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The Preposition

¨  At

¨  In

¨  By

¨  With

¨  On

¨  Upon

¨  In

¨  Into

¨  Within

¨  After

¨  Since

¨  For

¨  From

¨  Before

¨  Between

¨  Among/Amongst

¨  Beside

¨  Besides

¨  To

¨  Above

¨  Over

¨  Across

¨  Along

¨  Amidst

¨  Around

¨  Behind

¨  Below

¨  Beneath

¨  Beyond

¨  Inside

¨  Outside

¨  Underneath

¨  About

  • At

¨  It is used with a point of time.

Example:

  • I will see you at 6.
  • He starts at daybreak.
  • We need to make a wise decision at this hour of gloom.
  • He came at dawn.

 

¨  For a smaller place.

Example:

  • I live in the Earth at Asia.
  • I live in Asia at India.
  • I live in India at MP.
  • I live in MP at Bhopal.
  • I live in Bhopal at Shahpura.
  • I live in Shahpura at C sector.

 

 

 

  • In

¨  It is for a time period.

 

Examples:

  • We will come in the next month.
  • Exams start in June.
  • We started working in the morning.
  •  He will return in a week.

 

¨  For a bigger place.

Examples:

  • I live in Bhopal at Shahpura.
  • He was born in UP at Banaras.

 

¨  When something is motionless somewhere.

 

Examples:

  •  He is in the room.
  •  I am in a dilemma.

 

 

  • Into

¨  It is used when something is in motion.

Examples:

  •  He fell into the river.
  •  He walked into the room.

 

 

  • On

¨  It is used when two things are in contact.

Examples:

  • The phone is kept on the table.
  • He lives on the third floor.
  • He knocked on the door.

 

¨  It is also used with dates and days in non perfect tenses.

 

Examples:

 

  • He came on Monday.
  • I will come on 23rd April.

 

 

 

  • Over/Above

¨  These are used when things are not in contact.

Examples:

  • The plane is flying over the ocean.
  • It goes over my head.
  • Nobody is above the law.
  • I have been thinking over this for long.
  • Let’s meet over tea.
  • A lot can happen over coffee.
  • India has been one of the fastest growing economies over the last 15 years.
  • Above all, it is a question of my future.

 

  • Upon

It is used when things are in motion.

Examples:

  • The cat jumped upon the rat.
  • It depends upon you.

 

  • To

It is used with “Come and Go” when the name of the place is mentioned.

Examples:

  • He has gone to Indore.
  • He has gone there.

 

It is used with Infinitives (To show purpose)

Examples:

  • To go, To study, To read.
  • I come here to study.
  • She wants to talk to you.

It is used with past participles. (With have)

Examples:

  •  To have seen, To have worked.
  • I am glad to have worked here.
  • She is happy to have seen me.
  •  

When a thing is of some importance to the other thing.

Examples:

  • It is really shocking to me.

 

  • From

It is used with ‘Come’ and ‘Go’

Examples:

  • I am coming from Nagpur.
  • He goes from Bhopal to Indore.
  • I am from India.
  • I am from Rewa.
  • I come from a respectable family.
  • Narmada originates from Amar kantak.

 

It is used for time in non perfect tenses.

Examples:

  • She works from morning to evening.
  • I work from 2 o’ clock to 4 o’ clock.
  • Exams are beginning from tomorrow.
  • I work from 2 o’ clock to 4 o’ clock.
  • Exams are beginning from tomorrow.

 

  • With

It is used to show that you are in somebody’s company.

 

Examples:

  • I live with him.
  • We work with each other.

 

  • Come and sit with me.

 

It is used when we perform an action with the help of a tool.

Examples:

  • The children write with pencils.
  • You cannot write with a red ink pen.
  • The teacher is rubbing the board with a duster.
  • A man with blue jacket.
  • A lady with black eyes.

 

  • Between

It is used when we talk about two things.

Examples:

  • I am standing between Ram and Shyam.
  • This is the matter between you and me.
  • I will distribute the sweets between my two children.

 

  • Among

It is used for more than two things or people.

Examples:

  • I will distribute the sweet among my three children.
  • Amitabh is very popular among people.

 

  • Since

It is used in Perfect and Perfect Continuous Tenses for time.

Examples:

  • I have been teaching since 1992.

 

 

  • For

It is used in Perfect and Perfect Continuous Tenses for time.

Examples:

  • I have been teaching for 20 years.

It is also used for purpose.

Examples:

  • I come here for the class.
  • She goes there for improving English.

It is used to do something in order to help somebody.

Examples:

  • I do it for you.
  • Could you write a letter for me?
  • It is important for you to go to the gym.
  • It is important for her to do some job.

 

  • In front of (not opposite)

Examples:

  • The cat is sitting in front of the table.
  • The school is situated in front of my house.

