Prepositions – Exercises for Class 8

Preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or a pronouns to show its relation to some other word in a sentence. It has not fixed meaning of its won and it derives its meaning from the context it is used in. The commonly used prepositions are – to, with, into, in, for, by, below, under, down, about, off.

Exercises

Q. Underline the prepositions in the following sentences.

  1. At present he is posted in Chennai.
  2. The students are still in the playground.
  3. Rita’s father works for an Australian company.
  4. Manoj jumped into the swimming pool.

Answer

  1. At present he is posted in Chennai.
  2. The students are still in the playground.
  3. Rita’s father works for an Australian company.
  4. Manoj jumped into the swimming pool.

Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

The bus was crowded and I was keeping an eye (1) ________ the bus stop. I was supposed to get down. I now recall that I was surrounded (2) ________ at least three people (3) ________ the bus. I think one (4) ________ them picked my mobile phone (5) ________ my pocket while I was trying (6) ________ disembark. I surmise that a group (7) ________ pickpockets are (8) ________ operation (9) ________ that area. When I spoke (10) ________ others about my experience, they told me that they had heard (11) ________ similar incident (12) ________ that area.

Answer

  1. on
  2. by
  3. on
  4. of
  5. from
  6. to
  7. of
  8. at
  9. in
  10. to
  11. of
  12. in

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