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PREPOSITION
PREPOSITION MOCK TEST SET 4
January 10, 2016
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Directions:Correct the following sentences in the context of the use of the preposition.


 

  1. He is on the top of the class.

 

Answer

If you are on the top of something, it means you are in physical contact with that top surface. If it denotes merely your (No. 1) position, for example first in the class, you are at the top.

Correct : He is at the top of the class.

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  1. Srirang rushed at my room, panting for breath.

 

Answer

It appears that the writer of the sentence was in his room, when Srirang suddenly came in. When there is a movement to the inside of a place, we use the preposition into.

Correct : Srirang rushed into my room, panting for breath.

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  1. The commentator seems to be enamoured by

quotes from Shakespeare.

 

Answer

If you are very fond of something, you are enamoured of/with it.

Correct : The commentator seems to be enamoured of quotes from Shakespeare.

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  1. The poor man is beset by difficulties.

 

Answer

You are beset (troubled) by doubts, but with difficulties.

Correct : The poor man is beset with difficulties.

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  1. The weather was not very congenial for him.

 

 

Answer

If something is in agreement with your tastes and nature, it is congenial to you.

Correct : The weather was not very congenial to him.

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