 

  • Behind (at the back)

 

Examples:

  • He lives behind my house.
  • My house is behind the temple.  

 

  • Beside (to the right or left, and next to you)

Examples:

  • She lives beside my house.
  • Sanjay sits beside Manish in the class.

 

  • Besides ( in addition to)

 

Examples:

  • Besides working in a bank, he teaches school students also.

 

  • About

 

Examples:

  • She does not know about this.
  • What are you talking about?
  • I am talking about money.

 

  • Under

Examples:          

  • He is sitting under a tree.
  • The cat is sleeping under the table. 

 

 

  • Beneath 

He is standing beneath the tree.

 

  • Below

¨  Level

¨   Age

 

Examples:

 

  • She is below 16.
  • She lives below my floor.
  • Water does not boil below hundred.

 

  • Please keep the temperature below 8.

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  • Beyond ( out of limit)

 

Examples:

  • This is beyond my capabilities.

 

  •  Rewa is beyond Satana.
  • I cannot buy this. It is beyond my limit.

 

  • Outside
  • Go outside.
  • I am standing outside.

 

  • Inside

Examples:

  • You go inside.
  • Do not come inside.
  • Do you know what happened inside the room?

 

  • Underneath

 

Examples:

 

  • The screw is underneath the table.
  • The coin rolled underneath the piano.

 

  • Across

From one side to the other side of something.

Examples:

 

  • The dog is running across the road.
  • He walked across the field.
  • I drew a line across the page.
  • A bridge across the river.

 

  • Amid/Amidst 

 

Examples:

 

  • He married Sujata amid great celebration and joy.
  • Government is clueless amid fresh corruption charges.

 

  • Along ( Parallel)   

 

Examples:

 

  • Go along with the road.
  • Please bring him along with you.
  • Houses had been built along both sides of the river.

 

With behaviour

  • How do you get along with him?
  • I get well along with him.

 

  • Before
  • He reached before me.
  • I will present the evidence before the court.
  • A comes before B.

 

  • After
  • He reached after me.
  • He came back after two days. (used in past)
  • B comes after A.

 

  1. The dog ran………………………the road.
  2. She worked from morning …………evening.
  3. They waited……..the bus stop…….the next bus.
  4. She was very fond…….reading novels.
  5. I have been here………….a long time.
  6. He is quite a different man………………what I expected.
  7. It has been raining ……….yesterday.
  8. He was born….. a small village…..UP.
  9. I have been working hard …….my English.
  10. The letter was written…….me……a pen.
  11. She supplied the poor……..food.
  12. Divide this apple……two persons; it is too small to be divided …….forty.
  13. He was praised……..all…….good behaviour.
  14. It is impossible to agree……him…this point.
  15. I received a letter………ten o’ clock……the morning.
  16. I have not seen your brother…………….his marriage.
  17. What is the time…..your watch?
  18. Your method is different………mine.
  19. I have no use……..it.
  20. They are very proud ……………….their success.
  21. The train is ……………..time.
  22. We had to write the paper………………………ink.
  23. Open your book………page 12.
  24. We must inquire ………the matter.
  25. Someone is knocking………….. the door.
  26. He is married……………her.
  27. She comes………….. a noble family.
  28. The soldiers marched…………..to the courtyard.
  29. He was standing……….his subordinates.
  30. He is not suitable ……..this post.
  31. He congratulated me ……….my success.
  32. He is not……………home.
  33. Distribute the mangoes…………….the students.
  34. He is true……..his friend.
  35. He was hit……….a stone.
  36. This edition is very different……other.
  37. I am sick……..idleness.
  38. Do not translate word…….word.

 

Fill in the right preposition with the most suitable words given in the bracket. (More then one options may also be correct)

