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Preposition:

Preposition is a word to link nouns and pronouns to other words in a sentence.

Ex:     I will go to work at 7 a.m.

“at” links “go to work” and “7 a.m”

Ex:     The book is on the table

“on” links “the book” and “the table”

 

Main prepositions in English:

for                              to                    on                               off

after                           before            behind                       beside

by                               during            since                          until

with                            within            up                               down

about                         around          above                         under

at                                from               between                    in …

 

Preposition in a sentence:

Preposition + time: at 7 a.m, in the afternoon, on Sunday,…

Preposition + place: at home, in the living room, …

Adjective + Preposition: good at, interested in, …

Verb + Prepostion: give up, look for, …

 

Exercise: Circle the correct answer

1. Dave often goes to school                     7 a.m.

a. at                            b. in

c. for                          d. on

2. Dave will go to the cinema                   the afternoon.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

3. Dave will go to the cinema                   the evening.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

4. Dave will go to the cinema                   Sunday.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

5. Dave stays                         home, because he’s sick.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

6. Dave graduated from university                     2010.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

7. Dave is very good                       English and Maths.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

8. Dave is very bad                                      Physics.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

9. Dave is interested                       the new laptop his dad bought for him.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

10. Dave goes to school                 bus.

a. at                            b. in

c. by                           d. on

Solution:

1. a                 2. b                 3. b                 4. d

5. a                 6. b                 7. a                 8. a

9. b                 10. c

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