Adjectives With Prepositions

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Adjectives With Prepositions - Quiz

For the following sentences, choose the correct preposition. Then match the sentences beginnings with the endings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I am very keen ________ swimming, especially first thing in the morning.  

    • A.

      About

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      For

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, the phrase "keen on" means having a strong interest or enthusiasm for something. Therefore, the person is expressing their strong interest in swimming, particularly in the morning.

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  • 2. 

    Some people are addicted ________ sports, they spend all their time glued to the TV.  

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      To

    Correct Answer
    C. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". This is because the phrase "addicted to" is commonly used to describe a strong and uncontrollable desire or dependence on something. In this case, the sentence is saying that some people have a strong addiction or obsession with sports, causing them to spend all their time watching it on TV.

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  • 3. 

    He's mad _______ parachuting. It's something I personally can't understand.  

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      About

    Correct Answer
    C. About
    Explanation
    The word "about" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate the subject or topic of the speaker's madness. In this case, the speaker is mad about parachuting, which means they have a strong interest or passion for it. The phrase "It's something I personally can't understand" suggests that the speaker does not share the same enthusiasm or comprehension for parachuting.

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  • 4. 

    I'm not interested _____ going to the gym.  

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      By

    • C.

      With

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their lack of interest or desire to go to the gym. The preposition "in" is used to indicate a lack of interest or involvement in a particular activity or action. Therefore, "in" is the correct preposition to use in this context.

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  • 5. 

    I can't say I'm indifferent ______ sport, but I don't like spending my time watching it.  

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      About

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing that they are not completely indifferent towards sports, but they do not enjoy watching it. The preposition "to" is used to indicate the direction or purpose of the speaker's indifference.

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  • 6. 

    I used to be very enthusiastic ______ team sports, but not any more.  

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      With

    Correct Answer
    B. About
    Explanation
    The word "enthusiastic" indicates a strong and positive feeling towards something. In this context, the person used to have a strong and positive feeling towards team sports. The word "about" is commonly used to express enthusiasm or interest in a particular subject or activity. Therefore, the correct answer is "about."

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  • 7. 

    I'm not sure I'm capable _____ running for long distances.  

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of". In this sentence, the phrase "capable of" is used to express someone's ability or competence in doing something. Therefore, the correct preposition to use in this context is "of".

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  • 8. 

    I'm really passionate ______ travelling around the worid and meeting fellow hockey enthusiasts.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. About
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about". In this sentence, the word "passionate" indicates a strong interest or enthusiasm. Therefore, the speaker is expressing their strong interest in traveling around the world and meeting fellow hockey enthusiasts. The preposition "about" is commonly used to express enthusiasm or interest in a particular topic or activity.

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  • 9. 

    I am fond (1)_______ travelling but my brother is fanatical (2)_______ visiting new places.  

    • A.

      (1) about

    • B.

      (1) to

    • C.

      (1) of

    • D.

      (2) for

    • E.

      (2) about

    • F.

      (2) with

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. (1) of
    E. (2) about
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the first blank is "of" because it is used to show possession or belonging. In this case, the speaker is expressing their fondness for travelling. The correct answer for the second blank is "about" because it is used to indicate the subject or topic of interest. In this case, the speaker's brother is described as fanatical about visiting new places.

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