Preposition And Use Of Prepositions With Examples

PREPOSITION
DEFINITION
Preposition is a word which relates a noun or pronoun with other words of the sentence. Example:
The cat is sitting on the table
Preposition List And Use Of Prepositions With Examples
TYPES OF PREPOSITION
•Preposition of Time
•Preposition of Place
•Phrasal Prepositions (Verb/Adj + Preposition) Such as look after, look at, laugh at etc.
PREPOSITION OF TIME
AT:
• At + clock time
For example: at 7 O’ clock, at 9:30 pm, at quarter past six • At + (word) + time
For example: at lunch time, at break time, at tuition time etc. • At + the weekend (Americans would use on the weekend)
PREPOSITION OF TIME
ON:
• On + A single day
Example: on 14th of March, on Monday, on Iqbal day, on my birthday etc. Exception#1: on today, on tomorrow, on yesterday.
Exception#2: on next Monday, on last Monday, on every Monday.
PREPOSITION OF TIME
IN:
• In + longer periods (more than 24 hours)
Examples: in June, in the Summer, in 2019, in the 70’s, in the 21st century etc. • In + Part of the day (less than 24 hours)
Examples: at dusk, in the morning, at noon, in the afternoon, in the evening, at dusk, at night, at mid-night.
Exception: on Sunday morning, on Sunday night.
in the night (for a specific night)
FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH AT/IN/ON
1. I was born ____ June, 1991.
2. He came to me ____ Monday.
3. I will visit you ____ the morning.
4. I ate Pizza ____ night.
5. I eat Pizza ____ night
6. The match is going to start _____ 7 O’ clock.
7. He will wear new dress _____ her birthday.
8. Schools will remain closed ____ Labor Day.
9. It rains in Pakistan ____ the Summer Season.
10. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged to death ____ 1974.
PREPOSITION OF PLACE
EXERCISE OF PREPOSITION
⮚ He was going _____ Karachi
(to, from, on, in)
⮚ I was coming ______ Lahore.
(to, from, away from, into)
⮚ He is _____ France (away from, out of, into, off) ⮚ I am ____ my home. (at, on, into, off)
⮚ The cat is sitting ___ the table. (on, in, into, onto) ⮚ The frog jumped ____ the pond. (on, in, into, onto) ⮚ I picked the pickle ____ the jar. (on, in, out of, off) ⮚ The boy ran ____ the class. (in, into, on, onto) ⮚ The marker is ____ the drawer. (at, in, into, from) ⮚ The candies are _____ the jar. (in, into, at, off) ⮚ We should always trust ____ God.
⮚ He died ____ Congo virus. (in, of, from, to)
⮚ He is eating Pizza instead ____ Sandwich. (in, of, from, to)
⮚ I am very much interested ____ Mathematics. (on, at, in, from)
⮚ Beware ____ the dogs roaming here and there. (from, of, in, to)
⮚ You are responsible ____ all your faults. (to, for, from, in)
⮚ The nurse was looking ____ the patient. (in, after, into, for)
⮚ He is very good ____ Maths. (of, at, from, by) ⮚ He goes to school ____ foot. (in, on, from, by) ⮚ He reached the USA _____ aero plane. (by, on, in, from)
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#1
The mother was anxious _________ the safety of her son. a) at
b) about
c) for
d) upon
Engagement has been broken off
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#2
A good judge never jumps _______ the conclusion.
a) at
b) to
c) on
d) for
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#3
He was killed ______ a highway man ____ a dagger.
a) by; for
b) By; with
c) In; for
d) With; for
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#4
My uncle was afflicted _______ a serious illness and was almost confined _____ bed _____ more than two months.
a) By; on; for
b) By; on; since
c) With; to; for
d) To; to; since
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#5
The boys looked ______ the old kite mater _____ the same indifference as they showed _______ the shoemaker.
a) To; with; for
b) On; in; to
c) At; in; to
d) at; with; to
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#6
Finding myself short ____ money, I wrote _____ my uncle ________ help.
a) Of; to; for
b) In; to; to
c) With; to; for
d) To; to; about
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#7
It is a long time _____ I saw my friend who lives _______ his parents _________ the neighboring town.
a) When; at; of
b) Since; with; in
c) When; for; in
d) Since; for; of
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#8
He was advised to abstain ______ all alcoholic drinks.
