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PREPOSITIONS.

Prepositions are words used before nouns or pronouns to show location or
direction.
• Prepositions of location show place and position.
Examples : in, on, under, next to, behind, between, among and
against.
• Prepositions of direction show the direction of things.
Examples : through, over, across, along and to.

Examples of sentences prepositions.
1. Please do not sit on this chair.
2. Maria sits beside me in class.
3. He puts the bottles of milk in the box.
4. The birds flew swiftly over the building.
5. There is a cat sleeping under the chair.
6. The scouts sat around the campfire.
7. He was not at home last evening.
8. Go up the stairs slowly and carefully.
9. He likes listening to music.
10. The maid turns off the light after midnight.

A. SUBSTITUTION TABLE
The bird flew

against

his head.

She walked carefully

above

the riverbank.

Please do not lean

along

the wall.

The cat slept

at

the box near the wall.

They stopped

in

the stall to rest.

The villagers throw the rubbish

behind

the river.

They took a rest

into

a shady tree.

The shoes are kept

after

the door.

My mother went shopping

between

the cooking class.

The table is placed

under

the two chairs.

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B. Detect and correct errors.

Karl went up Charlie’s house in the back door. He looked into
the hall and saw a big cage on one corner. At the cage was a white
dove with five other birds.
The dove tried to fly in the door of the cage but could not.
Trying to get help, it dropped some grains to the kitchen. A
grasshopper behind the hall saw the grains. It dashed among the field
and ate the grains.

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C. Fill in the blanks.
Choose the correct prepositions within brackets and complete each
sentence.
1. The plane looked big as it flew ________ the clouds. (by, below)
2. He stood _______ the river and looked at his reflection in the water.
(beside, behind)
3. The dog jumped ________ the wall to get the ball. (below, over)
4. He sat _________ the river with his rod and line. (among, by)
5. I took a seat _______ Rina and Azli on the flight. ( among, between )
6. The teams marched _________ their flag-bearers. (between,
behind)

7. The old woman hid her money ________ her clothes. (over, among)
8. The answers were given ___________ the paragraph. (over, below)
9. The car ran __________ a long snake. (between, over)
10.The old man sat _________his son and held his hand. (over, beside)

Complete the sentences using one of these prepositions.

between

beside

behind

among

over

by

below

1. The thief hid ___________ the bush when the police came.
2. We sat ____________ each other to discuss a few things.
3. Please place the chair _________ the cupboard and the table.
4. I found this old coin ___________ my collection of badges.
5. There is a painting of a dragon _________ the clock.
6. The carpenters were working on the floor ________ ours.
7. Leave your shoes __________ the door.

8. We sat under a huge tree ____________ the lake.
9. A bird had built its nest just __________ the roof.
10.There is a new supermarket __________ the post-office and the
bank.

D. Text Completion

in front of
across

between
beside

behind
opposite

next to
across

1. There is a bus stop ____________ the market.
2. The supermarket is ___________ the cinema.
3. There are many bookshops ___________ Jalan Bazaar.
4. The post office is __________ the police station and the mosque.
5. There is a museum ___________ the river.
6. The police station is ___________ the post office.
7. The supermarket is ____________ the bus stop.
8. The mosque is ____________ the post office.

E. Construct Sentences
Look at the picture carefully. Write 5 sentences using prepositions.

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