  • My sister is fond…………..kishore Kumar’s Songs. (of, to, at)
  •  I wrote………..an ink pen. (by, from, with)
  • Tanya was going ………Indore……Bhopal. (from, on, to)
  •  I come ……….the class……… 9 AM. (on, at, from, to)
  • I had been drawing this figure …………. Afternoon. (from, for, since)
  • He was looking…………me. (for, at, on)
  •  I was looking……….Mr. Prashant. (for, at, on)
  • Wait for me. I will return………forty five minutes. (in, after, within)
  • Whom were you talking………….? (for, about, ,from, to).
  • I will talk………….the principal. (from. To)
  •  Mother has kept the glass……….the table. (at, in ,on)
  • Please give it……….me.  (from, to, )
  • I reached there………….2 pm. (on, in, at)
  •  I will convey your message……him. (on, to)
  • I will give you notes………….Friday. (on, in, from)
  • Is Neha there? I have been looking………her………….morning. ( since, for, from)
  •  He has bought this car…………..10 lakh. (in, for)
  •  Yesterday my friend met…………an accident.   (for, with, from) 
  • Mobiles are not allowed…..the examination hall. (to, in)
  • He is listening………music. (to, for)
  • I lived in Banaras……..Assi Ghat. (at, in, on)
  • I am calling…………SBI. (to, from)
  • He beats me……….stick. (from, with)
  • Why are you looking……….me. (at, for)
  • She kept the book………cupboard. (on, in, at)
  • Sometimes I sleep………the floor. (with on, in)
  • He is not……home. (in , at)
  • Ok, we will meet…….Monday. (from, on)
  • We will have to talk…….the principal for that. (with, to)
  • My Birthday comes……..July. (in, on)
  • We celebrate Diwali……November. (in. on)
  • I am writing a letter…….him. (for, from, to)
  • What are you talking……………. (about, on, for, to)
  • I am feeling sorry…………you. (for, to, from)
  • I searched him all over but he was  sitting……………a tree. (on. Under, beside, behind)
  •  Paint the wall…………..brush. (by, with)
  •  He is very good…………bargaining. (in, on, at)
  • There is a difference…………….you and me. (between, from)
  • Will you meet me……2 o’ clock…the afternoon. (in, at, by)
  • He is afraid……….the dog. (from, of)
  • I have not seen him ……………Wednesday last.  (on, from, since)
  • He has not yet recovered ………………… his illness. (from, on, for)
  • Wait ………..me……….the bus stop. (at, on, for)
  • The farmer was killed……………….a robber……….a knife. (with, by, from)
  • I will distribute the sweets………………my three children. (among, between, in)
  • This book is quite different………that. (on, from, for)
  • I left Bombay three weeks……………..and have been living in Delhi…………….then. (since, ,back, ago, for)
  • He is quite a different man…….what I expected. (to, in, from)
  • The letter was written…….me……a pen. ( from, for, to, with, by)
  • She supplied the poor……..food.
  • Divide this apple……two persons; it is too small to be divided …….forty. (among, in, for, between)
  • He was praised……..all…….good behaviour. (by, for, from)
  • It is impossible to agree……him…this point. (on, with , to)
  • I received a letter………ten o’ clock……the morning. (at, in, to, since)
  • I have not seen your brother……his marriage.  (in, for, from, since)
  • Your method is different………mine. (to, from)
  • I have no use……..it. (in , of, on)
  • They are very proud ……their success. (of, off, to)
  • The train is …..time. (at, on)
  • We had to write the paper…….ink. (by, with)
  • Open your book………page 12. (on, for)
  • Someone is knocking…… the door. (on, at)
  • He is married……her. (by, from, to)
  • She comes……. a noble family. (for, from)
  • The soldiers marched……to the courtyard. (in, on, from)
  • He was standing……….his subordinates. (with, between, among)
  • He is not suitable ……..this post. (to, by, for)
  • He congratulated me ……….my success. (on, for, to)
  • He is true……..his friend. (to, with)
  • He was hit……….a stone. (by, with, from)
  • This edition is very different……other. (from, to)
  • I am sick……..idleness. (of, by)
  • I prefer coffee………….tea. (over, to)
  • My uncle preferred watching Ramayan…………Watching Mahabharat.  (over, to)
  •  I prefer walking…….cycling. (over, to, by)
  • He died…….Malaria.  (by, of)
  • She died ……….grief…….her lost son. (of, to, for)
  • Many people died……..cold this winter. (of, by)
  • His father has died………..heart attack. (of, by, with)
  • We waited ……..anxiety……news ……..her safe arrival. (for, in, with)
  • The culprit is charged……..murder. (of, with)
  • It is necessary……….you to answer all the question. (for, to)
  • He was relieved…………his post. (to, from, of)
  • One star differs…………another in glory. (from, on, in)
  • He was indifferent……….charms of beauty. (from, to)
  • She is now married…………. a rich merchant. (by, to)
  • Criminals are deprived……their liberty. (from, of)
  • You must apologize……….her…….what you have done. (for, to, from)
  • The river flows………….the bridge. (over, under, on)
  • The work was done……..haste. (for, in, from)
  • He goes………Sunday…..church. (to, on , in )
  • He died……..his country. (for, to, of)
  • The burglar jumped……..the compound wall.  (from, of, on)
  • He spoke………me………Urdu. (to, with, in)
  • They live………the same roof. (on, under, in)
  • The moon does not shine……….its own light. (with, by)
  • This is a matter ……….little importance. (from, of)
  • I am tired………walking. (of, by , with)
  • I will do it……..pleasure. (with, by, for)
  • I am sorry……..what I have done. (for, by)
  • I bought it………..fifteen rupees. (in, by, for)
  • Will you walk……..the parlour? (to, by )
  • Do not cry…….spilt milk. (over, for, on)
  • Everyone laughed………him. (at, on )
  • We stayed……….Mumbai……. four days. (in, at, for, on)
  • He walked…………the end of the street. (for, by, to)
  • His personality is different……mine. (of, from)

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