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Other Prepositions

Other Prepositions (Prepositions of Place, Direction and Prepositions of Time)

Prepositions of place and direction describe the position of a person or thing with respect to the other person or thing.  E.g. - up, above, over etc.  Consider the following sentences using the preposition of place -

  • Ram was staying up the hill.
  • The books were lying above one another.
  • The cake is over the oven.

Preposition of time commonly used are – ‘at’, ‘in’ and ‘on’. Though we are familiar with the use of - ‘at’, ‘in’ and ‘on’, we will just revise a few basic concepts regarding their use.

‘At’ is used wherever there is a need to indicate the precise time, E.g. – ‘at 9:00 A.M.’ or ‘at bedtime’ etc.

‘In’ is used for mentioning the larger periods like - years, months, centuries etc.

For example -

In December, in 10 years from now, in the past century etc.

‘On’ is used to mention dates and days - on the 25th of December, On Christmas Day, on Sunday etc.

Preposition of Place and Direction: List/Words

On, over, above, in front, beside, under, behind, below, across, along, around, behind, below, towards, between, inside, near, down, off, past, under, close to etc.

Preposition of Time: List/Words

At 3:00 P.M., at dinner time, at lunch time, in January, in a month, in few months, in ten years, on Deepawali, on Christmas, on Wednesday etc.

Exercise on Preposition of Place and Direction: MCQs with Answers:

Choose the appropriate prepositions of place and direction from the choices provided below every sentence.

  • The Crow was flying ________ the house.
    1. above
    2. below
    3. on
    4. under
  • Quickly he ran _________ the tree.
    1. on
    2. over
    3. past
    4. down
  • His house is just ________ the road.
    1. past
    2. across
    3. below
    4. towards
  • The old man was resting _______ a tree.
    1. over
    2. up
    3. under
    4. on

 

  • The thief was hiding ________ the building.
    1. front of
    2. away
    3. below
    4. behind
  • My car is parked _______ the exit gate.
    1. on
    2. over
    3. near
    4. up
  • The book I was looking for was lying _________ the table.
    1. below
    2. towards
    3. around
    4. down
  • He was sitting _______ his best friend.
    1. under
    2. up
    3. close to
    4. before
  • He has to perform _________ of huge audience.
    1. on
    2. above
    3. over
    4. in front
  • He had to perform in ________ other performances.
    1. between
    2. inside
    3. behind
    4. along
  • The Paraglider bravely jumped _______ the cliff.
    1. between
    2. along
    3. off
    4. below
  • The ship sailed _______ the coast.
    1. on
    2. above
    3. along
    4. under
  • In case of an earthquake you are advised to hide ________ a strong structure.
    1. over
    2. under
    3. above
    4. up

 

 

  • After roaming around the building the helicopter came ________.
    1. above
    2. around
    3. down
    4. under
  • Please put the vegetables _________ the fridge.
    1. upon
    2. around
    3. over
    4. inside
  • His house is _________ the hospital.
    1. beside
    2. along
    3. over
    4. towards
  • The chopper was hovering ________ the building.
    1. below
    2. over
    3. up
    4. down
  • He was sleeping peacefully _____ the bed.
    1. under
    2. over
    3. on
    4. below
  • Everyone was sitting ________ the fire.
    1. towards
    2. above
    3. over
    4. around
  • I was walking ________ my home.
    1. towards
    2. away
    3. under
    4. down

Answers - 1)a, 2)c, 3)b, 4)c, 5)d, 6)c, 7)a, 8)c, 9)d, 10)a, 11)c, 12)c, 13)b, 14)c, 15)d, 16)a, 17)b, 18)c, 19)d, 20)a

Preposition of Time: Exercises/Activities/Worksheet with Answers:

Complete the given sentences by filling in appropriate Preposition of Time from the choices provided below -

We will meet for dinner ________.

  1. at 9 P.M.
  2. on 9 P.M.
  3. in 9 P.M.

The fruits of hard work become ripe __________.

  1. at years
  2. in years
  3. on years

The effigy of Ravana is burnt ________.

  1. on Dussehra
  2. in Deepawali
  3. at Dussehra.

We will have a family get together _________.

  1. at Christmas
  2. in Christmas
  3. on Christmas

The meeting is scheduled _________.

  1. on 8 AM
  2. at 8 AM
  3. in 8 AM

The staff chats _________.

  1. at lunchtime
  2. on lunchtime
  3. in lunchtime

I meet my family ________ on occasions.

  1. at months
  2. in months
  3. on months

Indian Independence Day is celebrated _________.

  1. in 15th August
  2. at 15th August
  3. on 15th August

We wear loose clothes ________.

  1. at summer
  2. in summer
  3. on summer

India got independence _______.

  1. in 1947
  2. at 1947
  3. on 1947

Children should get up early ________.

  1. at sunrise
  2. on sunrise
  3. in sunrise

I was gifted a pen by my friends _________.

  1. at my birthday
  2. in my birthday
  3. on my birthday

My birthday falls _______.

  1. at 6th Dec
  2. on 6th Dec
  3. in 6th Dec

Wooly mammoths roamed the earth _________.

  1. at the ice age
  2. on the ice age
  3. in the ice age

My favorite class starts _______.

  1. at 7 am
  2. in 7 am
  3. on 7 am

My favourite show starts _______.

  1. on hours
  2. at hours
  3. in hours

Answers - 1)a, 2)b, 3)a, 4)c, 5)b, 6)a, 7)b, 8)c, 9)b, 10)a, 11)a, 12)c, 13)b, 14)c, 15)a, 16)c