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A phrase is a group of words.
Phrases can be used as prepositions.
We can call such phrases as 'phrasal prepositions' or 'phrase prepositions'.
Here is a small quiz based on phrasal prepositions.
by dint of
by means of
by reason of
by virtue of
by way of
for the sake of
in accordance with
in addition to
in behalf of
on behalf of
in case of
in comparison to
in compliance with
in consequence of
in course of
in favor of
in front of
in lieu of
in order to
in place of
in reference to
in regard to
in spite of
in the event of
on account of
with a view to
with an eye to
with reference to
with regard to
Note: Some of these phrasal prepositions have become slightly obsolete. The sentence box below has only commonly used phrase prepositions.
1. A mistake ____ the name does nothing, when we are certain of the person .
2. Cut your coat ___ to your cloth.
3. The wisdom of many doctors ___ the healing art is poor.
4. A patient should combat his disease, ____ the doctors.
5. A low land can become a marsh ____ poor drainage.
6. I shall ever try to drive all evils ____ my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart . (Gitanjali) .
7. A modest person does not seek publicity ____ his dignity.
8. Governors and Presidents can face impeachment ___ their lasciviousness.
9. Police have to use force ___ violence.
10. Did Obama become President ___ his merit?
11. A Government can borrow from its people ___ , printing new notes. The first step does not increase money supply and inflation.
12. The Company distributed free drinks ___ introduction.
13. We do not, sometimes, succeed ___ our best efforts.
14. The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, ____ strengthen his character thereby. (Milton) .
15. The Government may offer an unemployment allowance ___ a job.
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