Preposition in Grammar
A Preposition is a word, which is placed before the a Noun to show the relation in which the person or things denoted by the Noun stands to something else.
- We walked round the lake.
The famous park is behind the statue.
We watch our school bus at 7 A.M.
Preposition show a relation between a Noun or Pronoun and another word in the sentence. They are usually placed before a Noun or Pronoun.
- My father bought this house in 1986.
The final watch was on Saturday.
This accident happened on Tuesday night.
The train arrived on time.
The new mall will open in six days.
Underline the Preposition in the following sentences:
The frightened child hid under the bed.
Roshan had parked his bicycle against the gate.
My mother is in the garden.
The boat is sailing under the bridge.
The dog ran across the road.
The plane is flying above the clouds.
The boy is lying on the grass.
The restaurant is behind the Museum.
The gift shop is next to the bank.
Mr. Harry came through the back door.
- Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is ____ 2nd October.
1.on , 2. at, 3. by, 4. in
- Will the bank be open ____ half past nine.
1.on, 2. at, 3. in, 4. by
- Please wait, I can get ready _____ ten minutes.
in, 2. by, 3. on, 4. at
train will be here _____ 2 pm if it is in time.
A. at, 2. on, 3. by, 4. in
- Shall we have dinner together ____ the twenty seventh of this month.
by, 2. at, 3. in, 4. on,
1. At or In
The man lived ____ Chennai.
He was born ____ Rishikesh.
He is not _____ home.
They will not stay _____ India.
2. In or Into
Come _____ the classroom.
He dropped his hat _____ the well.
The boys played ____ the park.
Pour the milk _____ the jug.
3. By or with
The house was struck _____ lighting.
The agreement was signed ____ this pen.
The tiger was killed ___ the hunter ______ a spear.
4. Between or Among
The stool stands ______ the two tables.
Once there arose a quarrel ______ the Sun the Wind.
There is honour ______ thrives also.
The food was shared.
5. Beside or Besides
Three girls ___ Mary entered the race.
The bagger walked ______ his dog.
Don’t walk _____ me.
I have three other hats _____ this.
Fill in the blanks with suitable Prepositions:
Please attend ________ what he is saying.
I prefer coffee _____ tea.
He jumped _____ the river.
My brother is found ______ music.
Take care _____ your health.
She comes _____ a poor family.
She is angry _____ me.
He invited me _____ tea.
I complained _______ the Headmaster.
I complained _______ him.
He complained ______ the injustice done to him.
He died _____ malaria.
He was accused _____ theft.
He arrived _____ the station ____ time.
He quarrelled ____ me for nothing.
She is proud ______ her beauty.
She acted _____ my advice.
He agreed _____ my proposal.
He fought bravely _____ his enemies.
He depends ______ his friend.
- under, 2. against, 3. in, 4. under, 5. across, 6. flying, 7. in, 8. behind, 9. next, 10. Although.
- in, 2. at, 3. in, 4. at, 5. on.
- a. in, b. at, c. at, d. in.
a. in, b. into, c. into, d. in.
a. with, b. with, c. with by.
a. between, b. among, c. among, d. between.
a. besides, b. beside, c. beside, d. besides.
- for, 2. than, 3. into, 4. into, 5. to, 6. from, 7. with, 8. for, 9. to, 10. about.11. about, 12. into, 13. by, 14. to, 15. write, 16. of, 17. for, 18. to, 19. write, 20. on.