This is the fourth practice exercise in a series of exercises on preposition collocations.
Test yourself below and see which collocations you know, and which ones you need to practice.
Instructions: For each number, decide which preposition is missing from the collocation.
1. The fire caused some damage ____ the exterior of the building.
2. Early detection is the key ____ surviving cancer.
3. Your positive example as a parent has a huge impact ____ your children.
4. Nicole is the heir ____ her father’s $50 million estate.
5. Sending a thank-you card after a job interview can give you an advantage ____ the competition.
6. Our English program places an emphasis ____ writing.
7. The witnesses gave a description ____ the attacker.
8. I watched an interview with an expert ____ terror groups and online radicalization.
9. Ignorance of the law is no excuse ____ breaking it.
10. I’ve definitely heard this word before, but I don’t know the definition ____ it.
11. Some educators object to the idea ____ for-profit education.
12. We need to make a great impression ____ this client.
13. Most people from my country have a preference ____ freshly-prepared food.
14. Delays ____ child support payments can result in legal action.
15. Mr. Richards is serving a life sentence and has no hope ____ ever being released from prison.
16. Which sunscreen offers the best protection ____ the sun?
17. My daughter’s teachers deserve a lot of credit ____ preparing her for college.
18. Europeans find it strange that American television has advertisements ____ prescription medications.
19. Congratulations ____ your promotion!
20. Our supervisor has a reputation ____ losing his temper.
21. Do you have any memory ____ being in preschool?
22. Our Dean of Students has been a member ____ our faculty for over 20 years.
23. My cousin always showed a lot of interest ____ computers and programming, so he got a degree in computer science.
24. In college, I had the opportunity to take a class ____ photography.
25. What was your reaction ____ the surprise ending?
For more practice, see the Practice Exercise section of the site.