1) They're always arguing ________ such petty matters. a) of b) with c) for d) about 2) Police said they were very concerned ________ the boy’s safety. a) of b) with c) for d) about 3) Workers are protesting ________ high unemployment and inflation. a) against b) with c) for d) about 4) The crash resulted ________ the deaths of 14 passengers. a) by b) with c) for d) in 5) Lots of people protested ________ the new working hours. a) in b) with c) for d) about 6) Most people associate troglodytes ________ prehistoric times, but troglodyte communities still exist in Tunisia and China. a) in b) with c) for d) by 7) You're faced ________ a very difficult choice there. a) at b) with c) for d) by 8) ‘I must go,’ Claudia said, glancing ________ her watch. a) in b) with c) for d) at 9) The airline is planning to phase ________ the aircraft at the end of this year. a) in b) off c) out d) at 10) Officials are hinting ________ the possibility of signing an agreement this week. a) by b) off c) for d) at 11) She had enough money to provide him ________ a basic school education. a) by b) at c) to d) with 12) Take no notice ________ him – he always behaves like that. a) off b) of c) to d) at 13) We marvelled ________ the view that opened up before us. a) by b) at c) for d) about 14) Children like to boast ________ different things amongst their peers. a) with b) about c) for d) at 15) It’s difficult even to guess ________ the figures. a) to b) about c) for d) at 16) You can’t blame all your problems ________ your family. a) to b) on c) for d) at 17) Only doctor can decide ________ taking drugs and eventual treatment. a) to b) about c) for d) in 18) I think we can't solve this problem without resorting ________ legal action. a) to b) with c) against d) on 19) His popularity stemmed ________ the fact that he was born in the area. a) at b) from c) behind d) in 20) English differs ________ Spanish in that it is not pronounced as it is written. a) at b) from c) by d) against 21) You will be charged a small fee ________ food and lodging. a) with b) for c) from d) by 22) Are you accusing me ________ lying? a) with b) at c) of d) for 23) Patients have benefited greatly ________ this treatment. a) with b) by c) from d) for 24) They derive such great enjoyment ________ these simple games. a) from b) by c) at d) for 25) They concluded that even three-year-olds are able to distinguish ________ causes and effects. a) from b) with c) against d) between 26) The police were sent to expel the demonstrators ________ public buildings. a) from b) off c) against d) out 27) She suffered ________ depression for most of her adult life. a) from b) for c) by d) with 28) Few people are able to devote themselves fully ________ their career. a) with b) for c) to d) by 29) Few people are able to devote themselves fully ________ their career. a) with b) for c) to d) by 30) The police refused to elaborate ________ the circumstances of the arrest. a) on b) at c) along d) with
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