen absorbed(e)—deep meditation.

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  A good student is found (a)—books. He adheres (b)—his studies. He always tries to cut a brilliant figure(c)—the examination. He never deviates (d)—his duties because success depends(e)—hard work.

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The most important thing (a)—a citizen is simply to be a good man. He must try to be honest. Jus and merciful (b)—his private life. This is his primary duty. The reason should not be difficult(c)—understand. The well-being (d)—a state of city ultimately depends(e)—the moral character of its citizen.

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Wandering (a)—hills and valleys. Words Worth was delighted to see host (b)— golden flowers called daffodils. The daffodils, stretching (c)—a lake were comparable (d)—the stars in the Milky way. Dancing was hiding there.

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Iphitos hit(a)—a plan. He invited the best athletes(b)—the nearby cities to the valley of Olympia to take part(c)—athletic contest. Iphitos’s plan worked well. For a time, the Greek warriors instead (d)—fighting their neighbors, tried to out do their rivals(e)—friendly games and sports.

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 One day (a)—King was lying in (b)—fort. He cast his eyes on(c)—wall and was(d)—spider. It was climbing up (e)—wall. It was trying to reach(f)—roof. but it fell down from(g)—smooth wall. Yet it did not give up its attempts. It tried again and again on(h)—eighth attempt it such ceded.(i)—king took(j)—lesson from spider.

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Buckingham Palace is a magnificent building. It was first built(a)—1703.there are 600 rooms in the palace. It is the official home of the English Queen. About 700 people work here and seven people look(b)—her. The Queen has eight or nine dogs and they  sleep in their own bedroom(c)—the Queen bedroom. The Prime Minister meets her (d)–. Tuesday and they talk(e)—the world news.

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I am certain(a)—my success. Our country is beset(b0—some major problems. Hey are covetous(c)—money. The boy is charged(d)—theft. I am not desirous(e)—fame.              

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(a)—morning is good for all. It is (b)—simple exercise and good for health and(c)—mentality. In the morning(d)—air is fresh and free from any kind of noise and pollution. This pure (e)—makes an active effect on (f)—walker’s health and mind. When(g)—man enjoy(h)—beauties and solemnity of(i)—nature in(j)—morning.

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In the long run a sinner atones (a)—his sin because he knows that everyone will have to account(b)—God(c)—his deeds. So when a sinner becomes really repentant, he is seen devoted (d)—God,. Something he is seen absorbed (e)—deep meditation.

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Normally parents wink (a)—their sons fault. They are so blind (b)—their son’s fault that they are like people who are blind(c)—eyes. As a result, many boys are seen indulged (d)—evil deeds. This brings(e)—their ruin.

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In order to get relief(a)—his sorrow or mental agony, man makes friendship (b)—friends has life seems to be dull and monotonous. But all friends are not true and sincere. Some make friendship(c)—achieving their personal interest (d)—the guise of friends. they are called summer friends. a true friend will stand(e)—you in your misfortune.

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Baishakhi Mela is a great attraction(a)—a village. People, especially children, get up very early(b)—the morning and get ready to go to the fair. Various kinds or toys, foods, showpieces, ornament etc. are sold(c)—a fair, Children are usually fond(d)—toys. Girls are interested (e)—ornaments and showpieces.

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I feel(a)—crying. His father died(b)—two month. Fifty students passed(c)—seventy. No man is(d)—criticism. He fell(e)—me.

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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 does not fall a victim(d)—any greed. He has no ambition (e)—worldly things.

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Normally parents wink (a)—their sons fault. They are so blind (b)—their son’s fault that they are like people who are blind(c)—eyes. As a result, many boys are seen indulged(d)—evil deeds. This brings (e)—their ruin

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Freedom is a birth right (a)—every human being. Similarly every nation has the right(b)—be independent. No nation can prosper(c)—independence. Independence gives proper scope (d)—the development of a nation. Struggle for independence has been going on(e)—many countries of the world.

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Many people commit sins, either knowingly or unknowingly. In the long run a sinner atones(a)—his sin because he knows that everyone is accountable(b)—God(c)—his deeds. So, when a sinner becomes really penitent, he is seen devoted(d)—God. sometimes he is seen absorbed(e)—deep meditation.

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The authority of a school advertised for the post of an English teacher. Mr. Habib 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.

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Plants and trees are important element(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 24/of the total land area of a country should be forests.

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A fire broken (a)—at Agrabad on Saturday last. The fire was caused (b)—as explosion in a factory. As soon as the fire bridge was informed. Several fire engines rushed(c)—the spot. The fire brigade succeeded (d)—extinguishi8ng the fire. A local newspaper reported the some people were injured(e)—the fire.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks. 1×5=5

I reached him safely(a)—that day. there was no trouble(b)—my way home. I am very glad to tell you that I can’t forget the sweet memory of my short stay(c)—your village home. Your parents are very solicitous and affectionate (d)—me. Your sisters left no stone unturned (e)—comforts. I felt quite(f)—home while I was amidst you. I can’t forget the recollection of those days I was(g)—you. the sweet memory of my short stay will remain ever fresh(h)—my mind(i)all time to come. I convey my heartfelt thanks (j)—you all for your friendly hospitality imparted.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                            

Anger is one (a)—the six passions. It is harmful(b)—any man’s life. So none should be angry(c)—anybody (d)—anything. Anger makes a man similar (e)—animals.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks. 1×5=5

Mr. Sohel was accused(a)—theft . the news appeared(b)—some papers. He was ashamed(c)—the news. He appeared (d)—the judicial committee. It appeared (e)—the committee that he was innocent.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

Rafiq wrote to his mother that his examination was(a)—and his school was closed(b)—fifteen days for summer vacation. Then his friends made a study tour(c)—Chittagong. Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar. Thirty students (d)—his class accompanied him(e)—this study tour.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                               

If you come, you will be able to get a fair idea(a)—our village life. You know, summer is the season of fruits. Our village is famous for various fruits. Specially jackfruits, blackberries etc. coconut  is available all the year round. Our village stands(b)—the river Bishkhali. So, the climate of our village is healthy. You can walk(c)—the morning and evening by the riverside. Ours is mainly an agricultural village. Our  field are full (d)—green vegetables and crops. You will find  pleasure(e)—swimming in our beautiful river.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                           

Our school is housed (a)—six pucca buildings. The Headmaster is a good administrator. He is popular(b)—the teachers and students. The other teachers are also popular and helpful(c)—the students. The other teachers are also popular and helpful(c)—the students. They do not hanker(d)—money but fame. We feel proud(e)—them.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                               

Bangladesh is already(a)—international distress call list as list as a country vulnerable(b)—frequent natural disasters. Annual visitations(c)—cyclones and floods are routine. But nevertheless sudden and fatal in their rage., the yearly damages they leave(d)—are enormous. The poetic statement that we in Bangladesh live(e)—fighting the tiger is certainly true if the allegory covers the big cats of stormy wind and swelling waters as well.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                        

I’m now working in a hospital as a nurse. I started working(a)—the first of July . my salary isn’t go good. But I don’t  care(b)—money. To me, the work in important thing. However. It’s very hard work looking(c)—the patients. I am suffering from backache(d)—the moment., but please don’t worry about me. I’m taking medicine. I just by to forget all the problems and concentrate(e)—the job.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                          

Normally parents wink(a)—their sons fault. They are so blind(b)—their son’s fault that they are like the people who are blind(c)—eyes. As a result many house are seen indulged(d)—evil deeds. This brings(e)—their ruin.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                             

He sat (a)—the fire with me, with no other light, and told me of their two days together. The dog lay close (b)—him and found a comfort there that I did not think (c)—him. And it seemed to me that being with dog, and caring (d)—him, had brought the boy and me, too, together, so that he felt that he belonged (e)—me as well as to the animal.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                

The committee consists (a)—five members. We should not hanket (b)—money. He insisted (c)—my going. He looks (d)—his old parents. He died (e)—an accident.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                   

You will hardly find a person who has never smiled in Life. Smiling is a happy expression (a)—our face. There is a close link (b)—smile and appearance. Therefore, men are (c)—the opinion that a smiling face never looks bad. However, medical science has found (d)—that smiling is good for our mental health. Doctors view that smiling is more beneficial (e)—the patients suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure smilinglessness the risk of heart attack even.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                         

It was middle (a)—June when our school was closed. I received a letter from one (b)—my friends who lives (c)—Chittagong. He invited me (d)—attend the marriage ceremony (e)—his elder sister. I asked my parent’s permission and they gladly accepted it.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                   

There are useful to man (a)—three very important ways. They provide him (b)—wood and other products. It bears a great impact (c)—climate. If we destroy trees at random, one day the country will turn (d)—a great desert. Trees save us (e)—flood and many natural calamities.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

