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4.go for [ ]

Meaning:

Grammar note: object is often "it"

Stylistic note: informal

Subject:

Object of preposition:

Example sentence:

5. stand out Meaning: Subject: _

Example sentence:

III.

G R A M M A R EXERCISES

 

 

 

 

 

A. Fill It In: Prepositions

a n d Particles

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS: Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions or par-

 

ticles. Then play the tape and check your answers.

 

 

Tai Babylonia and Randy Gardner were good

at

fig-

 

ure skating. In fact, they stood

internationally

in the

 

world of ice skating.

 

 

 

 

 

In 1980, they decided to go

 

a Gold Medal in the

 

Olympics. This wasn't going to be easy, because they would have to

 

compete

the Russians, Rodnina and Zaitzev. But Tai

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

and Randy were so" popular, everybody in the United States seemed to

be rooting them.

5

Just before the Olympic Games, Randy fell and the skaters couldn't compete. What a disappointment!

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