Which preposition?

Using Prepositions in Writing Task 1

Choose the right preposition to complete the sentences below:

  • for
  • of
  • to
  • as
  • by
  • down
  • in
  • over
  • no word

Sentence Completion

  1. The number of sales rose …….. 5,000 from 20,000 to 25,000.
  2. The percentage of boys playing sport was 45% as opposed ……… girls at 30%.
  3. While, the sales fell ……… to 150 in 1990, they rose again to 300 by 2010.
  4. The sales in December accounted …… about 50% of the total annual sales.
  5. There was a downward trend in the number of people visiting online stores ….. a period of three months.

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Comments

  1. By
    To
    Down
    For
    In

  2. by
    to
    No word
    for
    over

  3. Tien Hung Pham says:

    Hi Liz, my answers are 1) by 2) to 3) down 4) for 5) over.
    Thanks

  4. roopesh prasannaraj says:

    by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  5. Priya dharsini says:

    By
    To
    Down
    For
    Over

  6. by
    to
    down
    for
    in

  7. K Abdallah says:

    The preposition are.
    1- by
    2- to
    3- down
    4- no preposition
    5-over

  8. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  9. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5.in

  10. by
    to
    down
    of
    over

  11. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. over

  12. 1. by
    2. to
    3. no word
    4. for
    5. over

  13. Ankita Mudrale says:

    by
    to
    down
    for
    in

  14. 1. By
    2. To
    3. To
    4. For
    5. Over

  15. To
    By
    Down
    For
    For

  16. By.
    To.
    Down.
    For.
    Over

  17. By
    to
    down
    for
    in/over

  18. Nhora Manalo says:

    1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4for
    5.over

  19. Barinderjit Singh says:

    by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  20. by, to, down, for, over

  21. by
    to
    down
    no word
    over

  22. Rahul Sharma says:

    1)by
    2)to
    3)down
    4)for
    5)over

  23. By
    To
    Down
    To
    For

  24. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  25. Mohammed Aamir says:

    1) by
    2) to
    3) down
    4) for
    5) over

  26. Rukshana Shirin says:

    1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  27. pooja brahmbhatt says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. As
    5. Over

  28. 1.by
    2.of
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  29. MD Mahabub Alam says:

    Over
    As
    Down
    No word
    In

  30. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  31. Abdulmajeed says:

    by
    to
    down
    as
    over

  32. a by
    b. to
    c. Down
    d. For
    e. In

  33. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  34. By
    For
    To
    Down
    Over
    In

  35. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. over

  36. by
    to
    down
    no word
    in

  37. for
    over
    down
    in
    in

  38. Mahmoud Salem says:

    By
    To
    down
    For
    Over

  39. 1. As
    2. By
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  40. By
    to
    Down
    For
    Over

  41. to, to, down, for, over

  42. Jasbindar Kaur says:

    1. by
    2. over
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  43. by
    to
    down
    for
    in

  44. Okafor Chinazor says:

    1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  45. alper aydogan says:

    by
    to
    down
    for
    in

  46. Rawia Obida says:

    by/ to/ down/ no word/ over

  47. Bolade Balogun says:

    by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  48. Bolade Balogun says:

    Bolade Balogun 19/12/17
    1)by
    2)to
    3)down
    4)for
    5)over

  49. emir altun says:

    1 ) to
    2 ) to
    3 ) down
    4) for
    5 ) in

  50. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. over

  51. 1. By
    2. To
    3.Down
    4.For
    5.In

  52. HINA AFROZ says:

    1) rose by
    2) opposed to
    3) no word
    4) to
    5) for

  53. Wolf Vieira says:

    1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  54. 1.for
    2.to
    3.down
    4.as
    5.over

  55. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. for

  56. by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  57. 1. No word
    2. to
    3. by
    4. for
    5. In

  58. Firdaus Ginanjar says:

    1. Down
    2. As
    3. In
    4. For
    5. Over

  59. 1.over
    2.as
    3.down
    4.no word
    5.for

  60. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  61. 1-by
    2- to
    3- down
    4- no word
    5- for

  62. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4. for
    5. in/over

  63. By
    To
    Down
    For
    In/ over

  64. Shraddha Patel says:

    1.Over
    2.To
    3.Down
    4.As
    5.For

  65. Naveed Durrani says:

    1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. For
    5. Over

  66. Shafqat Hussain says:

    Over
    To
    Down
    For
    Over

  67. 1.as
    2.to
    3. No word
    4.to
    5.in/over

  68. by
    to
    down
    no words
    over

  69. Rajni Tandel says:

    Answers: 1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. For/over

  70. 1_by
    2_no word
    3_in
    4_for
    5_over

  71. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.no word
    5.in

  72. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  73. To
    Of
    Down
    No word
    In

  74. 1, to
    2, to
    3, no word
    4, for
    5, over

  75. fawad shah says:

    1.By. 2.over. 3.down. 4.as. 5.for.
    Note I have a doubt in ans no:2 we can use OVER rather then TO. Am I right ?please clarify !!
    The percentage of boys playing sport was 45% as opposed …..over… girls at 30%.