a) In
b) At
c) From
d) by
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#9
It is not always easy to sympathies ______ an unfortunate man.
a) With
b) For
c) By
d) at
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#10
He had to repent _____ what he had done.
a) At
b) Of
c) Over
d) For
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#11
Take this medicine and you will get rid ___ the bad cold.
a) From
b) Over
c) At
d) of
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#12
My cousin has invested a lot of money _______ farming.
a) On
b) For
c) In
d) Into
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#13
Are not these slums a disgrace _____ the civil authorities.
a) For
b) To
c) Towards
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#14
Satan refused to bow ________ his master.
a) On
b) About
c) Upon
d) To
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#15
It is dangerous to enter _________ the enemy’s camp.
a) In
b) Into
c) On
d) through
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#16
President Saddam Hussain has been familiar _____ a gun all his life.
a) With
b) For
c) By
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#17
The mother was concerned _____ the safety of her child.
a) At
b) About
c) For
d) Upon
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#18
In the morning, I simply take a glance ______ the newspaper headlines.
a) At
b) On
c) Of
d) Through
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#19
He thought that his father was not happy _____ him.
a) With
b) About
c) For
d) At
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#20
There is no exception __________ this rule.
a) In
b) To
c) For
d) About
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#21
I am not obsessed _______ such ideas as you are.
a) In
b) On
c) For
d) With
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#22
I am ready to say this _____ her face.
a) At
b) In
c) To
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#23
The insects are a great nuisance ________ us.
a) With
b) For
c) To
d) At
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#24
She was a devoted wife and looked ______ her husband.
a) After
b) At
c) For
d) To
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#25
Pakistan is committed ____ a policy of peaceful existence.
a) For
b) With
c) To
d) Of
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#26
No one can stop a man from doing a thing if her is really keen _________ it.
a) In
b) At
c) For
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#27
I am angry with him _________ his carelessness.
a) At
b) In
c) For
d) Of
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#28
The rainfall ____ Pakistan varies ___ place to place and also from year _____ year.
a) Over; with; by
b) Of; from; after
c) In; from; to
d) For; what; after
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#29
Men have made ships that can sail _____ the sea and fly _______ the air.
a) Along; above
b) On; in
c) Over; into
d) Upon; through
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#30
There was no agreement _____ the great powers ______ a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
a) Between; about
b) Among; on
c) In; for
d) With; about
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#31
The problem ______ housing _____ Pakistan is a complex one.
a) About; in
b) Of; in
c) In; of
d) For; in
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#32
I must hold discussions _____ you _____ that matter shortly.
a) About; in
b) With; on
c) With; for
d) About; for
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#33
I am annoyed ______ him _____ what he has done to me.
a) By; in
b) With; against
c) At; for
d) With; for
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE
QUESTION#34
You must apologise ____ him _____ the wring you have done him.
a) From; against
b) From; on
c) To; for
d) With; for
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#35
Only the blood-stained road was a witness _____ his assassination.
a) Of
b) To
c) At
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#36
After high tea, he settled himself ____ his arm chair.
a) On
b) In
c) Over
d) Into
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#37
I do not agree _____ you on this point.
a) To
b) With
c) In
d) at
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#38
The thunder was accompanied _____ heavy rains.
a) With
b) By
c) Up
d) Through
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#39
He turned _____ the proposal without thinking.
a) Out
b) Up
c) Down
d) In
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#40
The principal called _____ the names of the winners.
a) On
b) At
c) Out
d) For
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#41
He resembles _____ his mother.
a) With
b) In
c) At
d) None
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#42
The teacher has no control _____ the students.
a) On
b) Over
c) With
d) At
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#43
I have been waiting for him ______ three weeks.
a) For
b) From
c) Since
d) On
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#44
Good sleep is necessary ____ good health.
a) Of
b) For
c) At
d) From
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#45
I am used ________ such hardships.
a) To
b) At
c) For
d) From
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#46
Moona is married _____ Hassan.
a) With
b) At
c) Between
d) To
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#47
Hassan marries ____ Mona.
a) With
b) At
c) To
d) None
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#48
Let us travel ____ night, it will be cool then.
a) At
b) By
c) In
d) During
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#49
I was astonished ______ the sad news.
a) At
b) In
c) With
d) To
PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE QUESTION#50
We travelled ______ a boat to reach Keemari.
a) By
b) On
c) For
d) About

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