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Prepositions

Prepositions

Prepositions are those part of grammar in a sentence which helps in creating the link between the words. Basically, they are kept in front of the nouns. Adding preposition in the sentence it grooms the formation of the sentence so that it can be easily understood. It is a very important part of a sentence which can’t be altered with any other part of grammar.

 Looking more in the world of grammar with prepositions.

Definition of Prepositions

A preposition is that word in a sentence which used in establishing a link with pronouns, nouns or any other word or phrase in a sentence within a sentence so that it becomes more meaningful to the people.

Example of Prepositions

Put the books on the table.

Rahul is beside

The dog is under the table.

The chocolates are in the jar.

She was coming to Ritu’s place.

She preferred to read in silent place.

Rules of using Prepositions in a sentence

Mainly there are two rules while we are using prepositions in any sentence. They are

The prepositions which will be used in a sentence must establish a link between the words in the sentence. The meaning of the sentence after using such words must be clear. Most of the prepositions which we use in our sentences are interchangeable but to some extent.

 

The second rule is one of the most important rules while using the preposition in the sentence. The 2nd rule states that the preposition in a sentence must be used followed by a noun.

There are hundred's of the preposition in the world of English grammar, each of them should be used carefully so that it will enhance the meaning of the sentence.

Different types of Prepositions

There are two types of Prepositions which are used in a sentence. They are

  1. Time Prepositions

These are those types of prepositions which are used for describing the meaning of the sentence which are associated with the parameter of time such as until, during, before and after.

Example:

  • We had great fun on
  • I was associated with the project for two years.
  • The teachers meeting is at 8:30 PM.
  •  Riya will be going on a trip on
  •  Sita will be here in thirty to forty minutes.
  1. Place prepositions

These are those types of prepositions which are used for describing the meaning of the sentence which is associated with the parameter of place such as up, down, and across.

Example:

  • Meera was born in
  •  She threw her dirty clothes on the floor.
  • Rita was waiting for sita at the corner of the river.
  • The ship was across the river.
  • Nitu’s house was down the hills.

Examples of some prepositions which are used by us in our daily life are:

On, off, along, across, next, about, around, of, as, against, after, before, though, up to, in spite of, between, behind, past, along with, apart from, by means of, except for, over, below, outside, towards, in addition to, because of, instead of, and many more.

Recap

  • Prepositions are used in establishing the link between the words.
  • They are generally used in a sentence followed by a noun.
  •  It adds more meaning to the sentence.
  •  Placement of each preposition in a sentence should be done following the certain rule associated with it.

Quiz for Prepositions

Q.1

Read and complete the following sentences with appropriate prepositions.

I cannot get _____ my disappointment.

a) on
b) at
c) over
d) of

Q.2

Read and complete the following sentences with appropriate prepositions.

He lived in the house ____ his friend.

a) of
b) off
c) at
d) in

Q.3

Read and complete the following sentences with appropriate prepositions.

It is easy to speak ____ the telephone.

a) at
b) over
c) on
d) in

Q.4

Read and complete the following sentences with appropriate prepositions.

The bird _____ blue feather flew overhead.

a) for
b) with
c) of
d) from

Q.5

Read and complete the following sentences with appropriate prepositions.

In tennis a game begins ______ the serve

a) by
b) of
c) at
d) with

Q.6

Read and complete the following paragraph : Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore. She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University. They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week, and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats. Shweta is fond (Q11) _____ children. She works (Q12) _____ a hospital, where she helps to look (Q13) ________ children who are ill. She starts her work (Q14) _____9:00 am and works (Q15) ________ 5:00 pm.

Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore.

a) inside
b) in
c) on
d) under

Q.7

Read and complete the following paragraph : Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore. She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University. They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week, and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats. Shweta is fond (Q11) _____ children. She works (Q12) _____ a hospital, where she helps to look (Q13) ________ children who are ill. She starts her work (Q14) _____9:00 am and works (Q15) ________ 5:00 pm.

She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University.

a) with
b) towards
c) at
d) on

Q.8

Read and complete the following paragraph : Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore. She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University. They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week, and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats. Shweta is fond (Q11) _____ children. She works (Q12) _____ a hospital, where she helps to look (Q13) ________ children who are ill. She starts her work (Q14) _____9:00 am and works (Q15) ________ 5:00 pm.

She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University.

a) towards
b) onto
c) beside
d) at

Q.9

Read and complete the following paragraph : Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore. She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University. They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week, and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats. Shweta is fond (Q11) _____ children. She works (Q12) _____ a hospital, where she helps to look (Q13) ________ children who are ill. She starts her work (Q14) _____9:00 am and works (Q15) ________ 5:00 pm.

They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week,

a) with
b) till
c) towards
d) during

Q.10

Read and complete the following paragraph : Shweta lives (Q6) _______ a small flat in Bangalore. She lives (Q7) _________ three other friends who are students (Q8) _____ the University. They all work hard (Q9) _____ the week, and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats. Shweta is fond (Q11) _____ children. She works (Q12) _____ a hospital, where she helps to look (Q13) ________ children who are ill. She starts her work (Q14) _____9:00 am and works (Q15) ________ 5:00 pm.

and at weekends they invite a lot of friends (Q10) _____their flats.

a) at
b) inside
c) to
d) in

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