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SAT Practice, The New Verbal Section

Preposition Playsheet

Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page. Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.

Preposition Matching

Choose the correct preposition

Uncle Cuthbert has had an aversion [from, to, over, about] large incontinent rhinoceroses ever since the infamous incident with the hydrangea and the bag of infested Argentine lentils. He has even acquired a distaste [of, for, from, with] unsupervised pachyderms in any form though remains thoroughly enamored [about, for, from, of] wildebeest. He has always retained an inordinate fondness [of, for, with, about] water voles while never becoming fond [of, for, with about] mimes.

Boadicea plied Uncle Cuthbert [about, with, over, from] questions [about, with, over, from] his days as a member [for,from, of, on] the Ministry of Erroneous Assumptions (formed to dispel misconceptions [under, over, by, for] which members of the ministry of extraneous folkloric perversions had been laboring).

Aunt Agatha's views on waterfowl in the classroom diverge [to, from, with, for] those established by the provost, without whose avian predilections the campus would appear much like that of other colleges - but [about, by, with, for] the vast courtyard mosaics depicting farm machinery and turn-of-the-century diving equipment, on which score she finds little [from, on, with, to] which to disagree .

Pamela was indeed so in love [over, of, for, with] the hirsute aerialist that the audacious balloonist, [over, of, for, with] whom she had so recently been enamored, abandoned the cause and returned the diesel-powered vacuum cleaner and the hand-wrought Sicilian trivets.