Prepositional Phrases - In, On, Out and Under (22)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    Some people have clean bedrooms. Mine has been ..... a state of disorder since I was a teenager.
  • 2
    We are attempting to eliminate redundancies within the company and your position has been identified as one of those redundancies. ..... other words, Brian, we are going to have to let you go.
  • 3
    I am so sick of living next to a train. It goes by my house every hour, ..... the hour, from 2 AM until 6 AM. It wakes me up every night.
  • 4
    Today, police caught a wanted murderer who had been ..... the run for over two years.
  • 5
    You have only completed two reports, Cecil? You need to kick it ..... gear and do at least four more by lunch if you don't want to get behind.
  • 6
    I know you are mad at your mom for talking to your girlfriend about your relationship. She just did it ..... of love; she knows you won't talk to your girlfriend about what you told Mom and she thought it would help your relationship.
  • 7
    My husband was having some problems at work so the director decided to take him ..... his wing and teach him everything he knows. Now, things are going a lot better.
  • 8
    I can't talk to you over the telephone about this. I think this is a conversation we should have ..... person, don't you?
  • 9
    We are going to turn him in to the police. ..... no account will someone get away with stealing from this company just because we are afraid of some bad publicity.
  • 10
    What did you think you were doing? Because of your actions over the past week, the whole business deal is now ..... jeopardy!

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