Preposition Exercise

One of the most elementary grammatical topics learned in primary classes is the preposition. The main reason why prepositions are included is that they help students to describe the position of a noun. Without using prepositions, it would become impossible to mark the position of something/someone.

Teaching prepositions to primary school kids is really difficult. Since they are at such a young age, it’s hard for them to retain all that grammatical knowledge. So how would you make sure that your child develops an idea about English Grammar topics like prepositions? It is through practice! To make sure your kids get the right material to practise, BYJU’S brings before you various free exercises for them to practise.

Preposition Practise Exercise

There are a large number of practice worksheets available but if you want new sets of practice exercises, then go through the exercises provided for free by BYJU’S. Our team prepares these exercises keeping in mind the different understanding abilities of different students. Go through these exercises and check your understanding of prepositions.

Fill in the Blanks with Appropriate Prepositions

  1. This shop doesn’t have the toys I was looking __. (up/for)
  2. The teacher divided the sweets ___ all the children. (between/among)
  3. Bruce did not fare well __ his examination. (in/at)
  4. The dog is grateful __ its owner. (to/for)
  5. My brother’s anniversary is __ 5th November. (on/in)
  6. The boy __ the store is quite young. (at/on)
  7. Mahatma Gandhi was born __ 2nd October. (on/in)
  8. Rupert is fond __ muffins. (of/off)
  9. The dog jumped __ the sofa. (on/in)
  10. Humpty Dumpty sat __ a wall. (on/at)
  11. The police officer is __ the station. (at/on)
  12. The Sun will not rise __ 6 o’clock. (before/since)
  13. I know Jack ___ he was a little boy. (for/since)
  14. Priya’s house is ___ mine. (next to/after)
  15. The opponents sat ____ to each other. (opposite/behind)
  16. The scientist looked ____ the microscope. (through/in)
  17. I met Suhani when I was __ college. (in/on)
  18. I will have completed my task __ Friday. (till/by)
  19. There’s a rift ___ these two kids. (between/among)
  20. The soldiers are ___ war. (in/at)

Answers –

  1. For
  2. Among
  3. In
  4. To
  5. On
  6. At
  7. On
  8. Of
  9. On
  10. On
  11. At
  12. Before
  13. Since
  14. Next to
  15. Opposite
  16. Through
  17. In
  18. By
  19. Between
  20. At

Preposition Examples Exercise

Be it ICSE or CBSE, or any other State Board, you will find ‘Prepositions’ in the grammar syllabus. Are you wondering How to Learn English grammar? To ensure that, BYJU’S brings before you the following exercise with answers. Go ahead and solve them.

Underline and Identify the Prepositions

Read the text given below and underline the prepositions.

On a very hot and sunny day, a thirsty crow was flying in search of water. Due to the hot weather, most of the ponds had dried up. Suddenly he saw a vessel on the ground. When he flew towards it, he saw there was very little water at the bottom of the vessel. While thinking how he could drink that water suddenly, he saw the little pebbles lying around. He started dropping those in the vessel. After some time, the water level rose up. The thirsty crow quenched its thirst and flew away happily.

Answer –

On a very hot and sunny day, a thirsty crow was flying in search of water. Due to the hot weather, most of the ponds had dried up. Suddenly he saw a vessel on the ground. When he flew towards it, he saw there was very little water at the bottom of the vessel. While thinking how he could drink that water suddenly, he saw the little pebbles lying around. He started dropping those in the vessel. After some time, the water level rose up. The thirsty crow quenched its thirst and flew away happily.

Frequently Asked Questions

When to use ‘among’ and ‘between’?

The preposition ‘between’ is used when two things/persons are involved. Whereas ‘among’ is used when more than two things/people are involved.

What are prepositions?

Prepositions are words that describe the position of a noun.

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