Prepositional Phrases - With, Within, Without (1)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    ..... reference to your question at the meeting, we have to stick to the deadline and there are no exceptions. I just spoke with head office and they won't budge.

  • 2

    His project was met ..... success and he couldn't be happier. The CEO now wants to give him a raise.

  • 3

    We've discussed this issue a lot and we've decided that, ..... a doubt, you are to blame for the assembly line problems, and we have to let you go as a result.

  • 4

    ..... regard to your previous letters, we cannot refund your money because you signed a contract that is binding.

  • 5

    You don't have to drive. The mall is ..... walking distance and it's a beautiful day. I would walk if I were you.

  • 6

    I have to announce, ..... regret, that we will have to downsize and some of you will be without a job by the end of this quarter.

  • 7

    He knew his dream was ..... reach now. He'd worked so hard for so long that he almost couldn't believe he was going to reap the rewards of his efforts soon.

  • 8

    I really need a break now. I've worked, ..... a break, for more than six hours. That's against the law and I'm taking a break whether you like it or not!

  • 9

    The budget went through ..... a hitch. It really helps when you spend a lot of time planning something.

  • 10

    I couldn't have succeeded in this venture ..... the help of my employees. They are just great!

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