Prepositional Phrases - In, On, Out and Under (23)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    Johnny is definitely ..... of favor with the boss after the boss caught him hitting on his wife at the barbeque.
  • 2
    Larry recently moved out of his old apartment. He now lives ..... the outskirts of the city, where housing is a bit cheaper.
  • 3
    Did you hear about Karen and David's house? It went up ..... flames while they were away on vacation. Apparently, they left their oven on while they were gone.
  • 4
    Hi, Dave? This is Gina. What is the name of that band we saw three weeks ago? Their name is right ..... the tip of my tongue, but I can't think of it. I was going to tell Justine to go see them, and I realized I'd forgotten the name.
  • 5
    After Sam's and Jennifer's parents banned them from seeing each other, they met ..... secret. They were in love.
  • 6
    I can definitely see your point, Tom. ..... the other hand, I think Sam's argument about the product harming the environment is the one our company has to focus on right now.
  • 7
    James, I was wondering if I could have a word with you ..... private? It's about that analysis you completed for me.
  • 8
    This award goes to Anthony Madison ..... recognition of his third-quarter achievements.
  • 9
    I wouldn't invest in that company, Derrick. They've been ..... the brink of bankruptcy for several years now, and nothing leads me to believe they will get out of that position anytime soon.
  • 10
    Another reason I wouldn't invest is that they've been ..... investigation for three years now for defrauding customers.

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