1 Choose adjectives from the ones given below and an appropriate preposition to complete the sentences. Give alternatives if they are possible.
afraid angry concerned pleased sorry
1 You realise I'm not you, don't you? It wasn't your fault.
2 I'm really the mistake, but I had problems with the computer.
3 You're looking very yourself! Have you won some money?
4 She was quite the decision and wrote a letter of complaint.
5 Small children can be terribly the dark.
6 I was the success of our money-raising efforts.
7 I feel so the parents of the children who were killed in the accident.
8 The government has become increasingly the dangerous levels of exhaust pollution in city centres.
9 When the fighting broke out, Sarah was her father who was in the capital city at the time.
10 Most of the newspaper seems to be sport.
2 Rewrite these sentences using good followed by an appropriate preposition. Make any other changes that might be needed.
1 At school I always did well at maths. At school I was always good at maths.
2 Scientist now say that butter is healthy. Scientists now say...
3 The election result benefits democracy. The election result...
4 The children in the family I was staying with treated me well. The children In the -family...
5 I like cooking because I do it well. I like cooking...
6 As she worked well with animals, she became a vet. As she...
7 When he found the money that the old lady had lost, he felt pleased. When He -found the
money that the old laxly had lost, he.. .
3 Correct the sentences where necessary.
1 You will be answerable for the court with any lies you have told.
2 She felt terribly anxious for have to sing in front of such a large audience.
3 I'm always glad for an opportunity to go to Paris. I'm particularly keen about go to the galleries.
4 After she lost her job, Jean spent months feeling sorry about herself. But she was good to hide her emotions, and nobody realised how unhappy she was.
5 Peter is certainly capable of do the job, so he should take it if he thinks it's right about him.
How are these pairs of adjective + prepositions different in meaning? Try to include them in sentences to show how the meaning is different. Use a dictionary if necessary.
unfair of / unfair on frightened of / frightened for wrong about / wrong of