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Friday, 20 January 2017

Preposition Exercise


Insert suitable preposition in the following:

1. On Sundays Mr. John stays ….….  home and works …. …. the garden.
2. …….. the daytime the streets are crowded by ….….  night they are quite deserted.
3. Shall we discuss the matter ….….  my room or shall I come ….….  your house?
4. Are you going ….….  train? No, I am going ….….  Rachel’s car.
5. Rajan saw him standing ….….  queue but I do not know whether he got ….….   the bus or not.
6. Hema arrived ….….   Kochi ….….  6.p.m. ….….  a cloudy September day.
7. Henry was leaning ….….  the wall ….….   his hands ….….   pockets.
8. Berna sits ….   her desk all day ….  her head ….  hand and it gets ….  my nerves.
9. This picture was painted ….….  Rembrandt. There is another Rembrandt …… the opposite wall.
10. My parents have lived ….….  this street ….….  ten years.
11. Have you heard ….….  James? Yes, I had a letter ….….  Monday.
12. I was ill ….….  week and ….….  that week my mother never left my side.
13. I am sorry ….….  being late. It was good ….….   you to wait ….….   me.
14. While on their way ….….  the school, ….….   the crossroads they were attacked ….….  the stalker.
15. The officer insisted ….….  seeing the ID card.
16. The children are very ….….   Cricket. During summer they spend most ….….  their time ….….  the playground.
17. Where does these flies come ….….?
18. The Smiths arrived ….….  the morning of the sixth of July.
19. The soldiers were trained in the camp ….….  six months.
20. She has not seen him ….….  he left the school.
21. It snowed all Monday but stopped snowing ….….  the night.
22. He was known to be a troublesome boy ….….  his childhood.
23. ….….  summer, we got to Shimla.
24. The children played football ….….   4.00.p.m. ….….  6.00.p.m
25. They did not get home ….….  seven in the evening.
26. They arrived ….….  hotel ….….  time.
27. We can go ….….  foot or go ….….  a bicycle.
28. The tourists were keen to get ….….  the camels.
29. Raman got ….….  the train ….….  Pune.
30. The kids swam ….….  sea while their mother stood ….….  the sea.
31. The cat jumped ….….  the roof.
32. They climbed ….….  the truck.
33. The helicopter hovered ….….  the accident scene.
34. We put a rug ….….  him.
35. There is a bridge ….….  the river.
36. The delegates discussed the issue ….…. a cup of coffee.
37. There is a Bible ….….  the pillow.
38. The Johnsons live ….….  us. We live ….….  them.
39. The family was annoyed when she married ….….   her.
40. He built a new house ….….  a lake.
41. I was happy to be ….….  my students again.
42. Do not touch the switch ….….   bare hands.
43. I have no money ….….  me.
44. They quarrelled ….….  the treasure.
45. It never occurred ….….  to the miscreants that they would be caught red-handed.
46. The miscreants were charged ….….  burglary.
47. They persisted ….….  their innocence and then they resorted ….….  violence.
48. They were not acquitted ….….   the crime
49. The judge was appreciated ….….  awarding a just judgement.
50. The boxer was knocked ….….  and after a while he came….….  and stood ….….  .
Answers
1.     On Sundays Mr. John stays at home and works in the garden.
2.     In the daytime the streets are crowded by during night they are quite deserted.
3.     Shall we discuss the matter in my room or shall I come to your house?
4.     Are you going by train? No, I am going in Rachel’s car.
5.      Rajan saw him standing in queue but I do not know whether he got into the bus or not.
6.     Hema arrived at Kochi at 6.p.m. on a cloudy September day.
7.     Henry was leaning against the wall with his hands in his pockets.
8.     Berna sits at her desk all day with her head in hand and it gets on my nerves.
9.     This picture was painted by Rembrandt. There is another Rembrandt on the opposite wall.
10.  My parents have lived in this street for ten years.
11.  Have you heard from James? Yes, I had a letter on Monday.
12.  I was ill for week and during that week my mother never left my side.
13.  I am sorry for being late. It was good of you to wait for   me.
14.  While on their way to the school, at the crossroads they were attacked by the stalker.
15.  The officer insisted on seeing the ID card.
16.  The children are very fond of Cricket. During summer they spend most of their time in the playground.
17.  Where does these flies come from?
18.  The Smiths arrived on the morning of the sixth of July.
19.  The soldiers were trained in the camp for six months.
20.  She has not seen him since he left the school.
21.  It snowed all Monday but stopped snowing during the night.
22.  He was known to be a troublesome boy during his childhood.
23.  In summer, we got to Shimla.
24.  The children played football from   4.00.p.m.to 6.00.p.m
25.  They did not get home before seven in the evening.
26.  They arrived at the hotel in/on time.
27.  We can go on foot or go on a bicycle.
28.  The tourists were keen to get onto the camels.
29.  Raman got onto/off the train at Pune.
30.  The kids swam in the sea while their mother stood at the sea.
31.  The cat jumped onto the roof.
32.  They climbed into the truck.
33.  The helicopter hovered over/above the accident scene.
34.  We put a rug over him.
35.  There is a bridge over the river.
36.  The delegates discussed the issue over a cup of coffee.
37.  There is a Bible under the pillow.
38.  The Johnsons live below us. We live above them.
39.  The family was annoyed when she married beneath her.
40.  He built a new house beside a lake.
41.  I was happy to be among my students again.
42.  Do not touch the switch with bare hands.
43.  I have no money on me.
44.  They quarrelled over the treasure.
45.  It never occurred to the miscreants that they would be caught red-handed.
46.  The miscreants were charged with burglary.
47.  They persisted in their innocence and then they resorted to violence.
48.  They were not acquitted of   the crime
49.  The judge was appreciated for awarding a just judgement.