Students should abide (a)—their teacher’s advice. He deals (b)—rice. My father prevented (c)—from going to cinema. They are ready (d)—do anything for the country. He is qualified (e)—the post.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                           

The mother cuckoo does not trouble to build a nest (a)—herself. Instead she leaves an egg (b)—the well-made nest of a hedge sparrow or some other small bid. Then (c)—she flies and a day or two later. She leaves another egg (d)—some other bird’s nest. She may lay as many as eight eggs, all (e)—them in different nests

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  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

Mr. Abdullah was very popular (a)—his students. The students had easy access (b)—his room. Wherever the students entered (c)—his room, they found him absorbed (d)—study. He was proficient (e)—English.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                                                  

Yet he wanted to be more skilled (f)—English. He was very conscious (g)—his duties and responsibilities. He took pride (h)—his profession. 18.He never hankered (i)—wealth. He was worthy (j)—everybody’s praise.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

The proposal is (a)—consideration. It has been raining (b)—morning. Yesterday I was attacked (c)—some miscreants. My brother has been practicing medicine (d)—last summer. Rina has bought a per, a book and a ruler (e)—these, she wants a pencil.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

You have mentioned that you are(a)—a fix(b)—this matter. I am also facing the same problem. But I have decided to get myself admitted(c)—the ideal School & College. Motijheel as it is not far(d)—my house and the standard(e)—education and other facilities are satisfactory.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                 

Man has an unquenchable thirst(a)—knowledge. He is never satisfied with what he has known and seen. The curiosity to know more, coupled(b)—the indomitable spirit(c)—adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry(d)—dangerous tasks. It is eventually resulted(e)—epock-making discoveries.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

Water is an important element(a)—the human enviroment. It is essential(b)—human and plant life. It is next(c)—air. What can be polluted(d)—many ways. Farmers used chemical fertilizer and insecticide in their fields to grow more food. The rain and floods wash(e)—some of the chemicals.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.

All know that smoking is injurious(a)—the health. But those who smoke do not abstain(b)—smoking. They are not careful(c)—their health. Finally they fall (d)—many diseases. It is hoped that smokers will give(e)—smoking.

  1. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                        After having finished our breakfast, we set(a)—getting things 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.
  2. Put in suitable preposition in the blanks.                                                                                                 He was learning(a)—pillar. We had a pleasant talk(b)—a cup of tea. His conduct is always(c)—suspicion. He said this(d)—oath. A loud cry was going forth from the people(e)—.

 

Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

  1. A good boy gets up early in the morning. He does everything in accordance (a)—–his daily routine. He does not get (b)——school late. He starts for his school (c)—–time. He does not pick (d)—–quarrel with anybody. He keeps good terms (e)—–all.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  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 because success depends (e)——hard work.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)                                             

  1. A pious man is absorbed (a)——meditation. He has firm faith in the Almighty. He abides (b)—–the rules of religion. He clings (c)——his faith. He knows that man is accountable to the Almighty Allah (d)—-his action. So, he leads his life according to religion. He is not angry (e)—-anybody.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. A poor man suffers (a)—many things. He is destitute (b)—wealth. He is deprived(c)—the basic needs. But he is contented (d)—what he has. He does not run(e)—wealth.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. A religious minded man has firm faith (a)——Allah. He believes (b)—-the saying of the Holy Prophet. He believes that Allah exists (c)—-everything. He devotes himself (d)——religious activities more and more. He always abides (e)——-the Principles of Islam.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. All know that smoking is injurious (a)—the health. But those who smoke do not abstain (b)—smoking. They are not careful(c)—their health. Finally they fall (d)—many diseases. It is hoped that smokers will give (e)—smoking.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Although a city life has many advantages, a city dweller sometimes get tired (a)—–it. He cannot attend the office and other places (b)—-time because (c)—–traffic jam. The air in the city is polluted (d)—–smoke and dust. Besides he is always easy (e)—–a lot of commitments.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. 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 does not fall a victim (d)—any greed. He has no ambition (e)—worldly things.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Anger is one (a)—the six passions. It is harmful (b)—any man’s life. So none should be angry(c)—anybody (d)—anything. Anger makes a man similar(e)—animals.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Death is inevitable (a)….everyone who has come (b)…….this world. Some die (c)….noble cause and others may die (d)………unnatural cause.But before our death we should strive (e) …success.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Drug addiction means strong attraction (a)——harmful things like heroine, opium, marijuana, morphine, coaine, phensidyle. These drugs are taken by smoking or (b)——injection. The frequent taking of these drugs lead a man (c)—–death. So all concerned should create awareness (d)–, personal and family levels (e)——this dangerous impact of drug addiction.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Today man has been suffering (a)—various diseases. And there is not 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 long time.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

 

  1. E-mail has brought (a)—a revolution in modern communication. Messages can be transmitted from one country to another (b)—seconds. It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade and commerce has become greatly dependent(c)—this speedy mode of communication. It has, however, not reached everyone, especially in developing countries lime ours, as most people cannot afford (d)—have a personal computer. But here people have started sin commercially operated e-mail facilities (e)—important purposes.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  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 of covetousness.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Freedom is a birth right (a)—every human being. Similarly every nation has the right (b)—be independent. No nation can prosper(c)—independence. Independence gives proper scope (d)—the development of a nation. Struggle for independence has been going on (e)—many countries of the world.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Good students are always aware (a)…..their lessons.(b)……the beginning they prepare their lessons regularly. Unfortunately, now a days most (c)….the students are callous (d)……..their lessons and depend (e)…..their private tutors.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  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 for money. We all should be contented (e)….what we have.
  2. I hope you are alright. What are you going to do(a)—the next autumn vacation. Please come to my place. I invite you to pass a few days(b)—me in my village. I hope you will have a jolly good time here. My village is(c)—the bank of a small river which is full (d)—the brim(e)—the rainy season.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)……………

  1. Man abides (a)——–society. So he has to abide (b)—-social rules. He can not do anything according (c)—–his sweet will. He is show respect (d)—–others life and property. He cannot go (e)—-social rules, he cannot go indifferent (f)—-others interest. He is to take others matters (g)—-account. Since he takes others help, he has to depend (h)——if he stands (i)—-others. Allah will abide (j)—-him.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Man cannot prosper (a)—life (b)—industry. You have to work hard to gain knowledge. Those who have reached high position(c)—the society are all active. You should remember that industry is the key (d)—success. Without it we cannot reach the goal(e)—in life.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Man has an unquenchable thirst (a)—knowledge. He is never satisfied(b)—what he has know and seen. The curiosity to know more, coupled(c)—the indomitable spirit(d)—adventure has inspired him to undertake and carry out dangerous tasks. It eventually resulted(e)—epoch-making discoveries.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Man has an unquenchable thirst (a)—knowledge. He is never satisfied(b)—what he has know and seen.For this,he sets out (c)—travelling.But it needs a lot of money and patience.The people of developed countries are fit (d)—it.So,they are capable (e)—-earning practical knowledge.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Man has no escape (a)…..death. Sooner or later, he must die. In other word , he is subject (b)…death. There is medicine in the world which can prevent a man (c)….dying. Yet men attempt (d)….escape death time being. Actually death is inevitable and unavoidable. Man is (e)….no way, free from death. He must have to drink the water of drink.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Man is the noblest creation (a)———-the Almighty Allah who has sent us (b)——-this lovely globe for discharging our duties. We ought to try our level best (c)———-the betterment and development (d)———humanity. We must to be loyal to the creator and abide (e)——–His commandment.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Many people commit sins, either knowingly or unknowingly. In the long run a sinner atones(a)—his sin because he knows that everyone is accountable(b)—God(c)—his deeds. So, when a sinner becomes really penitent, he is seen devoted(d)—God. sometimes he is seen absorbed(e)—deep meditation.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Mr. Abdullah was very popular (a)—his students. The students had easy access (b)—his room. Wherever the students entered (c)—his room, they found him absorbed (d)—study. He was proficient (e)—English.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Newspaper is the people’s parliament. The newspaper plays a vital role (a)—modern civilization. We must have the habit (b)—reading the newspaper daily. It helps us in acquiring general knowledge which is essential(c)—our education. Nobody can keep contact (d)—the outside world without reading the newspaper. Being ignorant (e)—the current topics, he cannot take pat in the talks and discussions in a enlightened society.

 a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

 

 

 

