Preposition Exercises

A Preposition is a word placed before a noun or a pronoun to show its relation to some other word, to indicate place, position and time.

Preposition Exercises with Answers

Q. Complete the sentences with appropriate Prepositions:

  1. Government departments are accountable ______________ their spending.
  2. He is very active ______________ the scouting movement.
  3. She is very adaptable ______________ change.
  4. He is very adept ______________ making people feel at ease.
  5. We are afraid ______________ making him angry.
  6. She is anxious ______________ something happening to her children.
  7. He reconciled __________ his opponent.
  8. They were appreciative ______________ what we had done for them.
  9. Her dress was appropriate ______________ the occasion.
  10. He is not ashamed ______________ the bad things he has done.


  1. for
  2. in
  3. to
  4. at
  5. of
  6. about
  7. with
  8. of
  9. for
  10. of

Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate Prepositions:

  1. The enemy is ______________ my door.
  2. He will come ______________ an hour.
  3. The boy takes ______________ his father.
  4. The building is ______________ construction.
  5. He fell dead ______________ my eyes.
  6. I was cautioned ______________ believing rumours.
  7. Children quarrel ______________ trivial matters.
  8. The refugees have encroached ______________ his land.
  9. I prevailed ______________ him to join the picnic.


  1. at
  2. after
  3. from
  4. under
  5. in front of
  6. against
  7. over
  8. upon
  9. on

Q. Choose the correct preposition given in brackets.

  1. Is she related (with/ to) you?
  2. They walked (in/ into) the room.
  3. He aimed his gun (at/ on) the robber.
  4. The cat is sitting (in/under)the table.
  5. He killed the snake (by/ with) a stick.


  1. Is she related to you?
  2. They walked into the room.
  3. He aimed his gun at the robber.
  4. The cat is sitting under the table.
  5. He killed the snake with a stick.

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