1 to, 2 under, 3 by, 4 for, 5 on, 6 to, 7 at, 8 at, 9 into, 10 to, 11 in, 12 for, 13 under, 14 below, 15 at, 16 at, 17 among.
1 for, 2 by, 3 to, 4 by, 5 by, 6 for, 7 at, 8 during, 9 on, 10 at,11 for, 12 to, 13 on, 14 into, 15 at, 16 at, 17 for
1 Since refers to the beginning of a period; for is used to say how long something lasts.
2 Beside refers to place, it means ‘naast’; besides means ‘naast / behalve’.
3 During is used to say when something happens; for is used to say how long something lasts.
4 Both means ‘behalve’, but ‘except’ excludes and ‘besides’includes.
1 During the expedition the temperature was often forty degrees below zero. / … minus forty (degrees).
2 The turnover in the months of May and June was below average.
3 We will / shall never be able to compete with / against big / large store chains.
4 He applied for a job abroad.
5 She has worked / has been working for / with this company for ten years (already).
6 From 1 January / January 1 / 1st January / January 1st the petrol price / price of petrol will be raised / increased by 2.5 per cent.
7 The questions are at the bottom of the page.
8 Hundreds of people congratulated him on his gold medal.
9 We always send the books cash on delivery / send the books COD.
10 The works council did not agree to the cutbacks.
11 The laptops were offered at a 20% discount / less 20% discount / at a discount of 20%.
12 He gave / has given wrong information on purpose / deliberately. / He deliberately gave / has given …
13 He sold his shares at a profit.
14 There is an increasing demand for consumer durables.
15 I am looking for my diary.
16 They took a mortgage to buy / in order to buy a house. / … so as to buy a house.
17 He asked / inquired after my health.
18 The employees demanded, among other things, a safe working environment.
19 This firm is known for its excellent / first-rate service.
20 Last year we exported forty tons / tonnes of potatoes. / We … last year.
21 He did not feel at ease among strangers.
22 In all probability / In all likelihood his collection of paintings will be auctioned.
23 Every three weeks he goes abroad to / in order to inspect hotels.
24 The baby was called after her grandmother.
25 I am going to Belgium at the weekend. / At the weekend I …
26 The village of Mousehole is / lies in the county of Cornwall.
27 As a teacher of English he visited the Isle of Wight with a group of pupils / students.
28 In the sale(s) many / a lot of articles / items are sold below cost price.
1 into this country: into is used when we talk about direction.
2 Two mistakes:
besides means ‘behalve’.
on the plane: ‘on’ is used for means of public transport.
3 into French: the expression is ‘translate into’.
5 on her promotion: the expression is ‘congratulate on’.
6 below sea level: because the meaning is ‘lower than’ but not in a vertical direction.
7 for ten years: ‘for’ is used to say how long something lasts.
8 Besides cigars: ‘besides’ includes; ‘except’ excludes.
9 bottle of: After a quantity noun such as ‘bottle’ of is used.
10 for six months: ‘for’ is used to say how long something lasts.
12 Two mistakes:
by: the expression is ‘by … per cent’.
2.5 (no comma): English uses a full stop before decimals.
14 Two mistakes:
town of Douglas: Of is used after ‘town’.
the Isle of Man: Of is used after ‘isle’.
1 for, 2 for, 3 to / in order to / so as to, 4 to