  1. Noise is different (a)——–sound. It is harmful (b)——–our health. If some body exposes (c)——–noise exceeding 70 decibel, he is likely to suffer (d)—–hearing problem. This problem is acute (e)—–big cities.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Normally parents wink (a)—their sons fault. They are so blind (b)—their son’s fault that they are like people who are blind(c)—eyes. As a result, many boys are seen indulged(d)—evil deeds. This brings (e)—their ruin.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. One should not run (a)—the money because those who are hanker (b)—money cannot enjoy mental peace. Sometimes, it may lead one (c)—some unexpected troubles. It so happens that greed for money brings (d)—many problems. So we should be contented (e)—what we have.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Poverty was hindrance (a)—his success. 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. He succeeded in his attempt. For this he was thankful (e)—Allah.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Secret of any success in life lies (a)….making the best use of time. One who does not care (b)……time invites misery to his life. Lots of sufferings await him(c)….the long run. A student who does not realize the value of time can’t do any good results in examinations. In the story ‘Hare and tortoise ‘we can learn the importance of time. We should take lessons (d)….the story and follow it in all our daily activities (e)…..achieving success.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

 

 

  1. The 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 language (d)….Pakistan. But the blood was not in vain. In 1956,the first constitution (e)…..Pakistan recognized this demand.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. The Eiffel Tower was named (a)—Gustave Eifel. A Frenchman. He was born(b)—a prosperous family in 1832. he graduated(c)—the Central School of Engineering(d)—Paris and went to work(e)—a railway construction company.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

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

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

  1. Charity is a virtue that elevates human nature. A person should be endowed (a)—this virtue. It leads people to think favourably (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 of self-sacrifice(e)—which society cannot exist.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Every year many students in our country do bad in the SSC examination because they fail (a)-English. Why do they fail in English? Firstly, they suffer (b)—-foreign language phobia. Secondly, they learn English in order (e)—cross the stairs of examination. Thirdly, our teachers cannot make the lessons interesting(d)—the students. Finally, perhaps our syllabus is not designed considering the needs (e)—our students. We must come out of this situation.

 

  1. A good student is never indifferent (a)—his study. He knows well that success lies(b)—-hard work. So he is always absorbed (c)—deep studies. Nothing can prevent him (d)—working hard. His hard work and sincerity result (e)—ultimate success.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Yesterday a college student was run (a)—by a car. The student was crossing the road and walking (b)—Dhaka College. The passers-by and the students of Dhaka College rushed(c)—-the spot. The student was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The doctors and the nurses came (d)—to help the student. A medical board was formed headed(e)—Dr.Hasibur Rahman.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  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 always develop the habit (e)—writing a diary.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e

  1. The result of honesty is (a)—description. It results (b)—peace. On the other hand, misery results(c)—vice. So we should abstain (d)—-evil deeds. They bring (e)—ruin.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. It might have known (a)—-you that smoking is as if one is taking slow poison to die. It is very injurious (b)—health. A puff(c)—smoke contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure, loss of eye-sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous (d)—your health. Your teeth and fingers will be affected. You will also suffer (e)—lack of oxygen in your blood resulting in respiration troubles.
  2. About 72 percent of the surface (a)—-the earth is covered(b)—-water, but its distribution (c)—the land is not at even. The desert region has little or no water, but our country has been richly endowed (d)—water resources. Apart (e)—-heavy rainfall during the monsoon, we have one of the largest networks of rivers in the world.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. You know that smoking is not only a bad habit but also injurious (a)—-health. A puff (b)—cigarette contains millions of particles which may cause cancer, blood pressure or loss of eye sight. Nicotine in tobacco is very dangerous(c)—your health. Your teeth and your fingers will be affected. You will suffer (d)—-lack of Oxygen in your blood resulting(e)—respiration troubles.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. You will be happy to learn that I won the first prize(a)—-the speech competition held(b)—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 expanse of learning and knowledge.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e)

  1. Cordellia took leave (a)—-jealous sisters with tears in her eyes. She begged them to take good care(b)—-their father. But they said it was not necessary for her(c)—teach them their duty. She should look (d)—her husband welfare and not trouble(e)—-them.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)……………(d)………………….(e

  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 strifes.He hit(e)—a plan to set up peace in the country.His plan worked well.

a)………………(b)……………..(c)…………………(d)………………….(e)…………….

Preposition

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

Set-1:

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.

Set-2:

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.

Set-3:

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.

Set-4:

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.

Set-5:

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.

Set-6:

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.

Set-7:

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.

Set-8:

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.

Set-9:

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.

 

Set-10:

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.

Set-12:

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

 Set-13:

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

 Set-14:

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

Set-15:

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

Set-16:

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

Set-17:

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.

Set-18:

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.

 Set-19:

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.

 Set-20:

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.

 Set-21:

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.

 Set-22:

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.

Set-23:

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.

Set-24:

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

Set-25:

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.

Set-26:

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.

Set-27:

out—with—beyond—of—in—To—for

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.

Set-28:

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.

Set-29:

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.

Set-30: 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.

 Set-31: 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.

 Set-32: 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.

 Set-33: 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.

 Set-34: 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.

Set-35: 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.

Set-36: 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.

Set-37: 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.

 

Set-38: 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.

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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.

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

Question no-1:

to—round—from—away—down—from

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:

for—on—to—from—in—to

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:

with—upon—about—about—by—with

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:

in—to—out—for—from—to

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:

with—in—up—down—up—in

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:

of—by—in—to—between—to

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:

from—off—to—from—for—to

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:

on—In—to—of—to—in

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:

 on—of—in—to—by—in

 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:

 against—to—behind—from—in—to

 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:

 after—to—from—in—to—in

 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:

 in—to—of—in—over—to

 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:

 out—about—for—with—on—in

 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:

 for—with—upon—in—by—In

 (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:

with—for—to—with—out—of

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:

in—on—with—in—out—In

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:

in—of—with—for—of—in

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:

for—in—for—to—for—to

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:

for—of—on—with—from—of

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:

in—of—on—from—in—upon

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:

to—at—off—for—against—to

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:

for—in—from—to—for—to

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:

in—at—up—to—in—for

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:

of—to—beside—past—in—on

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:

of—for—with—on—through —beyond—at

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:

up—with—in—after—for—of

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:

in—to—with—after—at—to

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:

of—with—behind—in—of—into

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:

for—into—of—with—for—with

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:

in—over—at—with—to—for

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:

out—of—with—to—into—of

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:

from—with—on—in—down—with

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:

up—from—to—by—for—to

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:

of withabout onatin

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:

onbeyondduringwithininthrough (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:

onoffrominonwith

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:

towithtowithwithto

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:

to –at–upon–from –of–for–with

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:

byg–in–for–to–at–up–with–into

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 —with–of–on–out

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:

to–of–from–in–By–up–out–on

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–about–with–against

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:

for–from–with–to–in–

over–after–above

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:

to–of–from–in–out–by–for–up

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:

ing_on_with_from_into_of_over_off

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:

with_about_of _up_to_from_into_out

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:

by_to_up_of_without_on_with_in

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:

at_to_by_with_in_from_for_on

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:

on_in_to_of_for_into_against_with

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:

up_with_over_to_in_of_into_under

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:

in_to_of_for_without_by_up_off

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:

 on—out—with—to—of—for—by—behind

 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:

 from—by—in—to—of—on—for—with

 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:

 of—to—in—over—with—on—without—for

 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:

 about—on—in—of—over—around—with—under

 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:

 of—with—about—to—from—in—at—on

 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:

in—of—from—through—after—on—over—into

 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.

 

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

1. Mr. Shahid is a social worker. He is zealous (a) — social work. He delights (b) — social activities. For this he has to depend (c) — others. But this does not mean that he yields (d) — any illegal demand. Though he is dependent on others, he does not expect any financial help (e) — them.

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

2. The collapse of the Rana Plaza building on April 24, 2013 resulted in the deaths of 1,133 people and injury of (a) — 2,500. Women made up (b) — 80% of the death and injured. Many are still suffering from the disaster four months later and some of the women survivors are close (c) — destitution. Little financial relief is available and most can not find work. Some have been abandoned (d) — their husbands, families and with their own family are too poor (e) — support them.

Ans.: (a) about (b) almost (c) to (d) by (e) to.

3. Man has an unquenchable thirst (a) — knowledge. He is never satisfied (b) — what he has known and seen. For this, he sets (c) — for traveling. But it needs a lot of money and practice. The people of the developed countries are fit (d) — it. So, they are capable (e) — earning practical knowledge.

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

4. Population growth belongs (a) — one of the major cause’s responsible (b) — environmental degradation. Although the growth rate in the world has (c) — some extent slowed (d) —, still it adds (e) — 77 million human beings to the world population.

Ans.: (a) to (b) for (c) to (d) down (e) about

5.The grateful mind is constantly fixed (a) — the best. Faith is born (b) — gratitude. The reaction (c) — gratitude (d) — one’s own mind produces faith. Every outgoing wave of grateful thanks giving increases faith. The person who has no feeling (e) — gratitude cannot long retain a living faith.

