PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

QUIZ # 03

Gratefully Pilfered and Modified from http://esl.about.com

Level : Upper Intermediate

Use each phrase only once. Click on the arrow to check your answer

at a disadvantage, at first, at once, by accident, by heart, by no means, for now, for the moment, from my point of view, from now on, under age, under guarantee, under no obligation, under suspicion, without fail...

 

01.  The local police were interviewing three men last night. We think they may be for yesterday's robbery.

       = şüphe altında, zanlı... Örnekler: Anthrax attacks investigation put a US-citizen scientist under suspicion... One of the company directors was also under suspicion about how much he knew before the firm's collapse...

02.  I'll make sure your instructions are followed .

     = derhal, hemen... ("all at once" = hepsi birden aynı anda, kavramı ile karıştırmayınız: Don't do it all at once: go step by step...)

03.  Because of his short stature and slender build, he is clearly when it comes to taking part in contact sports...

     = dezavantajlı durumda...

04.  I'm sure he didn't mean to break your vase. It must have happened .

     = kazaen, kaza sonucu...

05.  Remember you are to buy the product. Take it home and try it out for a week. If you don't like it, you can just return it to the store.

      = zorunluluk taşımıyor...

06.  , Güneş comes to every session right on time.

      = herzaman için... aksi olmaksızın...

07.  It is an easy test. Make sure that you cram for it real hard!

      = asla, hiçbir biçimde... (NOT: "cram" = ineklemek... "real" : "sınav İngilizcesi açısından bu kullanım "argo" sayılır; belirteç/zarf biçimi olan "really" tercih edilmelidir.)

08.  I guess we'll just have to wait for a response .

      = şimdilik... (NOT: Daha kullanışlı bir deyim: "for the time being" veya "for the moment")

09.  he considered looking for a new job, but then he decided to try a few more months in his current position.

      = önceleri... başlangıçta...

10 I'm afraid we can't do anything about that .

      = şimdilik...

11 I'm afraid you can't enter this bar because you are .

      = yasal yaşın altında, "reşit" değil...

12 They learned all their lines for the play .

      = ezbere, ezberden... (to learn by heart = ezbere öğrenmek... to know by heart = ezbere bilmek...)

13 We're going to have to concentrate on improving customer service .

      = bana kalırsa, benim açımdan, benim bakış açımla = the way I look at it...

14 Don't worry about the stereo. It's still so we can get it fixed.

      = garantisi bitmedi, sürüyor...

15 , I want you to focus on improving your grades at school. Otherwise, we'll have to cancel this summer's plans.

      = bundan böyle, şimdiden itibaren...

         

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