Read the following sentences.

1. The teacher is in the classroom.

2. Diya is sitting on the chair.

3. Balloon is under the table.

4. Rohan is writing with pen.

The words ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘under’ and ‘with’ show the relationship between noun/pronoun and some other word in a sentence. They tell us about the position of something or someone in relation to another. These words are called prepositions.

They tell us where the thing is. They tell us about direction, position or time.

Example:

1. The paper is on my desk. (Place)

2. I like going to Delhi. (Direction)

3. I have a meeting at 9am. (Time)

Some more examples:

1. Do you work on Saturdays?

2. The store closes at midnight.

3. His birthday is on 8th January.

4. She went to the store.

5. Diya lives in a small house.

6. She met her in the evening.

7. He was born in Bhopal.

8. Her doll is under the table.

9. I live near the park.

10. His mother is at the door to wake him up.

Practice Test 1

Choose the prepositions in the following sentences.

  1.  Her notebooks are in the bag.
  2.  Look at the flowers.
  3.  I bought new pen for my exams.
  4.  She sat beside her.
  5.  The little girl was hiding under the table.
  6.  We will leave after lunch.
  7.  Birds were flying above the building.
  8.  We all look at the painting.
  9.  The monkey ran after him.
  10.  This parcel is from her.
  11.  The train is behind the schedule.
  12.  The boy is sitting beside the girl.
  13.  I was late for school today.
  14.  Ravi was standing behind me.
  15. I drank three cups of milk.

PracticeTest 2

Complete the following sentences by writing a suitable
preposition in the blanks provided:

  1. The Exhibition starts ___________ Monday.
  2.  He stood ___________ me.
  3.  He is waiting ___________ the bus stop.
  4.  The book is kept ___________ the desk.
  5.  There are vegetables ___________ the basket.
  6.  The man is standing ___________ the tree.
  7.  Riya is fond ___________ chocolate cake.
  8.  We all went ___________ the movie theater.
  9.  Riya is playing ___________ her sisters.
  10.  My mom is not ___________ home.
  11.  The train went ___________ the tunnel.
  12.  The moon shines ___________ night.
  13.  She baked a cake ___________ my birthday.
  14.  She drew the picture ___________ a crayon.
  15. It was my first trip ___________ Manali.

S0lution

PracticeTest 1

Choose the prepositions in the following sentences.

  1.  Her notebooks are in the bag.
  2. Look at the flowers.
  3.  I bought new pen for my exams.
  4.  She sat beside her.
  5.  The little girl was hiding under the table.
  6.  We will leave after lunch.
  7.  Birds were flying above the building.
  8.  We all look at the painting.
  9.  The monkey ran after him.
  10.  This parcel is from her.
  11.  The train is behind the schedule.
  12.  The boy is sitting beside the girl.
  13.  I was late for school today.
  14.  Ravi was standing behind me.
  15.  I drank three cups of milk.

PracticeTest 2

Complete the following sentences by writing a suitable
preposition in the blanks provided:

  1.  The Exhibition starts from Monday.
  2. He stood behind me.
  3.  He is waiting at the bus stop.
  4.  The book is kept on the desk.
  5.  There are vegetables in the basket.
  6.  The man is standing under the tree.
  7.  Riya is fond of chocolate cake.
  8.  We all went to the movie theater.
  9.  Riya is playing with her sisters.
  10.  My mom is not at home.
  11.  The train went through the tunnel.
  12.  The moon shines at night.
  13.  She baked a cake for my birthday.
  14.  She drew the picture with a crayon.
  15.  It was my first trip to Manali.
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