Use of English Exercises, Practice for Cambridge First Certificate
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A Confusion of Identity


Complete with the missing prepositions.


Mr Carl Racey is a used car dealer ................. the Midlands of England, ................. Birmingham. Some months ago he bought secondhand a seven-metre high statute ................. King Kong, the well-known Hollywood monster gorilla.

Mr Racey decided ................. give his company another name. He would name it ................. the statue and call it, The King Kong Kar Kompany.

The day after he opened his business ................. the new name, Mr Racey got a letter ................. the Business Names Section ................. the Department ................. Trade and Industry. They told him he was not allowed ................. use the name King Kong. They said it gave the impression that he was patronised ................. the Royal Family, that the Queen and her relations were his customers.

Mr Racey was most upset. He said he would complain ................. the Queen. He explained, "There wasn't the slightest chance ................. confusion. I had the gorilla ................. the roof of the garage and he was dressed ................. ................. Santa Claus. There wasn't any way he could be mistaken ................. a member ................. the Royal Family."

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