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German Exercise

On German Verb Phrases With Prepositions

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The following sentences contain verbal phrases with their prepositions missing. See if you can figure out which prepositions go with which verb. Possible prepositions are: an, auf, von, vor, nach, um, zu, über. They can be used more than once. Answers are found on the next page. See lesson on verbal phrases for a review.

1. Dürfte ich Sie _____ eine Tasse Tee bitten?
Could I ask you for a cup of tea?

2. Seit dem Unfall, habe ich nichts _____ Marina gehört.
I haven't heard anything from Marina since the accident.

3. Ich möchte Euch _____ einem Weihnachtsfest einladen.
I would like to invite you to a Christmas party.

4. Ich lache nicht _____ dich!
I'm not laughing at you.

5. Warum hoffst du denn _____ Regen?
Why do you hope for rain?

6. Hat jemand _____ mir gefragt?
Did anybody ask about me?

7. Hast du Angst ______ ihm?
Are you scared of him?

8. Was halten Sie ______ dieser Lehrerin?
What do you think of this teacher?

9. Ich glaube nicht ______ Gespenster.
I do not believe in ghosts.

10. Wie lange wartest du schon ______ Klaus?
How long have you been waiting for Klaus?

11. ______ seiner Frau hat er niemals gesprochen.
He never spoke about his wife.

12. ______ den Krieg konnte er niemals sprechen.
He never could talk about the war.

13. Ich denke oft ______ meine Schulzeit.
I often think about my school days.

14. Wie haben die Touristen ______ diese Katastrophe reagiert?
How did the tourists react over this catastrophe?
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