  76. ankit bharti says:

    by
    to
    no word
    for
    over

  77. Digvijay singh says:

    By
    To
    Down
    Over
    For

  78. John Wuntu says:

    1. Over
    2. to
    3. down
    4. for
    5. in

  79. Jasvinder Kaur says:

    by
    to
    down
    no words
    over

  80. 1 by
    2 to
    3 down
    4 at
    5 in

  81. by
    to
    down
    for
    in

  82. 1. over 2. to 3. down 4. to 5. in

  83. Wajiha Zubair says:

    By
    To
    Down
    For
    Ovet

  84. JAFAR YASIN SHAIKH says:

    By
    To
    No word
    As
    For

  85. by
    to
    down
    as
    over

  86. by,to,down,no word,in.

  87. Shumet Getahun says:

    Hey Liz, a bit different question on today’s topic-can I access Cambridge preparation books for free?

    Thanks!!

    • This isn’t something I can comment on. I can’t promote people using books for free unless they are published for free. Sorry.

  88. Diana Georgieva says:

    1. by
    2. to
    3. no word
    4. for
    5. over

  89. 1) by
    2)to
    3)no word
    4)at
    5)for

  90. 1. Over
    2.to
    3.down
    4.as
    5.for

  91. Trương Minh Ngọc says:

    By, to, down, no word, in

  92. By, to, down, for, over

  93. by
    To
    Down
    For
    Over

  94. Krishma bade says:

    1)by
    2)to
    3)down
    4)as
    5)for

  95. by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  96. 1. by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.no word
    5.in

  97. 1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  98. Parama Banerjee says:

    1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.for
    5.over

  99. by
    to
    down
    in
    over

  100. 1. By
    2.to
    3.over
    4.for
    5. In

  101. 1.By
    2.To
    3.Down
    4.For
    5.Over

  102. 1. by
    2. to
    3. down
    4. to
    5. for

  103. in
    to
    down
    for
    over

  104. Eman Elshekh says:

    1- No word
    2- of
    3- down
    4- as
    5- over

  105. Mathew Antony says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3 no word
    4 for
    5 for

  106. 1. No word
    2. To
    3. down
    4. for
    5. In

  107. Muhammad Yaseen says:

    1. by
    2. by
    3. down
    4. no word
    5. for

  108. by
    to
    down
    for
    for

  109. 1.in
    2.as
    3.down
    4.no word
    5.over

  110. Olawoye fadekemi says:

    To
    By
    Down
    To
    For

  111. Preeti Teotia says:

    1.by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.to
    5.over

  112. by
    to
    down
    for
    over

  113. Gaurav Gupta says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. In

  114. By
    to
    Down
    For
    Over

  115. Over/to /down /for /in

  116. 1 in
    2 to
    3 down
    4 for
    5 over

  117. 1- by
    2-to
    3-down
    4-for
    5-over

  118. 1 by
    2 to
    3 down
    4 for
    5 over

  119. Arshiya fathima says:

    1.By
    2.To
    3.Down
    4.In
    5.Over

  120. Anju cyriac says:

    1 by
    2 to
    3 down
    4 for
    5 in

  121. 1,by
    2,to
    3, down
    4, for
    5, over.

  122. 1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. In

  123. Jefferson Oghuma says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. In

  124. kalaivanan pullaiannan says:

    1-to
    2-to
    3-down
    4-no word
    5-over

  125. Anupam Kshetri says:

    1. by
    2.to
    3.down
    4.no word
    5.in

  126. 1.DOWN
    2.TO
    3.DOWN
    4.BY
    5.IN

  127. 1) by
    2)to
    3) down
    4)for
    5) in

  128. Bhim Sokhal says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. No word
    5. In

  129. 1-by
    2-of
    3-down
    4-to
    5-for

  130. To
    By
    Down
    As
    In

  131. 1.2
    2.by
    3.down
    4.for
    5.in

  132. 1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. For

  133. Mathew Antony says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. No word
    4 for
    5 for

  134. Assem ismail says:

    1. For
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. No word
    5. In

  135. Abdul Razak says:

    1. By
    2. To
    3. Down
    4. For
    5. For

  136. 1.by
    2.as
    3.down
    4.for
    5.in

  137. 1. by
    2. to
    3. no word
    4. for
    5. in (I potentially could use ‘over’ instead which was not in the options. Could it be wrong?)

    Thanks!

  138. 1.to 2. of 3. down 4. for 5. in

  139. Vishal rana says:

    Answer
    1)by
    2)to
    3)down
    4)for
    5)in

  140. 1-by
    2-to
    3-no word
    4-by
    5-for

  141. By
    To
    Down
    As
    For

  142. satinder singh says:

    by
    as
    No word
    for
    in

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