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Preposition Exercises

"A preposition is a term that comes preceding the nouns or pronouns to convey its connection to another term/word, as well as to show places, positions, and timings."

Preposition Exercises

When a preposition is used incorrectly, it can completely alter the connotation or meaning of the sentences. For example, 'Please don't scream at us: calm down and talk properly' implies anger, whereas 'He shouted at us from the upstairs window' implies that someone is trying to be heard. Changing the prepositions alters the meaning of the phrase. That is how important the job of the preposition is. Prepositions are correctly used by people who have a good command of the English language.

Some of the major forms of prepositions are;

1. Preposition of Place

These prepositions are utilized to show how one object is related to another. On, at, in, inside, over, against, and below are several common place prepositions.

2. Preposition of Direction

These prepositions indicate the movements or directions of something. Few of the typical direction prepositions include to, from, up, down, into, over, under, and through.

3. Preposition of Time

A preposition of time is a type which enables you to describe a certain time, like a specific day or the exact time something occurs or so on. Prepositions of time and place prepositions of place are similar terms/words, though these can be employed in various ways. Some typical instances of this type of preposition include at, in, and on.

Preposition Exercises

Below are a few of the preposition exercises that can help you understand the concept of prepositions better. So, practice and get a hold of the concept.

Preposition Exercises

Preposition Exercises- Part 1

Please fill in the blanks with the appropriate prepositions;

  1. He lives ________ Ahmedabad.
  2. They prefer to stay _______ a farmhouse.
  3. The rat ran ____ the hole.
  4. They go to university _____ walk.
  5. It is advisable to stay inside _____ the hurricanes.
  6. The kids fought ________ themselves
  7. Everyone cheered _____ Reema _______ her success.
  8. The instructor insisted ________ completing the drawing before leaving the class.
  9. They are not familiar ______ this subject.
  10. He is very angry ________ us.
  11. Who was he talking ______?
  12. Eskimo reside _____ the igloo.
  13. I purchased this cycle _______ two thousand rupees.
  14. The supervisor is dissatisfied _______ his performance.
  15. You have to walk _________ the door to exit this hall.

Note: Don't have a look at the answers without trying, do make an attempt.

Answers (Preposition Exercises Part - 1)

  1. in
  2. on
  3. to
  4. by
  5. during
  6. among
  7. For/on
  8. on
  9. with
  10. with
  11. to
  12. in
  13. for
  14. with
  15. towards

Preposition Exercises - Part 2

Please select the correct preposition to make meaningful sentences.

1. They went________ the mall.

  1. to
  2. at
  3. in

2. They reside ________ a small clustered town.

  1. on
  2. at
  3. in

3. She has taken the comb __________ the drawer.

  1. in
  2. at
  3. from

4. Please put your bags and belonging _____________ the table.

  1. in
  2. at
  3. on

5. We can only hope _____ the best.

  1. to
  2. at
  3. for

6. Someone is knocking _________ the entrance door.

  1. in
  2. at
  3. from

7. She was born __________ Chennai.

  1. at
  2. in
  3. on

8. There is an error ___________ the last line of the first paragraph.

  1. on
  2. with
  3. in

9. This furniture is made _______ pure teak wood.

  1. by
  2. of
  3. in

10. There is something ____________ the curtains.

  1. inside
  2. in
  3. behind

Note: Please try the exercise at your own end before seeing the answers.

Answers - Part 2 Preposition Exercises

  1. to
  2. in
  3. from
  4. on
  5. for
  6. at
  7. in
  8. in
  9. of
  10. behind

Preposition Exercises - Part 3

Pick or select the appropriate preposition from the choices given.

  1. Is he connected (with/to) you?
  2. She walked (in/into) the hall.
  3. The cop aimed the gun (at/on) the robber.
  4. The puppy is sleeping (in/under) the chair.
  5. The villagers killed the reptile (by/with) a rod.
  6. Everyone stared (at/to) Disha.
  7. Our teacher is expert (in/to) French.
  8. They complained (for/against) us.
  9. The shop owner deals( with/for) his clients very nicely.
  10. The committee comprises(in/of) 4 members.

Answers: Preposition Exercises Part 3

  1. to
  2. into
  3. at
  4. under
  5. with
  6. at
  7. in
  8. against
  9. with
  10. of

You can easily master the prepositions by reading, practicing, and understanding their usage. You can read blogs, do practice exercises, watch videos, and so on. So, combine the learning styles that you are comfortable in and master the skill of preposition.

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