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1. The elderly man prepared himself for a life _____ retirement.

I know 'after' is better, but is 'of' grammatically acceptable?

2. Do you take his word _____ mine?

against

3. Rohini is very concerned _____ her father's health.

about

4. Altaf had many books and papers scattered all ____ the room.

over

5. The Phoenix is a legendary bird that rises ______ its ashes.

from

6. The police pulled the briefcase from ___ the table.

beside; seems awkward but cant the suitcase be placed beside the table??

7. The mob rushed onto the pavement, everyone seemed angry ____ everyone else.

with

8. The old woman looked _____ the cupboard, searching for the photograph.

into

Please correct me if I am wrong anywhere.

Thanks.

regards,

Ritwik
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1. "of" could work to show the type of life, even those life of retirement is a bit strange, but use "after"
6. from "under" the table
1. The elderly man prepared himself for a life __ retirement.

I know 'after' is better, but is 'of' grammatically acceptable? Yes. I would say so.

2. Do you take his word __ mine?

against Or over. or would be good, but it's not a preposition!

3. Rohini is very concerned _____ her father's health.

about

4. Altaf had many books and papers scattered all __ the room.

over

5. The Phoenix is a legendary bird that rises ______ its ashes.

from

6. The police pulled the briefcase from __ the table.

beside; seems awkward but cant the suitcase be placed beside the table??
Many prepositions are possible here. under was probably the expected answer.

7. The mob rushed onto the pavement, everyone seemed angry ____ everyone else.

with

8. The old woman looked __ the cupboard, searching for the photograph.

into
All OK except as noted in blue above.
CJ
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Thanks a lot once again.

1. Is "of" gramatically acceptable?

6. But, as I said, I agree with your answer but the thing is that the position of the suitcase is arbitrary. In that case can it be placed beside a table?
Thanks a lot Jim for those answers.
from beside is possible, see at Google Gooks


search with:
"pulled * from beside the"
* is a catch-all, quotation marks are necessary
http://books.google.com/books?q=%22pulled+*+from+beside+the%22+&btnG=Search+Books
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Marius Hancufrom beside is possible, see at Google Gooks



search with:

"pulled * from beside the"

* is a catch-all, quotation marks are necessary

http://books.google.com/books?q=%22pulled+*+beside+the%22+&btnG=Search+Books
That was really helpful. Thanks!
Thanks m8

I think 6 would be under

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