Упражнения к Noun + preposition (reason for, cause of )

Money problem. Lesson one A reading
1 Complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first.


1. What caused the explosion? What was the cause _of the explosion?_

  2. We're trying to solve the problem. We're trying to find a solution ---.


  3. Sue gets on well with her brother. Sue has a good relationship ---.

  4. Prices have gone up a lot. There has been a big increase ---.

  5. I don't know how to answer your question. I can't think of an answer ---.

  6. I don't think that a new road is necessary. I don't think there is any need -   --.

  7. The number of people without jobs fell last month. Last month there was a   fall ---.

  8. Nobody wants to buy shoes like these any more. There is no demand ---.

  9. In what way is your job different from mine? What is the difference ---?



2 Complete the sentences using one of the following nouns + the correct preposition.

  cause / connection / invitation / map / reason / damage / contact / key / pictures / reply


1. On the wall there were some pictures and a _map of_ the world.

  2. Thank you for the --- your party next week.

  3. Since she left home two years ago, she has had little --- her family.

  4. I can't open this door. Have you got a --- the other door?

  5. The --- the fire at the hotel last night is still unknown.

  6. I wrote to Jim last week, but I still haven't received a --- my letter.

  7. The two companies are completely independent. There is no --- them.

  8. Jane showed me some old --- the city as it looked 100 years ago.

  9. Carol has decided to give up her job. I don't know her --- doing this.

  10. It wasn't a bad accident. The --- the car wasn't serious.


3 Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.


  1. There are some differences _between_ British and American English.

  2. Everything can be explained. There's a reason --- everything.

  3. If I give you the camera, can you take a photograph --- me?

  4. Money isn't the solution --- every problem.

  5. There has been an increase --- the amount of traffic using this road.

  6. When I opened the envelope, I was delighted to find a cheque --- 500       pounds.

  7. The advantage --- having a car is that you don't have to rely on public     transport.

  8. There are many advantages --- being able to speak a foreign language.

  9. When Paul left home, his attitude --- his parents seemed to change.

  10. Bill and I used to be good friends but I don't have much contact --- him now.

  11. There has been a sharp rise --- the cost of living in the past few years.

  12. I'm sorry I haven't written to you for so long. The reason --- this is that I've been ill.

  13. What was Emma's reaction --- the news?

  14. Ken showed me a photograph --- the house where he lived as a child.

  15. The company has rejected the workers' demands --- a rise pay.

  16. What was the answer --- question 3 in the test?

  17. The fact that Jane was offered a job has no connection --- the fact that her cousin is the managing director.






  2 to the problem


  3 with her brother


  4 in prices


  5 to your question


  6 for a new road


  7 in the number of people without jobs


  8 for shoes like these any more


  9 between your job and mine





  2 invitaion to


  3 contact with


  4 key to


  5 cause of


  6 reply to


  7 connection between


  8 pictures of


  9 reason for


  10 damage to





  2 for 

  3 of 

  4 to

   5 in 

  6 for 

  7 of

   8 in or to

   9 to or towards

   10 with 

  11 in

   12 for 

  13 to 

  14 of

   15 for a rise in pay

   16 to 

  17 with


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