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Prepositions

Prepositions

Prepositions are words that are used to describe the relationship between other words in a sentence. They are used before nouns, pronouns or noun phrases.
Examples,
• Ellen lives in this house.

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• I will go there with my friends.

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• My brother is coming on Sunday.

Prepositions are generally used to indicate direction, time and location.


Direction: across, along, around, against, towards, to, up, etc.


Examples,
• I am going to college.

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• He is going towards railway station.

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• He is walking along the road.

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• He is swimming across the river.

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Time: in, on, at
Examples,
• I will meet you in the morning.
• I will meet you at 7 pm.
• I will meet you on Sunday.

Location: at, on, in
Examples,
• I will meet you at office.
• I will meet you in the park.
• I will meet you on M.G. road.

Exercise

Fill in the blanks with the most suitable options.

1. She was standing ______ one foot.
a. with
b. at
c. in
d. on

2. They were heading _______ the German border.
a. towards
b. in
c. against
d. at

3. She lives _______ her parents.
a. along
b. with
c. against
d. across

4. Our house is just ______ the corner.
a. in
b. from
c. around
d. with

5. They walked slowly _______ the road.
a. at
b. in
c. against
d. along

6. They arrived late ______ the airport.
a. on
b. with
c. at
d. along

7. I read about it _____ the paper.
a. in
b. from
c. at
d. with

8. Put the guitar _______ the wall.
a. on
b. against
c. across
d. in

9. The village is further _____ the valley.
a. up
b. from
c. with
d. against

10. She began to walk away _______ him.
a. on
b. along
c. from
d. in

Answers

1. D
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. D
6. C
7. A
8. B
9. A
10. C

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