Assam HSLC EXAM questions of the last 23 years on prepositions are solved.Some additional important practice questions and answers are also added at the end.
Use of Prepositions
HSLC Exam Questions
Choose the right preposition from those given in brackets.
1. HSLC EXAM 1998
a. Do not boast of your wealth. (of/in/for)
b. The lame man lives by begging. (with/from/by)
c. He often suffers from illness. (in/from/with)
d. I bought this pen for five rupees. (by/for/with)
e. Shoes are made of leather. (of/from/with)
f. The student was sure of success. (to/in/of)
2. HSLC EXAM 1999
a. I warned him against driving so fast. (for/on/against)
b. The blind man lives by begging. (by/with/on)
c. Always beware of false friends. (from/of/with)
d. A greedy man hankers after money. (after/for/in)
e. He sent the letter by hand. (by/with/in)
f. The tiger lives on flesh. (by/on/with)
3. HSLC EXAM 2000
a. The ship was bound for India. (to/of/for)
b. Virtue consists in speaking the truth. (in/of/on)
c. I was amazed at his conduct. (at/by/in)
4. HSLC EXAM 2001
a. She is gifted with a sweet voice. (of/to/with)
b. I can't agree to your proposal. (at/to/with)
c. I have great regard for my teachers. (for/in/to)
5. HSLC EXAM 2002
a. I am satisfied with your work. (by/with/at)
b. The boy was charged with stealing. (for/of/with)
c. You should be polite to your seniors. (to/with/for)
d. I have a distaste for Pop music. (in/for/of)
6. HSLC EXAM 2003
a. Gandhi was convicted of lying. (of/for/to)
b. The labourer lives from hand to mouth. (by/from/for)
c. I warned him against driving so fast. (of/from/against)
d. Always beware of false friends. (from/at/of)
e. Great books deal with human problems. (of/with/in)
f. The teacher was annoyed with me. (at/from/with)
7. HSLC EXAM 2004
a. Socrates had no desire for wealth or comfort. (for/of/towards)
b. Pay attention to what your teacher says. (at/in/to)
c. He is satisfied with his job. (at/with/in)
d. I am indebted to you for your help. (with/at/to)
e. Assam is rich in minerals. (in/for/with)
f. One should be conscious of one's faults. (about/of/at)
8. HSLC EXAM 2005
a. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/for/by)
b. There is an exception to every rule. (on/to/in)
c. You should not boast of your wealth. (of/in/for)
d. Mr Sarma presided over the meeting. (on/at/of)
e. She prefers tea to cold drinks. (for/than/to)
f. Nobody in the class could compete with Raju. (against/with/to)
9. HSLC EXAM 2006
a. I can't part with this book. (with/of/from)
b. I was surprised at his behavior. (with/by/at)
c. He will come back in an hour. (by/at/in)
d. The lame man lives by begging. (by/with/on)
e. Do not run after money. (for/after/at)
f. She was tired of waiting for him. (with/by/of)
10. HSLC EXAM 2007
a. The train is bound for Howrah. (to/at/for)
b. One should not boast of one's wealth. (of/for/at)
c. My sister excels in dancing. (at/in/by)
d. That man is devoid of common sense. (of/in/from)
e. This film is suitable for children. (to/with/for)
f. The girl parted from her parents in tears. (with/from/by)
11. HSLC EXAM 2008
a. Do not boast of your wealth. (for/of/in)
b. The ship was bound for India. (to/for/of)
c. He goes to school by bus. (in/by/with)
d. He has been suffering from fever. (with/by/from)
e. Assam is rich in minerals. (with/for/in)
f. I prefer tea to cold drinks. (to/from/than)
12. HSLC EXAM 2009
a. Shoes are made of leather. (with/of/by)
b.I can't agree to your proposal. (to/with/on)
c. The man repented of his past misdeeds. (for/at/of)
d. She is gifted with a sweet voice. (by/of/with)
e. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/by/for)
f. Always beware of false friends. (with/whom/of)
13. HSLC EXAM 2010
a. What is the time by your watch? (in/on/by)
b. This is a quotation from Milton. (of/from/by)
c. You should provide well for your children. (for/to/of)
d. He has not yet recovered from his illness. (by/of/from)
e. He sympathised with me in my sorrow. (to/with/for)
f. The old man is hard of hearing. (of/for/in)
14. HSLC EXAM 2011
a. There was a noise of children at play. (in/on/at)
b. Her mother is on the town council. (in/on/over)
c. The teacher knows his students by name. (with/by/for)
d. Babysitters are a boon to parents. (for/upon/to)
15. HSLC EXAM 2012
a. I met him on the street. (in/at/on)
b. Please pay attention to your studies. (for/to/on)
c. He is an authority on science. (of/for/in)
d. The teacher is in full control over the class. (of/over/in)
16. HSLC EXAM 2013
a. Happiness consists in speaking the truth. (of/in/for)
b. One should be honest in dealing with fellowmen. (on/in/at)
17. HSLC EXAM 2014
a. She is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)
b. The burden seemed too much for him. (to/for/on)
18. HSLC EXAM 2015
a. Health is preferable to wealth. (than/for/to)
b. He is angry with his naughty sister. (at/with/upon)
19. HSLC EXAM 2016
a. The cow lives on grass. (by/from/on)
b. He lives from hand to mouth. (on/from/by)
c. He is appointed to the post. (in/to/at)
d. She is junior to me by three years. (to/from/than)
20. HSLC EXAM 2017
a. We go to school by bus. (in/with/by)
b. I am senior to your sister. (than/to/from)
c. The president presided over the meeting. (in/over/at)
d. She excels in dancing. (at/in/by)
21. HSLC EXAM 2018
a. He always runs after money. (at/for/after)
b. Flour is made from wheat. (of/from/with)
c. Write your answers in black ink. (with/by/in)
d. The cow lives on grass. (on/upon/with)
22. HSLC EXAM 2019
a. This train is bound for Delhi. (to/upon/for)
b. Assam is rich in minerals. (for/in/about)
c. I met him on the street. (in/on/upon)
d. Happiness consists in speaking the truth. (of/in/at)
23. HSLC EXAM 2020
a. They are satisfied with your work. (by/at/with)
b. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/by/at)
c. Rita excels in dancing. (at/by/in)
d. He is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)
Some More Important Prepositions for Students:
1. I am fond of sweets.
2. I didn't respond to the roll-call.
3. The answer to this question is easy.
4. I appealed to him for help.
5. He is delighted with the result.
6. I am deprived of everything.
7. I am glad at your success.
8. He hinted at the trouble.
9. I have no hope of or for success.
10. The patient is now free from danger.
11. He is the heir to his brother's property.
12. He hesitates at nothing.
13. The book is of no use.
14. This book varies from that book.
15. He is well versed in Sanskrit.
16. I am thankful to you for your help.
17. He is used to such hardships.
18. I shall call at your house sometime.
19. Please call in a doctor.
20. I shall call on you tomorrow.
21. Carry on your work.
22. I am waiting for you.
23. He is worthy of praise.
24. I have talked to him.
25. Don't stare at me.
26. This idea is similar to that.
27. He retired from service.
28. He took revenge on me.
29. He rewarded me with a book.
30. He is qualified for the post.
31. Everybody longs for or after happiness.
32. The boy is loyal to the teacher.
33. Don't judge anything by its appearance.
34. He dedicated the book to his father.
35. He is preparing for the examination.