Prepositions Worksheet-1

Prepositions Worksheet-1

 

Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:

  1. We saw Hitesh relaxing ____ a beach chair.

A. In                    B. On                  C. Under            D. With

 

  1. The tired traveller slept _____ the shade of the tree.

A. Under            B. On                  C. Into                D. In

 

  1. We have been living here ______ 1990.

A. For                 B. By                   C. Since              D. With

 

  1. The players have been playing _____ four hours.

A. Since              B. For                 C. By                   D. With

 

  1. How many people have been invited _____ tea?

A. For                 B. To                   C. With               D. In

 

  1. She blended the batter ______ a blender.

A. With               B. By                   C. For                 D. On

 

  1. Will you complete the project _____ a week?

A. Without         B. Within           C. With               D. Into

 

  1. The elderly usually suffer ______ general weakness.

A. With               B. By                   C. From             D. Of

 

  1. She ran ______ the small lake to exercise her legs.

A. Across           B. Onto               C. Around          D. Into

 

  1. ______ being intelligent, he is also resourceful.

A. Beside            B. Besides          C. By                   D. From

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

Explanation: One always sits ‘on’ a chair.

 

  1. D

Explanation: One is always ‘in’ the shade and ‘under’ a tree.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Since’ is always used to show the starting point of an action.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘For’ is always used to show the duration of the action.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Invited’ is always followed by the preposition ‘to.’

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘With’ is always used for an instrument (agent, here – blender) used for the action.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Within’ is always used to show a specific time period.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Suffer’ is always followed by the preposition ‘from’.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Around’ shows that she circled the lake.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Besides = in addition to’; hence this is used here.