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

6. It was late night when I started walking (a) — my home. While I was walking (b) — the roads it looked (c) — as unknown Chittagong. Some dogs were laying idly (d) — the footpath. There was no busy traffic as it is found (e) — the day time. I stopped beside the neighboring park and took a long breath.

Ans.: (a) for (b) along (c) like (d) on (e) during

7. You insisted (a) — my early return but my return was be lated due (b) — fog. It was Monday noon when I reached the cabin. The dog had been cared (c) — that morning. I was worried about the dog. But I was sure (d) — the fact that you would look (e) — the dog fairly well.

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

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

8.Speech is the most advanced form (a) — communication. But there are many ways of communicating (b) — using speech. Signals, signs and symbols may be found (c) — every known culture. The basic function (d) — a signal is to impinge (e) — the environment in such a way that it attracts attention.

 Ans.: (a) of (b) without (c) in (d) of (e) upon.

 9. It is not long age that Hilsha fishes were abounded (a) — our rivers. Specially the Padma was abounded (b) — Hilsha fishes. The rise in temperature is adverse (c) — the growth of fish population. This has resulted in the death of Hilsha fish in our country. Common people cannot keep it (d) — the menu even (e) — special occasion.

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

 10. Child labour is a major challenge (a) — our times. It is massive (b) — scale and fatal (c) — consequence. It is an insult (d) — human dignity and waste of human capital. It is the most obvious source (e) — child exploitation around the world today.

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

11. Man is a social being. He should always be sincere (a) — his duties. He must sacrifice (b) — others to attain dignity. He has to live (c) — others as a social being. He should not be proud of his high position in the society. As a member (d) — wisdom, he should not hanker (e) — wealth and power.

Ans.: (a) to (b) for (c) with (d) of (e) after

12.

Do only one thing (a) — a time. If you try to do two things at once you will be able to do neither. If a hunter pursues two hares, he is sure (b) — miss both. You must therefore concentrate (c) — one thing or the other. If you have several bits (d) — work to do, finish one and then proceed (e) — the other. You cannot succeed if you attempt to do more than one job at the same time.

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

13.

Hamlet is a famous tragic drama written (a) — William Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist of English literature. As Fahim is very much fond of studying the various aspects (b) — human mind, he considers this book his favourite. This book is an exposition of the conflict of human mind. It deals (c) — human psychology. It has the real appeal (d) — the readers. The readers can’t but ponder (e) — how the plots of the books express the inner mental state of Hamlet and other characters in a skilful way.

Ans.: (a) by (b) of (c) with (d) to (e) over/on

 

 


Set-1
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-1: (a) in (b) about (c) on (d) of (e) among.

Set-2n
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-2: (a) from (b) to (c) for (d) at (e) on.

Set-3n
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-3: (a) of (b) to (c) by (d) by/through (e) for.

Set-4n
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.

Set-5
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.’
Yours sincerely, Maliha
Answer : Set-5: (a) of (b) in/of (c) of (d) away (e) in.
Set-6
n
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.
Set-7
n
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.
Answer : Set-7: (a) in (b) on (c) in (d) in (e) from.
Set-8
n
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.
Answer : Set-8: (a) about (b) from (c) of (d) without (e) for/to.

Set-9
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.
Answer :
Set-9 : (a) for (b) on (c) with (d) to (e) with.
Set-10
n
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’s high time we gave (e) — the habit of covetousness.
Answer :
Set-10: (a) for (b) after (c) with (d) in (e) up.
Set-11
n
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.
Answer :
Set-11: (a) on (b) to (c) by (d) from (e) to.
Set-12
n
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.
Answer :
Set-12: (a) at/in (b) for (c) without (d) to (e) within/after/in.
Set-13
n
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.
Answer :
Set-13: (a) in (b) of (c) to/towards (d) for (e) from.
Set-31
n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-32n
Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition. 5
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.

Set-33n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-34n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-35n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-36n
Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-27
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
You must have come across the name of Leo 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.

Set-28n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-29n
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 5
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.

Set-30n
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 5
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.

 

Set-23
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
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.

Set-24n
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 5
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.

Set-25n
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions. 5
out—with—beyond—of—in—to—for
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.

Set-26n
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. 5
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.

 

Set-19
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

Set-20n
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

Set-21n
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 programges. 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

Set-22n
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 annual 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

Set-14
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. Set-14: (a) through (b) with (c) on (d) at (e) to/with.
Set-15
n
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. Set-15: (a) on (b) at/to/towards (c) by (d) up (e) for/to.
Set-16
n
Dear Rimi,
You know, the world we live (a) — is full (b) — different things. There are many things (e) — 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. Set-16: (a) in (b) of (c) around (d) up (e) into.
Set-17n

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. Set-17: (a) of (b) of (c) of (d) about (e) with/for
Set-18n
Dear Runu,
How are you? Well, I hope you’re OK. And working hard, as usual. Can I ask (a) — a favor? 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. Set-18: (a) for (b) for (c) up (d) up (e) to.

 

 

 

nPrepositions

Set-31 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
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

Set-32 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
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

Set-33 :
Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
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

Set-34 :
Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
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

Set-35 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions.
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

Set-36 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions.
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

Set-37 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions.
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

Set-38 :
Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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.

 

Set-26 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
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

Set-27 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions.
out—with—beyond—of—in—To—for
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
Set-28 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.
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

Set-29 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions.
You must have come across the name of Leo 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

Set-30 :
Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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.

Set-23
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

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

Set-24
Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:
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 honorable 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

Set-25
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:
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.

 

et-19 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions: 5
Population growth is one (a) — the causes (b) — the worlds environmental problems. Although the growth rate (c) — the worlds 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

Set-20 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: 5
Dear Runu,
How are you? Well, I hope you’re OK. And working hard, asusual. 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
Set-21:
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: 5
It was the middle (a) — April. The afternoon sun shone brightly (b) — the village Rave lope. 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
Set-22:
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: 5
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.

 

 

Set-15 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions :
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
Set-16 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions :
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
Set-17 :
Fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions :
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
Set-18 :
Read the following letter and fill in the gaps with appropriate prepositions :
Dear Rimi,
You know, the world we live (a) — is full (b) — different things. There are many things (e) — 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.

 

Set-11 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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

Set-12 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:
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

Set-13 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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

Set-14 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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

 

 

Set-9 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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.
Answer: Set-9 : (a) for (b) on (c) with (d) to (e) with.

Set-10 :
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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’s high time we gave (e)—the habit of covetousness.
Answer: Set-10 : (a) for (b) after (c) with (d) in (e) up.

 

 

Set-6:
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. 5
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
Set-7:
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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.
Answer : Set-7 : (a) in (b) on (c) in (d) in (e) from
Set-8:
Read the following letter and fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
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.
Answer : Set-8 : (a) about (b) from (c) of (d) without (e) for/to.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition

  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.
    Answers : (a) in; (b) to; (c) in; (d) to; (e) up; (f) for.
    2. 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.
    Answers : (a) after; (b) in; (c). from; (d) of; (e) in; (f) for.
    3. 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.
    Answers : (a) to; (b) in; (c) So; (d) in; (e) from; (f) in.
    4. 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.
    Answers : a) with; (b) about; (c) from; (d) to; (e) of; (f) without.
    5. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) with; (c) for; (d) of; (e) for; (f) of.
    6. 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.
    Answers : (a) for; (b) after; (c) with; (d) in; (e) up; (f) of.
    7. 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.
    Answers : a) of; (b) in; (c) in; (d) in; (e) always; (f) of
    8.     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.
    Answers : (a) over; (b) towards; (c) on; (d) to; (e) forward-, by.
    9. (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.
    Answers : (a) Although; (b) of; (c) in; (d) of; (e) by; (f) with.

Preposition

# Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5

Set-1
The main duty (a) — the students is to study and earn knowledge to make themselves eligible (b) — future leadership. But (c) — Bangladesh present situation is far (d) — the ideal one. Students are now involved (e) — politics. Although they are few in number they control the overall environment of the educational institutions. Other than academic routine, students can contribute to building the society as a happy abode. Students can offer some social services (f) — community. Most (g) — the people of our country are literate. Students can open night schools to teach the illiterate people. Female students can teach the uneducated women how to keep their house neat and clean, how to bring (h) — children and look (i) — their health. They can also teach general people (j) — the basic rules of health and environment. During floods and cyclones and famines, they can raise funds, rescue people, feed the hungry, nurse the sick and clothe the naked. All these will help us build nation well in future.
Ans:
(a) of (b) for (c) in (d) from (e) in (f) for/to (g) of (h) up (i) after(j) about/on

 

Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5

Set-2
The 21st of February is a very important day (a) — our national calendar. (b) — this day (c) — 1952, valiant youths (d) — the soil laid down their lives. Because of their supreme sacrifice we have got our mother tongue (e) — our official language. It is the language (f) — which the government conducts all its business. (g) — the mother tongue we can’t expect a single day. An official language is usually the language (h) — the majority (i) — the population. We all should give emphasis (j) — this language.

