Fill in the blank with suitable preposition(Preferably British English):- 1. Your books are kept __ the top shelf. 2. I will not hide the truth __ you. 3. She was angry__ me for nothing. 4....

Fill in the blank with suitable preposition(Preferably British English):-


1. Your books are kept __ the top shelf.

2. I will not hide the truth __ you.

3. She was angry__ me for nothing.

4. This is the man __ I gave the parcel.

5. The boys walked__ the roundabout.

6. She went ___ the escalator to reach the fourth floor.

7. They were throwing a ball __each other.

8. He met with an accident__the flyover.

9. The boys kept their bikes__the wall and went to play.

10. The baby was crawling__ his mother.

TOMORROW IS MY EXAM. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME BEFORE MY EXAM. THIS IS URGENT.

Expert Answers
lynnebh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well, there are some different choices on some of these, but here goes:

Your books are kept on the top shelf.

I will not hide the truth from you.

She was angry (at, or with) me for nothing.

This is the man to whom I gave the parcel.

The boys walked to the roundabout.

She went up the escalator to reach the fourth floor.

They were throwing a ball at each other.

He met with an accident during the flyover.

The boys kept their bikes against the wall and went to play.

The baby was crawling toward his mother.

On some of these sentences, choosing a different preposition could change the meaning. For example, in the first one, you COULD say:

Your books are kept underneath the first shelf.

In the last one, you COULD say:

The baby was crawling away from his mother (you would have to add an adverb, "away" though).

Good luck on your exam.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here are what I think are the most likely correct answers for the blanks in the sentences above:

  1. on
  2. from
  3. This one could be either "with" or "at."
  4. To whom
  5. "around" makes the most sense, though I imagine that you could say "through" or "to" or "towards" depending on what meaning you want.
  6. "on" or "up" or even "down"
  7. to
  8. on
  9. near
  10. "towards" or "to" or "on" or "away from"

As you can see, many of these can have a number of different correct answers.  The correct answer will depend to a great extent on what meaning you want to give the sentence (as in #10).

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1. Your books are kept on the top shelf.

2. I will not hide the truth from you.

3. She was angry with me for nothing.

4. This is the man to  whom I gave the parcel.

5. The boys walked to / around the roundabout.

6. She went on the escalator to reach the fourth floor.

7. They were throwing a ball at each other.

8. He met with an accident on the flyover.

9. The boys kept their bikes against the wall and went to play.

10. The baby was crawling to his mother.