Interactive grammar exercise (prepositions)
from “Empress Ki” Eps. 35-39

Cloze test
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SeungNyang conceives a child Togon. To cause SeungNyang to miscarry, Tanasiri uses the “Maledictum curse.” But Tal Tal’s help, SeungNyang overcomes the curse, and the curse turns to torment El Temur. While these events are going on, El Temur appoints Wang Yu commander the city garrison. When the soldiers quit rather than serve Wang Yu, he takes in beggars and other men wandering aimlessly the streets. He inspires and gives them hope. Several months later, SeungNyang gives birth her son Ayushiridara, while Wang Yu finally has a small army a hundred well-trained soldiers.

Using the Blood Vow, SeungNyang helps Togon plot El Temur’s overthrow the Empress Dowager, Bayan, and the other governors. The uprising succeeds when Wang Yu and his men open the city gate Bayan’s soldiers. El Temur is deposed and, on Togon’s order, is strangled death. Togon also orders Tanasiri’s death hanging after she refuses to take poison. Togon appoints Bayan Regent and restores Wang Yu King of Koryo.

Togon plans to invest SeungNyang the new Empress. But, the Empress Dowager’s urging, Bayan opposes Togon’s plan. He pressures Togon into marrying his niece. He also persuades Togon to undertake a military quest to restore Yuan’s former glory. These things start SeungNyang’s feud Bayan and the Empress Dowager.