Ans: (a) in (b) On (c) in (d) of (e) as (f) through (g) Without (h) of (i) of (j) on

Set-3
Karim : Hello Rahim, how are you?

Rahim : I am not fine. What (a) — you?

Karim : I am fine. But what happened (b) —- you?

Rahim : Nothing serious but I am not (c) — sound health.

Karim : Perhaps, you are fully careless (d) —- your health. You do not take physical exercise.

Rahim : Yes, you are right. I am not habituated (e) — take physical exercise. Is there any other way (f) — keep good health?

Karim : Yes. Apart (g) — this, you have to eat a balanced diet to keep fit.

Rahim : What do you mean (h) — a balanced diet?

Karim : A balanced diet contains all the properties (i) — food in right proportion.

Rahim : Thanks a lot (j) — your wise suggestion. Good bye.

Karim : Bye, See you again.

Ans: (a) about (b) to (c) in (d) about (e) to (f) to (g) from (h) by (i) of (j) for

Set-4
Stephen Hawking was born (a) — an educated family (b) — 1942. He is considered the greatest physicist after Einstein. He received his Ph.D (c) —cosmology (d) — Cambridge University (e) — the age (f) — 26. (g) — 1979 he joined Cambridge University as Lucasian professor (h) — Mathematics. (i) — the age of thirty-two, he received the prestigious Albert Einstein Award (j) — theoretical physics.
Ans: (a) in (b) in (c) in (d) from (e) at (f) of (g) In (h) of (i) At (j) for

Set-5
Bertrand Russel was an outstanding philosopher and perhaps the greatest thinker (a) — the contemporary time. He was born (b) — 1872 (c) — an aristocratic family. He was privately educated and he acquired a perfect knowledge (d) — French and German. (e) — 1890, he went (f) — Trinity College, Cambridge where he graduated (g) — distinction. He was appointed a fellow of his college (h) — the autumn (i) — 1895. (j) — 1895 to the outbreak of the World War he led a simple life.
Ans: (a) of (b) in (c) in (d) of (e) In (f) to (g) with (h) in (i) of (j) From

Set-6
Hasan : Hello, How are you ?

Kamal : Pretty well, thanks. And you?

Hasan : Very fine. Did you enjoy the cricket match (a) — Bangladesh and Pakistan held (b) — Mirpur Stadium last Wednesday?

Kamal : Certainly. I am very interested (c) — – cricket.

Hasan : What’s your impression (d) — the match?

Kamal : Really I am very impressed (e) —the performance (f) — Bangladesh cricket team.

Hasan : Yes, it is a great surprise that Bangladesh beat the ex-world champion.

Kamal : Of course. You know Pakistan is one of the well-known teams (g) — the cricket world and they are defeated (h) — us.

Hasan : I think Bangladesh will bring good name and fame (i) — the country.

Kamal : Our hope is not unreasonable.

Hasan : Okay. Thank you and wait (j) — the next match.

Ans: (a) between (b) at (c) in (d) of (e) with (f) of (g) in (h) by (i) for (j) for

 

Complete the text with suitable prepositions. 5 

Set-7
When a storm revolves violently round a centre, it is termed a cyclone. It moves (a) — a high speed ranging (b) — forty to one hundred or more kms per hour. (c) — the last 10 years, several devastating cyclones swept over Bangladesh and caused immense harm (d) — the people. This is like a curse especially (e) — the inhabitants (f) — the coastal regions (g) — Bangladesh. A cyclone may occur any time (h) — any place. The cyclone of Bangladesh generally originates (f) — the Bay of Bengal and blows (j) — land. 

Ans: (a) at (b) from (c) During (d) to (e) to (f) of (g) of (h) at (i) from (j) towards

Set-8
Last week we went (a) — Bagerhat (b) — my uncle and had the opportunity to see the Shat Gambuj Mosque which is one (c) — the three World Heritage Sites (d) — Bangladesh. The mosque was built (e) — Khan Jahan Ali. It stands (f) — sixty pillars (g) — its seventy-seven domes and not with sixty as the name suggests. The construction (h) — the mosque is really wonderful. The interior wall is decorated (i) — terracotta flowers and foliage. It is also a place (j) — historical interest.
Ans:

(a) to (b) with (c) of (d) of (e) by (f) on (g) with (h) of (i) with (j) of

Set-9
The great ship Titanic sailed (a) — New York (b) — Southampton (c) — April 10, 1912. She was carrying 1316 passengers and a crew (d) — 891. At that time she was the largest ship and was regarded (e) — unsinkable. The tragic sinking (f) — this great ship will always be remembered because she went down (g) — her first voyage (h) — heavy loss (i) — life which was (j) — imagination.
Ans:
(a) for (b) from (c) on (d) of (e) as (f) of (g) on (h) with (i) of (j) beyond

Set-10
The subcontinent broke into two parts (a) — 1947. They were India and Pakistan. Pakistan had two parts
East Pakistan and West Pakistan. Bangladesh was then East Pakistan. This was a province (b) — Pakistan. The West Pakistan had been dominating the Central Government (c) — the very beginning. The Pakistani rulers tried to establish Urdu (d) — the state language from the first. But the East Pakistan did not accept it. They started movement to make Bangla a state language. It unsettled the rulers. As a result, a few students and common people embraced martyrdom (e) — the firing (f) — police (g) — 21 February (h) — 1952. They made the supreme sacrifice (i) — the language (j) — this day.
Ans:
(a) in (b) of (c) from (d) as (e) in (f) by/of (g) on (h) in (i) for (j) on

Set-11
Mount Everest which is (a) — the Himalayan Mountains (b) — North India is the highest mountain in the world. It was named (c) — an Englishman George Everest who was the first to survey the Himalayas (d) — 1841. Climbing mountains like Everest is difficult because there is snow all over and there are snow slides and cracks (e) — ice and snow. (f) — two months (g) — difficult and dangerous climbing. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay reached the top (h) — May 10 and have gone into the history (i) — the first conquerors (j) — the highest mountain in the world.

Ans:
(a) in (b) in (c) after (d) in (e) under (f) After (g) of (h) on (i) as (j) of

Set-12
A great part (a) — Arabia is desert. Here and there is nothing but sand and rock. The sand is so hot that you cannot walk (b) — it with bare feet (c) — the day time. Here and there in the desert are springs (d) — water that came from (e) — the ground, so deep that the sun cannot dry them (f) — . Wherever there is a spring, trees grow tall and graceful, making a cool green, shady place (g) — it. Such a place is called an oasis. Oases provide habitat (h) — animals and even humans if the area is big enough. The location (i) — oases has been of critical importance (j) — trade and transportation routes in desert areas.

Ans:
(a) of (b) on (c) during (d) of (e) under (f) out (g) around (h) for (i) of (j) for.

Preposition

Preposition (পদান্বয়ী অব্যয়)

 Definition: Preposition shows the time, space, location, direction or logical relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.

Prepositions that usually stand in front of nouns show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and some other word in the rest of the sentence.

List of Prepositions: about(সম্পর্কে), above(উপরে), across(জুড়ে), afterপরে, againstবিরুদ্ধে, alongবরাবর, amongমধ্যে, aroundপ্রায়,, at প্রতি, beforeআগে, behindপেছন, belowনিচে, besideপাশে, betweenমধ্যে, beyond বাহিরে, byদ্বারা, except ছাড়া , forজন্য, fromথেকে, inমধ্যে, likeমত, near কাছাকাছি , ofএর, off দূরে /হইতে, on উপর, onto সম্মুখের দিকে, out ofবাহিরে,  outsideবাহিরে, overউপর, regarding বিষয়ে, since থেকে, thanচেয়ে, throughমাধ্যমে, tillপর্যন্ত, to প্রতি, towardদিকে, towardsদিকে, throughout সর্বত্রব্যাপী, underনীচে, underneath অধীনে, unlikeঅসদৃশ, untilযতক্ষণ না পর্যন্ত, up উপর, uponউপর, withসঙ্গে, withinমধ্যে, withoutছাড়া

Look at the following chart

1.      Place/position at, about, above, across, against, among, before, behind, below, between, by, down, in, inside, of, on, over, under, upon, with, within, near
2.      Time at, after, before, by, during, from, for, in, on, since, till, until, within, throughout
3.      Direction/movement at , away, from, across, down, for, from, into, off, over, out of, round, to, towards, up
4.      Agency/instrument at, by, with, through, from
5.      Reason/purpose for, from, of, through, to, with
6.      Possession of, with
7.      Standard/rate/value/speed at, by
8.      Other except, as/like, without, than, unlike

