Prepositional Phrases

Index

Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words.

1) The book was too high for little David to get it from the top shelf.
REACH
The book
for little David on the top shelf.
2) Peter had to pay for repairing the car.
EXPENSE
The car
.
3) Speaking for my family, I would like to thank you.
BEHALF
I would like to thank you
my family.
4) When I first saw him I thought he was Chinese.
SIGHT
I thought he was Chinese.
5) She got there before the concert started.
TIME
She got there
for the concert.
6) It may rain later so take a raincoat.
CASE
Take a raincoat
later.

Test Answers!

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OUT OF REACH
WAS + OUT + OF + REACH

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This phrase means 'capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all'.

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AT SOMEBODY'S EXPENSE
WAS + REPAIRED + AT + PETER'S + EXPENSE

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This phrase means 'paid for by somebody'.

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ON BEHALF OF
ON + BEHALF + OF

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This phrase means 'as a representative of someone'.

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AT FIRST SIGHT
AT + FIRST + SIGHT

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This phrase means 'on first seeing or meeting someone'.

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IN TIME
IN + TIME

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This phrase means 'not late; with enough time to be able to do something'.

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IN CASE + PRONOUN + VERB
IN + CASE + IT + RAINS

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This phrase means 'for the purpose of being ready for something that might happen'.

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