50.  The boxer was knocked out and after a while he came to and stood up.

2 comments:

  1. Sir, may I have the answers for the above exercise on prepositions? Thank you

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  2. 1. On Sundays Mr. John stays at home and works in the garden.
    2. In the daytime the streets are crowded by during night they are quite deserted.
    3. Shall we discuss the matter in my room or shall I come to your house?
    4. Are you going by train? No, I am going in Rachel’s car.
    5. Rajan saw him standing in queue but I do not know whether he got into the bus or not.
    6. Hema arrived at Kochi at 6.p.m. on a cloudy September day.
    7. Henry was leaning against the wall with his hands in his pockets.
    8. Berna sits at her desk all day with her head in hand and it gets on my nerves.
    9. This picture was painted by Rembrandt. There is another Rembrandt on the opposite wall.
    10. My parents have lived in this street for ten years.
    11. Have you heard from James? Yes, I had a letter on Monday.
    12. I was ill for week and during that week my mother never left my side.
    13. I am sorry for being late. It was good of you to wait for me.
    14. While on their way to the school, at the crossroads they were attacked by the stalker.
    15. The officer insisted on seeing the ID card.
    16. The children are very fond of Cricket. During summer they spend most of their time in the playground.
    17. Where does these flies come from?
    18. The Smiths arrived on the morning of the sixth of July.
    19. The soldiers were trained in the camp for six months.
    20. She has not seen him since he left the school.
    21. It snowed all Monday but stopped snowing during the night.
    22. He was known to be a troublesome boy during his childhood.
    23. In summer, we got to Shimla.
    24. The children played football from 4.00.p.m.to 6.00.p.m
    25. They did not get home before seven in the evening.
    26. They arrived at the hotel in/on time.
    27. We can go on foot or go on a bicycle.
    28. The tourists were keen to get onto the camels.
    29. Raman got onto/off the train at Pune.
    30. The kids swam in the sea while their mother stood at the sea.
    31. The cat jumped onto the roof.
    32. They climbed into the truck.
    33. The helicopter hovered over/above the accident scene.
    34. We put a rug over him.
    35. There is a bridge over the river.
    36. The delegates discussed the issue over a cup of coffee.
    37. There is a Bible under the pillow.
    38. The Johnsons live below us. We live above them.
    39. The family was annoyed when she married beneath her.
    40. He built a new house beside a lake.
    41. I was happy to be among my students again.
    42. Do not touch the switch with bare hands.
    43. I have no money on me.
    44. They quarrelled over the treasure.
    45. It never occurred to the miscreants that they would be caught red-handed.
    46. The miscreants were charged with burglary.
    47. They persisted in their innocence and then they resorted to violence.
    48. They were not acquitted of the crime
    49. The judge was appreciated for awarding a just judgement.
    50. The boxer was knocked out and after a while he came to and stood up.

    ReplyDelete