 

Classification of Preposition

Classification Example
1.      Simple Preposition in, on, at, about, over, under, off, of, for, to etc.
2.      Double Preposition within (with+in), into (in+to) outside of, out of, from behind, from beneath
3.      Compound Preposition across=on+cross, behind=be+hind, without=with+out, within =with+in, inside=in+side, beneath=by+neath, outside=out+side, into=in+to, along = on+long, below, between etc.
4.      Phrase Preposition in front of, because of, by means of, with regard to, on behalf of, instead of, on account of, in opposition to, for the sake of etc.
5.      participle Preposition according, regarding, concerning, notwithstanding, pending, considering
6.      Disguised Preposition It is 10 O’ clock. (O’ = of), I go a hunting. (a = on), He was standing a side of her. (on=a),  She comes here once a/per week. (on =a/per)

 

 Rules of Preposition

English Usage Example
On days of the week/dates on Monday, on the 14th day of June
attached the picture on the wall
for a place with a river London lies on the Thames.
being on a surface on the table
for a certain side (left, right) on the left
for a floor in a house on the first floor
for public transport, television, radio on the bus, on a plane , on TV, on the radio
walking or riding on horseback on foot, on horseback
entering a public transport vehicle get on the bus
to indicate a part of the body on my shoulder, on my cheek, on my finger
to indicate the state of something this store is on sale, on fire

 

In big place In Dhaka
picture, world in the picture, in the world
months / seasons in August / in winter
time of day in the morning
year in 2006
after a certain period of time in an hour
entering a car / Taxi get in the car
room, building, street, town, country in the kitchen, in London
book, paper etc. in the book
car, taxi in the car, in a taxi

 

 

At for night at night
for weekend at the weekend
a certain point of time at half past nine
to indicate a place at Mirpur, at the park, at the stadium
meaning next to, by an object at the door, at the station
for table at the table
for events at a concert, at the party
places to do something typical at the cinema, at school, at work
for age She learned Russian at 45.

 

To telling the time ten to six (5:50)
movement to person or building go to the cinema
movement to a place or country go to London/ Ireland
for bed go to bed

 

By in the sense of at the latest I will be back by 6 o’clock.
up to a certain time By 11 o’clock, I read five pages.
who made it a book by Mark Twain
rise or fall of something, travelling prices risen by 10 percent by car, by bus

 

Over covered by something else put a jacket over your shirt
meaning more than over 16 years of age
getting to the other side walk over the bridge
overcoming an obstacle climb over the wall

 

Of who/ what does it belong to a page of the book
what does it show the picture of a palace
race He comes of respectable family.
to It is the car of my uncle.
instrument The house is made of brick.
lack He is devoid of courtesy.
cause He died of heart attack.

 

Some confusing preposition

  1. রাস্তার নামসহ বাসার নম্বরের আগে at ব্যবহূত হয় কিন্তু শুধু রাস্তার নাম বোঝালে in ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: We live at 89 Mirpur Road, Dhaka. They opened an office at 29 Central Road. We live in Mirpur Road, Dhaka. They have opened an office in Central Road.

  1. বাড়ির সামনে বা পেছনে বোঝালে at বসে কিন্তু যানবাহনের সামনে বা পেছনে বোঝালে in ব্যবহূত হয় যেমন: There is a garden at the front of our house and a pond at the back of our house. Please sit in the front of the car; don’t sit in the back.
  2. শুধু রাত বোঝালে at ব্যবহূত হয় কিন্তু গভীর রাত বোঝালে in ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: We work by day but sleep at night. I woke up in the night.

  1. .স্থায়ী কোনো কাজের সঙ্গে যুক্ত থাকা বোঝাতে at এবং স্থায়ী কোনো কাজের সঙ্গে যুক্ত থাকা বোঝাতে in ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: They are at work now. Boys are at play now. He is in army. She is in politics.

  1. খামার বোঝালে on এবং কারখানা বোঝালে তার আগে in ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: He works on a farm; but his brother works in a factory.

  1. হাতলবিহীন চেয়ার বোঝালে on এবং হাতলবিশিষ্ট চেয়ার হলে তার আগে in ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: Don’t sit on that chair, it is broken. Please sit in this armchair, Comilla stands on the Dhaka- Chittagong Highway. We live in Rankin Street in Dhaka.

  1. ঘরের কোণ বোঝালে in বসে কিন্তু রাস্তার কোণ বোঝালে on/at ব্যবহূত হয় যেমন:

There is a television in the corner of our drawing room. There is a tea-stall at/ on the corner of the street.

8.তাপমাত্রা উচ্চতার ক্ষেত্রে above ব্যবহূত হয় আবার বয়স বোঝালে over ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: The temperature is three degree above zero.The summit of Everest is about 8000 metres above the sea level. My grandfather is now over eighty. She has been here over two hours.

9.নদী, সীমানা, রাস্তা, ইত্যাদি অন্য পাশে বোঝাতে across/ over ব্যবহূত হয়

যেমন: It is just across/over the border. It was coming towards me across/ over the bridge.

  1. নির্দিষ্ট সময়ে শুরু বোঝালে Since বসে কিন্তু সময়ের সমষ্টি বোঝালে for বসে since ব্যবহূত হয় শুধু Perfect Tense-এর ক্ষেত্রে কিন্তু from ব্যবহৃত হয় সব Tense-এর ক্ষেত্রে He has been there since Friday last. I will be at home from tomorrow. I haven’t seen you for a long time. I haven’t seen you since September. I Just want to sit down for five minutes. I have known her since January, 1980. He has been here since Friday last. I have been waiting here since 6 o’clock. I was waiting here from 6 o’clock. He was fond of music from his childhood.

 

