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This exercise practises uses of verbs which can be followed by different prepositions, each time with a different meaning. This exercise looks at the verbs speak and swear. Each verb is used five times. Choose from the prepositions listed below and put the verb in the correct form.

about, at (2), by, for, on (2), off, to (2)

1. Alan (1) ginseng. He takes it every day and claims that it has kept him healthy for the last 20 years.

2. I've (2) alcohol completely. I'm not going to drink another drop as long as I live.

3. At the conference I'm going to (3) the latest developments in mobile technology.

4. I saw a boy throwing stones at the ducks in the park. When I told him to stop, he (4) me and ran off. Children have no respect for anyone these days.

5. Personally, I don't think the plan will work, but I can't (5) the others. You'll just have to ask them.

6. I've had a look at your work and I'm not very happy with your progress. I need to (6) you later.

7. Look, I had nothing to do with the bank robbery. I wasn't there. I (7) my mother's grave that I wasn't involved.

8. Can we meet sometime tomorrow? We need to (8) the wedding arrangements and the guest list.

9. I (9) you that I will always love you and take care of you for the rest of my life.

10. The problem with Mandy is that she tends to (10) you as if you're a child and doesn't always realise that she needs to listen as well.