Preposition+noun

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  1. ____ theory the flight from Olbia to Bologna only last one hour, ____ practice it always takes me four hours to go home.
    In theory the flight from Olbia to Bologna only last one hour, in practice it always takes me four hours to go home.
  2. You're expected to pay your purchase ____ advance in almost every coffee shop nowadays.
    You're expected to pay your purchase in advance in almost every coffee shop nowadays.
  3. When I break something like a glass I use to say that I didn't do it ____ purpose, and my mother usually replies: 'No, you didn't. In fact, you did it for real!'
    When I break something like a glass I use to say that I didn't do it on purpose, and my mother usually replies: 'No, you didn't. In fact, you did it for real!'
  4. I can still remember some of the poems my teacher made us learn ____ heart when I was in primary school.
    I can still remember some of the poems my teacher made us learn by heart when I was in primary school.
  5. If I want to be prepared for my exam, I need to finish reading my notes for the second time by the end of the week ____ the latest.
    If I want to be prepared for my exam, I need to finish reading my notes for the second time by the end of the week at the latest.
  6. Sometimes I buy something that's not on my list because I see the bargain _____ chance when I'm getting around the shop.
    Sometimes I buy something that's not on my list because I see the bargain by chance when I'm getting around the shop.
  7. I saw the second hijacked plane hitting the South Tower of the WTC live ____ the news on 9/11.
    I saw the second hijacked plane hitting the South Tower of the WTC live on the news on 9/11.
  8. I wasn't aware of the protest of the workers in the food industry because it wasn't ____ the news these days - nor on TV or in the newspapers.
    I wasn't aware of the protest of the workers in the food industry because it wasn't in the news these days - nor on TV or in the newspapers.
  9. I don't know how to help my friend. She's always _____ a bad mood.
    I don't know how to help my friend. She's always in a bad mood.
  10. I was worried to be late, but I managed to take the train ____ the end because of a delay.
    I was worried to be late, but I managed to take the train in the end because of a delay.
  11. I phoned my cousin instead of my friend _____ mistake.
    I phoned my cousin instead of my friend by mistake.
  12. I wasted a morning opening all the directories ____ nothing. The file was in his own box.
    I wasted a morning opening all the directories for nothing. The file was in his own box.
  13. My friend and her ex-boyfriend broke up 2 years ago, but they are still _____ good terms.
    My friend and her ex-boyfriend broke up 2 years ago, but they are still on good terms.
  14. I don't wear furs ____ principle. It is cruel what they do to animals.
    I don't wear furs on principle. It is cruel what they do to animals.
  15. _____ principle, we have agreed to repair the door, but I need to work out the details.
    In principle, we have agreed to repair the door, but I need to work out the details.
  16. They were heavily ____ debt, this is the reason why they've closed down.
    They were heavily in debt, this is the reason why they've closed down.
  17. In Italy it's _____ the law to smoke inside public buildings, restaurants, and coffee shops.
    In Italy it's against the law to smoke inside public buildings, restaurants, and coffee shops.
  18. _____ a rule I'm usually up by 7.30 in the morning.
    As a rule I'm usually up by 7.30 in the morning.

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Preposition+noun
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