12.7 Exercises on Preposition

He came–7 o’clock. He will start–the lunch. They came–Monday. Mehenaj will return–dinner. It has been raining–a week. It has been raining–Monday. He will come–7 o’clock. Rifa will come–8 o’ clock. Kamrul is– home. I am–my class. He has no roof–his head. There is an umbrella–my head. There is a cap–his head. The thief stood–the judge. He is sitting–a tree. He stood–the station. A beggar is standing–the door. He is above me — rank. He climbed–a tree. He is going–school. He fired–the enemy. He is kind–the poor. There is unity–the boys. There is a village–the hills. There is friendship–Kamal and Jamil. Switzerland lies–France and Germany. He is going–market. She was going to hospital–treatment. They are coming–school. I had a phone call–my cousin. Translate–English. Love turned–hatred. Ice melts–water. Speak clearly–the microphone. He bought a pen–Mohan. He has started–Chittagong. He died–his country. He lives–others. It is a poem–Nazrul. This road runs–Dhaka to Sylhet. I borrowed a book–the library. Leaves are falling–the tree. He is–duty now. He is away–home. The dog jumped–the chair. This chair is made–wood. Steel is made–iron. We make butter–milk. He came here–car. This play was written–Minhaj. He speaks–English. The house was destroyed–fire. We see–our eyes. We can’t see–eyes. My uncle died–cholera. He died –loss of blood. He is trembling–fear. He will suffer–his bad habits. Rice sells–taka 25 a kilo. It is ten–my watch. She is rather tall–her age. She is good at figure. My mother is good–cooking. He is clever–games. I played–my friends. He came–his umbrella. I stand–my friend. He is–the judgment. I am reading a book–English grammar. I told him–my school. Write a paragraph–your school. He is careless–his health. Rihat came home–nine o’clock. The birds start chirping–dawn. I usually get up–6 o’clock. He goes to school–10 am. I could not sleep–midnight. He will come–8:30 pm. I will see you–the end of January. My father will go to London–the beginning of March. Please phone me–lunch time. He will come there–dinner time. He lives–Dhanmondi. I arrived–Kamalapur station–7 o’clock. He waited–the bus stop for over twenty minutes. There were many people–the party. The principal delivered his speech–the meeting. He met Rahat–the concert. He was shocked–his father’s sudden death. He was upset–his failure in the examination. I was delighted–my son’s success. He was alarmed–the news. Rima is good–Mathematics. Lotus is good–typing. He left school–the age of 15. Rice sells–taka 30 a kilo. I was born–March. Our house was built–the 19th century. He learnt driving–three months. He will leave–home in a few hours. I usually get up–bed early in the morning. He plays football– his friends–the evening. He lives–a tent. I live–a room. Don’t play–the class. Don’t shout—the classroom. He lives –a village in France but my uncle lives–London. Everest is the highest mountain– the world. I was–a hospital last year. He wrote an article–the daily Ittefaq. There is a misprint–the line on page 6. We went to a party– Easter Sunday. Come and see us–Christmas day. I have got a meeting–Monday morning. He is now talking–phone. Is there anything good–the television tonight? In England we drive–the left side of the road and not on the right side. He lives in a flat–the third floor. He sat on the bench–a park. Keep the book –the table. Don’t write anything–the wall/–the front page. This is a book–grammar. He drew a dagger–him. He smiled on her. He came here–the occasion–my birthday. I have no money on me–this moment. Dhaka stands–the bank of the Buriganga. There are trees on either side–this canal. On your advice, I applied–the job. He was arrested on a charge–theft. He has done it–my word. I am going–Sylhet–bus. She earns a lot–catching and selling fish. He amuses himself– drawing cartoons. He gets his salary–cheque. We buy bananas–the dozen. She is an Indian–birth. She is an Italian–marriage. She is a politician–profession. He can finish his work–4 pm. He ought to get back–tomorrow. Let us go out–a walk. He is learning English — pleasure. This is a train–Jhenaidah. They are passengers–Sylhet. I bought this Saree–Tk. 7255. She has a taste–classical music. He has a liking–tasty dishes. They are dancing–joy. He got a prize–his bravery. The road went on for miles–miles. I have been waiting–the train for about hours. I will be with you–an hour or so. I bought sweets–my children. Have you made a cup of tea–me? The girl is short– her age. The weather is hot–November. We wear new dresses–Eid-Ul-Fitr. He drew a dagger–him. He smiled–her. He came here–the occasions of my birthday. I have no money on me–this moment. Tomorrow I will fly– Dhaka–Delhi. She is on leave–15 January. He lived–Jhenaidah from 1985 to 1995. This gentleman is–Vienna. This is a letter–my friend. This is a quotation–the Hamlet. Dhaka is more than two hundred kilometers– Jhenaidah.  He is suffering–fever. He is a cousin–mine. She is a friend–Rani. He is man–letters. Mr. Khan is a man –parts. The key–this lock is missing. The brake–this car is weak. Rajib is a member–this club. Mini is a student–this school. They died–cholera. She is proud–her noble birth. This is a house–stone. This window is made–galss. He comes–a respectable family. Mr. Minaj Uddin is–man of Jhenaidah. He is the president–the club. Mr. Mashrur Shahid Hossain is a professor–Jahangirnagar University. It is kind–you to help me. It is nice–you to have called me. She has gone–a walk–her child. He is living–his aunt. He is a boy–blue eyes. This is a house–a garden. Remove the lid–an opener. We can cut cloth–scissors. He is angry–me. The old man was shivering–cold. He is now–an insurance company. I am satisfied–my result. Mrs. Rehana is pleased–her son. He is senior–me in age. We won by six goals– three. He invited me–a party. We went out–lunch. She will go home the day–tomorrow. Dhaka was named Jahangirnagar–the name of Emperor Jahangir. We suffer day –day. He was married– his will.  I am–this proposal.  We were rowing–the current.  He put a ladder–the tree last night. He was leaning– a wall. The salaries here are low –the rates elsewhere. There were fifty murders this year–a hundred last year. He is careless–his duties. I know everything–Kamal. They are–to start. She is–to die. There are–five thousand people in our village. He will get back–lunch. He arrived here–me. A comes–B in the alphabet. He was brought–the judge. The accident took place—me.

 

 Appropriate Preposition

 

abide by (মেনে চলা) abound in (প্রচুর পরিমানে থাকা) abound with (পূর্ণ থাকা) absent from

(অনুপস্থিত)

absorbed in (নিমগ্ম)
access to (নিকটে যাবার অধিকার) accompanied by(সাথে থাকা) accompanied with (সঙ্গি হওয়া) according to (অনুসারে) accused of (অভিযোগ করা)
accustomed to (অভ্যস্ত) acquainted with (পরিচিত) acquit of (বেকসুর খালাস দেওয়া) add to (যোগ করা) addicted to (খারাপ কাজে আসক্ত)
adjacent to (সংলগ্ন) admit into (ভর্তি হওয়া) admit of (স্বীকার) admit to (ভর্তি হওয়া) affection for (স্নেহ)
affectionate to (স্নেহ পরায়ন) afraid of (ভীত) agree on (কোন বিষয়ে রাজী হওয়া) agree to (কোন প্রস্তাবে রাজী হওয়া) agree with (ব্যক্তির সাথে রাজী হওয়া)
aim at (লক্ষ্য করা) alarmed at (ভীত সন্ত্রস্থ) allot to (বন্টন করা) aloof from (সরে থাকা) alternative to(পরিবর্তে)
ambition for (উচ্চাকাঙ্ক্ষা) angry at (রাগান্বিত) angry for (কোন কিছু করার জন্য রাগান্বিত) angry with (রাগান্বিত হওয়া) annoyed for (কারো প্রতি বিরক্ত)
annoyed with (কারো প্রতি বিরক্ত) anxious about (চিন্তিত) anxious for (উদ্বিগ্ন) appeal for (কোন কিছু করার জন্য আবেদন করা) appeal to (কারো কাছে আবেদন করা)
appetite for(ক্ষুধা) apply for (দরথাস্ত করা) apply to (কারো কাছে আবেদন করা) aptitude for(প্রবনতা) argue against (যুক্তি প্রদর্শন করা)
argue for (যুক্তি প্রদর্শন করা) argue with (যুক্তি প্রদর্শন করা) arrive at (পৌছা) ashamed for (লজ্জিত) ashamed of(লজ্জিত)
assign to (নির্দিষ্ট করে দেওয়া) attach to(জুড়ে দেওয়া) attend on(সেবা করা) attend to (মনোযোগ দেওয়া) attend upon (সেবা করা)
avail of (সুযোগ লওয়া) aware of (অবগত)      
         
based on (ভিত্তির উপর প্রতিষ্ঠিত) believe in (বিস্বাস করা) belong to (অধিকারি হওয়া) busy with (ব্যস্ত) blush with (আরক্তিমবদন হওয়া)
bent on (উদ্যত) beware of (সতর্ক হওয়া) blind of (অন্ধ) blind to (দেখেও না দেখা) blush for (লজ্জিত)
boast of (দম্ভ করা) bound for (কোন স্থানের উদ্দেশ্যে যাত্রা) brood on/over (বিষন্নভাবে চিন্তা করা) burst into (কান্নায় ভেঙে পড়া) burst out (হাসিতে ফেটে পড়া)
         
comply with (সম্মত হওয়া) callous to (উদাসীন) capable of (সক্ষম) capacity for (দক্ষতা) care of (যত্ন)
careful of (যত্নবান হওয়া) certain of(নিশ্চিত) charge on/against (অভিযুক্ত করা) charge with(অভিযুক্ত করা) close to(নিকটে)
clue to (সূত্র) come of (জন্ম গ্রহণ) commence on (শুরু করা) comment on (মন্তব্য করা) compare to (অসম বস্তুর তুলনা করা)
compare with (একই জিনিসের তুলনা করা) compete for (উপযুক্ত) compete with (প্রতিযোগিতা করা) complain against (কারো বিরুদ্ধে আভিযোগ করা) complain to (কারো কাছে অভিযোগ করা)
composed of (গঠিত) confident of (আশাবাদী) confident to অতিবিশ্বাসী confined in (আবদ্ধ) congratulate on (অভিন্দন)
conscious of (সচেতন) consist of (গঠিত) consistent with (সামঞ্জস্যপূর্ণ) contrary to (বিপরীতভাবে) contribute to (সাহায্য করা)
control over(নিয়ন্ত্রন) cope with (এঁটে উঠা) count for (বিবেচিত হওয়া) count upon (গণনা) crave for (বাসনা করা)
cure of(আরোগ্য হওয়া) deaf of deal in(ব্যবসা করা) deal with(ব্যবহার করা) dedicate to (উৎসর্গ করা)

 

deaf to বধির delight in (আনন্দিত হওয়া) depend on(নির্ভর করা) deprived of(বঞ্চিত হওয়া) desire for (আকাংখা)
destined to (নির্ধারিত) devoid of (বর্জিত)

 

devote to (নিয়োজিত করা) die by (আকস্মিকমরা) die for(আত্মত্যাগ করা)
die in(মৃত্যু)

 

die of(কোন রোগে মরা)

 

differ from (এক বস্তুর সহিত অন্য বস্তুর পার্থক্য করা) differ with(ভিন্নমত disgusted with(কারো প্রতি বিরক্ত)
difference between(পার্থক্য) different from(পৃথক) diffident of(আত্মবিশ্বাসহীন) disgrace to(লজ্জ)

 

disgusted at (কারো প্রতি কোন কিছুতে বিরক্ত)
dislike for(অপছন্দ)

 

displeased at

অখুশি

displeased with(অসন্তুষ্ট) dispose of(সুসম্পন্ন করা) distinguish between (পার্থক্য দেখান)
divide among

