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German Exercise

On German Verb Phrases With Prepositions


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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