Preposition | Grammar | English

In this blog we shall learn the parts of speech with Preposition, along with exercises and solutions for practice.

Preposition :

A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

Examples:

  • The bird is flying in the sky.

  • He poured the hot milk into the glass.

  • The pen fell off the table.

Features of Preposition:

  • A preposition is usually followed by a noun or pronoun.

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    Some prepositions tell you about position or place.

    1. We watch movies on Saturdays.

    2. We watched the Olympics games until 1:00 a.m.

    3. The students study during exams.

    4. We always wash fruits before eating.

    5. We wake up early in the morning.

    6. We watch news at night.

    7. It’s always cold in winter.

    8. The program starts at six in the evening.

    9. He took the job in 1985.

    10. The boy arrived after his mother.

    11. I had no holidays for four weeks.

    12. Lucy and Yohan had been in the same class since first grade.

  • Exercise 1 :  Underline the prepositions in the following sentences.

    1. The child fell off the ladder.

    2. We have breakfast at 9:00 A.M.

    3. Jiya was born on a Tuesday.

    4. There are twelve months in a year.

    5. Joy is running after his cat.

    6. Many people were waiting at the station.

    7. He received a letter from the lawyer.

    8. He was still in office.

    9. The children were playing since morning.

    10. One must think twice before speaking.

(Answers: 1. off; 2. at; 3. on; 4. in; 5. after; 6. at; 7. from; 8. in; 9. since; 10. before)

  • Exercise 2: Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions given below:

(near , by , on , at , between , in , around , into , up , behind)

    1. The school bus arrived ________ 9:00 A.M.

    2. The students were playing ________  the park.

    3. There is a clock  ________  the wall.

    4. There are trees ________  the house.

    5. The poor an was sitting ________  fire.

    6. The rat is hiding ________  bookshelf.

    7. Joy climbed ________  the tree.

    8. The teacher divided the sweets ________ us.

    9. He jumped ________ the pool.

    10. You should not go too ________ the edge.

(Answers: 1. at; 2. in; 3. on; 4. around; 5. near; 6. behind; 7. on; 8. between; 9. in; 10. near)

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