ভাগ করা

divide between

ভাগ করা

divide into(ভাগ করা) due to (কারণ/প্রাপ্য)

 

dull at (কাঁচা)

 

despair of(আকাংখা) die from (কোন কারনে মরা) divert from (পথ পরিত্যাগ করানো)   dull of (বোধ শক্তিহীন)

 

 

 

eager for/ about (উৎসুক) eligible for (যোগ্য)

 

encroach on (অনধিকারপ্রবেশ  end in (পর্যবসিত হত্তয়া)

 

  engaged to (বাকদত্তা) engaged with/ in

(জড়িত)

enquire into (তদন্ত করা enquire of (অবস্থান)
entitled to

(অধিকারী)

envious of (ঈর্ষা পরায়ান) envy of (কোন কিছুতে ঈর্ষা) equal in (সমকক্ষ)

 

equal to (সমান)

 

escape by

 

escape from (মুক্তি) essential to (অত্যাবশ্যক) esteem for (সম্মান করা

 

excel in (দক্ষ)

 

exempt from (নিষ্কৃতি পাওয়া) endowed with (ভুষিত) enter into (ঢোকা)

 

equal with (সমকক্ষ) excuse for (কৈফিয়ৎ)

 

faith in (বিস্বাস) faith with(বিস্বস্ততা) faithful to(বিস্বাসী) false to(অবিস্বাসী) familiar with(ঘনিষ্ট)
famous for (বিখ্যাত) fatal to (মারাত্মক)

 

favour with

(আনুকূল্য)

favourable for (অনুকূল) favourable to

(অনুকূল)

feel for (অনুভব) fill with(পূর্ণ) fit for(উপযুক্ত) fond of(প্রিয়) free from(মুক্ত)

 

glance at(তাকানো) good at(দক্ষ) grateful for(কৃতজ্ঞ) grateful to(কৃতজ্ঞ) greed for(লোভ)
guess at(অনুমান) guilty of(দোষী)      

 

hanker after (লালায়িত) hard at কঠিন

 

hard ofকালা

 

heir of(উত্তরাধিকারী ব্যক্তি) heir to(উত্তরাধিকারী ব্যক্তি)
hope for (আশা) hunger for ক্ষুধা      

 

ill with(পীড়িত)

 

impose on চাপান in favour of (পক্ষে) indebted to (ঋণী)

 

indifferent to (উদাসীন)
indulge in (মগ্ন হওয়া) inferior to

নিকৃষ্ট

informed of (কোন বস্তু সমন্ধে জানানো) inquire about (জিজ্ঞেস করা) inquire of (জিজ্ঞেস করা)
insist on (জিদ করা)

 

interest in (আগ্রহ)

 

interfere in (অনধিকার চর্চা ) interfere with (অনধিকার চর্চা) invite to (আমন্ত্রণ)
involved in (লিপ্ত হওয়া) jealous of (ঈর্ষা পরায়ান) ignorant of (অজ্ঞ)    

 

jump at jump to junior to justice to  

 

key to (চাবিকঠি) kind of (দয়ালু) kind to (দয়ালু)    

 

lack of(অভাব)

 

lacking in(অভাব হওয়া) lame of(খোড়া)

 

lament for(অনুতাপ করা) late in বিলম্বে

 

laugh at(ঠাট্টা করা) listen to শোনা liable to(দায়ী) liking for(পছন্দ) limit to সীমা
live on(খাইয়া জীবন ধারণ করা) live within

 

long for (প্রত্যাশা করা) look after দেখাশোনা করা look at তাকান
look for খোঁজা look into তদন্ত করা look overপরিদর্শন করা look up খোঁজা loyal to অনুগত

 

mad with (পাগল) made of (তৈরি) make for (জন্য) make out (প্রমাণ করা) marry to (বিবাহীত)
mourn for (শোক) করা) mourn over (শোক করা need for (প্রয়োজন) need of (প্রয়োজন)  

 

object to (আপত্তি করা) oblige to (বাধিত) owe to (ঋণী হওয়া) obsessed by/ with অন্ধকারাচ্ছন্ন obstacle to(বাঁধা)
occupied in (ব্যাপৃত)

 

occupied with (ব্যাস্ত)

 

offend against(লংঘন করা) occur to ঘটা

 

offended at /with

ক্ষুব্ধ

overcome with/ by (অতিক্রম করা) offensive to (পীড়াদায়ক) officiate for

প্রতিনিধিত্ব করা

officiate in

প্রতিনিধিত্ব করা

open at খোলা

 

open to (উন্মুক্ত)

 

opportunity for (সুযোগ) opposite to বিপরীতে

   

 

parallel to (সমান্তরাল) part from (বিচ্ছিন্ন হওয়া) part with (কোন কিছু ত্যাগ করা) partial to (পক্ষপাতদুষ্ট) partiality for (পক্ষপাতিত্ব)
pass away মারা যাওয়া pass forকিছু বলিয়া পরিগণিত হওয়া persist  in জিদ pity for দয়া করা play onকথার খেলা করা

 

plead for(আবেদন করা) plead with

আত্মসমর্থন করা

pleased at খুশি

 

pleased with খুশি

 

polite in ভদ্র

 

popular with (জনপ্রিয়)

 

prefer to (পছন্দ করা)

 

preferable to (পছন্দনীয়) preside over(সভাপতিত্ব করা)  
pretend to (ভান করা)

 

prevent from (বিরত করা) pride in গৌরব করা

 

prior toপূর্বে prohibit from (বিরত রাখা)
prompt at চট্পটে

 

prompt in (তৎপর)

 

Proud of গর্বিত proportionate to (সমানুপাতিক) proud of (গর্বিত)

 

provide against (দুর্দিনের জন্য সঞ্চয়) provide with(দেয়া)

 

prone to প্রবণ

 

Proud on গর্ব  

 

qualified for (উপযুক্ত) quarrel about (বিষয়ে করহ করা) quarrel for/ over

ঝগড়া করা)

quick of দ্রুত quarrel with (কাহারও সাথে ঝগড়া করা)
quick at(চটপটে)        

 

refer to (ইঙ্গিত) rejoice in/at (আনন্দিত) responsible to/ for (দায়ী) relevant to (প্রাসঙ্গিক) rely on (নির্ভর করা)
remedy for (প্রতিকার)

 

remind of(মনে করিয়ে দেওয়া) render into

বাঁধান

replace with

প্রতিস্থাপন

rest  upon নির্ভর করা
resign to পদত্যাগ respect of respect to respond to(জবাব দেওয়া) rob of (চুরি করা)

 

retire from (অবসর গ্রহন করা) rich in (সমৃদ্ধ)

 

rid of (মুক্তি)

 

restore to (গ্রহন করা) restrict to (সীমাবদ্ধ)

 

sanguine of (আশাবাদী) satisfaction in(সন্তুষ্ট)

 

satisfied with(সন্তুষ্ট)

 

search for(অনুসন্ধান করা) search of(অনুসন্ধান)

 

send for senior to sensible of (অবগত) sensitive to (সংবেদনশীল) sentence to মৃত্যুদণ্ড
sick of (ক্লান্ত) similar to(সমান) slow of ধীর smell of গন্ধ smile on অনুগ্রহ করা
stare at (এক দৃষ্টে চাওয়া) subject to (নির্ভরশীল) succeed in (সাফল্য লাভ করা) suffer from (সহ্য করা) superior to

উচ্চতর

supply to (কাউকে কোন কিছু সরবরাহ করা) supply with (কোন কিছু সরবরাহ করা) sure of (নিশ্চিত)

 

sympathy for (সহানুভূতি)  

 

take after সদৃশ হওয়া talk ofআলাপ talk to(আলাপআলোচনা করা) taste for (পছন্দ)

 

tell upon (ক্ষতি করা)

 

think of সম্পর্কে ভাবা think over পুনরায় ভাবিয়া দেখা tide over বিপদ্ কাটাইয়া উঠা tired of(বিরক্ত) tolerant of(সহনশীল)
triumph over (জয়লাভ করা) true to(অটল)

 

trust to(নির্ভর করা)

 

trust with (বিশ্বাস করা) unite with(মিলন)

 

vexed with (বিরক্ত) vain of (গর্বিত) Useful for/ to (প্রয়োজনীয়) vary from (পৃথক হওয়া) Vex for উত্ত্যক্ত করা

 

void of (বিরহিত) zest for(অনুরাগ)

 

want of(অভাব) warn of (সর্তক হওয়া) weak in
weak of দুর্বল

 

weary of ক্লান্ত

 

wish for(বাসনা করা) wonder at(অবাক হওয়া) worthy of(যোগ্য)

 

yield to (নতি স্বীকার করা) zeal for (উৎসাহী)

 

Zealous for (উৎসাহী) wait for/on (অপেক্ষা করা)