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Simple Preposition

Definition of Simple Preposition with Examples

Simple prepositions are the short words used to determine a relation between nouns, pronouns or even to join parts of a clause or sentence. Some examples of simple preposition are- on, over, at, under, by etc. We will form simple sentences using these prepositions to better understand their use.

  • He was sleeping on the floor.
  • She over stayed in the hotel.
  • The Golden temple is at Amritsar.
  • He took rest under a tree.
  • His house is just by the next street.

In the above sentences-on, over, at, behind, by are the simple prepositions. In the first sentence ‘on’ provides the location where the person is sleeping. In the second sentence ‘over’ indicates the duration of her stay and the third provides the location of Golden Temple. Likewise we may be using many prepositions in our daily conversations without even realizing it. Now try forming other sentences on your own using simple prepositions.

Examples/List/Words of Simple Preposition

At, with, off, upon, till, up, over, as, into, for, from, down, out, of, to, under, by, on, in, but, than, etc.

Simple Preposition Exercises/Worksheets/Activities with Answers:

Complete the following sentences by using appropriate simple prepositions.

  • The Sun rises ___ the East.
  • Keep looking _____ you find him.
  • The teacher sat _______ on the chair.
  • The train quickly sped away ______ the station.
  • There is always darkness _______ the lamp.
  • The situation quickly went _______ of control.
  • The responsibility of student’s conduct lays ______ the teacher.
  • The parents were ______ happy as the children.
  • I am coming from a long way, just _____ meet you.
  • The best seats were reserved ______ the chief guest.
  • He was staying ______ the hotel.
  • Put the vegetables ________ the fridge.
  • There is an old temple ______ the mountain. Over
  • I am staying _________ my parents.
  • He stayed _____ all night. Up

 

  • Raju has become wiser ______ before. Than
  • He was curious, _____ was afraid too. But
  • He stayed a small distance ____ his school. By
  • Violence is an act _____ the weak.
  • The Sea liner went _____ to east.

Answers- 1)in, 2)till, 3)down, 4)from, 5)under, 6)out, 7)upon, 8)as, 9)to, 10)for, 11)at, 12)into, 13)over, 14)with, 15)up, 16)than, 17)but, 18)by, 19)of, 20)off

Simple Preposition Exercise/worksheets with MCQs and Answers:

  • The book you need is _____ the shelf.
    1. at
    2. on
    3. under
  • He was hiding _______ a tree.
    1. behind
    2. over
    3. under
  • I was sitting in ________ my two friends.
    1. after
    2. before
    3. between
  • I saw him walking ________ the cliff.
    1. towards
    2. before
    3. out
  • He arrived _______ his Boss did.
    1. behind
    2. over
    3. before

 

  • The fruits were falling ______ from the tree.
    1. over
    2. down
    3. lower
  • It is warmer inside ______ outside.
    1. than
    2. to
    3. in
  • The damage was ________ repair.
    1. on
    2. beyond
    3. over
  • The crow flies _______ the land.
    1. on
    2. along
    3. above
  • Put the vegetables ______ the fridge.
    1. after
    2. into
    3. till
  • Soldiers fight ______ external threats.
    1. for
    2. after
    3. against
  • Bread _____ butter is my favorite breakfast.
    1. with
    2. along
    3. on
  • The Christmas comes ________ the Easter.
    1. before
    2. after
    3. till
  • Paid my rent _____ the house owner.
    1. to
    2. for
    3. over
  • I am not going there _____ you.
    1. behind
    2. without
    3. apart
  • The book was ______ wildlife.
    1. over
    2. in
    3. about
  • He was standing ______ a tree.
    1. on
    2. over
    3. under
  • Get away _______ there as quickly as you can.
    1. to
    2. from
    3. over
  • Wait _____ I come back.
    1. till
    2. after
    3. from
  • Stay ______ of trouble always.
    1. in
    2. over
    3. out

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