GYG Day 57. Tuesday Teaser. Playing with prepositions.

Fill me in. All the following phrases are adjectival phrases (contacting an adjective – ‘due’ etc) and the corresponding prepositions are missing. In one, however, NO preposition is necessary – but which one?

1) Dave is due …….. promotion next month.

2) The boss is very angry …….. the delay.

3) Sorry, I’m afraid, she’s busy …….. the other line.

4) Do you think he’s really fit …….. the job?

5) It’s all subject ……… confirmation.

6) He’s responsible …….. the Managing Director.

7) We’re well behind …….. schedule.

8) I’m well aware …….. the dangers of such a joint venture.

9) The project is actually ahead …….. schedule.

10) I’m responsible ……… the sales department.

11) We’re dependent …….. our suppliers delivering on time.

12) I’m very grateful …….. Michael …….. for his help.

13) Is Thursday 3p.m. convenient …….. you?

14) VAT is already included …….. the price.

15) Everyone is entitled …….. 30 days paid leave a year.

to be due (anstehen), to be subject …… availability (nach Verfügbarkeit), to be dependent (abhängig), supplier (Lieferant), to be grateful (dankbar sein), to be convenient (passend), VAT (MwSt), to be entitled (Anspruch haben).

Answer template – scroll down for the answers.

1) …..  2) …..  3) …..  4) …..  5) ……  6) ……  7) ……. 8) ……  9) ……  10) ……

11) …… 12) …… 13) …… 14) …… 15) ……

Quizzes are great ways to check your English, learn and improve from your mistakes.

Why not invest a little time (a quiz or two a day) and money (€5.99) in yourself?

  • Get the Tuesday Teaser quiz* PDF book,
  • get doing the quizzes
  • get improving your English.

Remember the English proverb “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.”

Here’s my proverb “a quiz a day, teases, taxes and trains you.”

Proverb (Sprichwort), “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” (Ein Apfel am Tag hält den Doktor fern), to tease sb (hier: quälen), to tax sb (strapazieren)

Answers.

1) for 2) at 3) with 4) for 5) to  6) to  7) no preposition 8) of  9) of  10) for

11) on 12) to, for 13) for 14) in 15) to

*read more about what quizzes you will find in the book. Feel free to download the sample PDF (click the link).

There are 50 quizzes at 4 different levels.  As my blog is called Teatime Titbits, we compare the difficulty of the quiz with the strength/weakness of a cuppa (cup of tea) depending on how long you let it (the tea) brew (hier: den Tee zeihen lassen)

1.‘Where was the teabag’ = weak tea, little taste = EASY quiz

2.‘Aaah that hits the spot’ = just right, not to weak and not too strong = MID quiz

3.‘Stewed brew’ = strong, somebody left the teabag in  = TOUGH quiz

4.‘Oh My God (OMG), hairs on chest cuppa.’ = so strong that you feel the hairs on your chest grow = MISSION IMPOSSIBLE quiz 

There are 3 different types of quizzes too:

1. Fill me in. You fill in gaps. E.G. in e-mails, grammar exercises, English telephoning phrases and many more.

2. Match me up. You match up an English phrase with the correct definition. E.G. Know your German public holidays, tenses, business collocations, English idioms to name but a few.

3. Figure me out. You work out the answers to the quiz. E.G. Grammar MOT, spot the mistakes, and what would you say (in a certain situation)?

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