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royljc

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Don't miss this opportunity ...
« on: December 04, 2010, 11:07:16 PM »
Hi Joe,

Here is another one. I thought the correct answer of the following question is on instead of of as indicated underneath the question. Please help. Thanks in advance.

10. Don't miss this opportunity _______ traveling to Japan.
a) at
b) to
c) of
d) on

source: http://www.dailylearningtips.com/exams/toefl-grammar-test-8.htm

Joe Carillo

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Re: Don't miss this opportunity ...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 11:13:42 AM »
The answer couldn’t be “on,” for in the sentence “Don’t miss this opportunity on traveling to Japan,” the preposition “on” indicates the location of something or a position in close proximity to something. A positional relationship isn’t the intended sense in that sentence, though; the correct sense is to indicate belonging or a possessive relationship between the noun “opportunity” and the phrase “traveling to Japan” as object of the preposition. That sense is correctly supplied by the preposition “of”:  “Don’t miss this opportunity of traveling to Japan.”