What are Prepositions? Prepositions are words that connect one thing with another, showing how they are related.
Some prepositions tell you about position or place.
Dad always keeps his wallet in the drawer.
There is a long mirror on the wall.
The school is near the park.
There is an old castle on the hill.
The horse jumped over the hurdle.
A preposition is usually followed by a noun or pronoun.
Some prepositions are used to talk about time.
We get up in the morning. We go to bed at night.
It’s always hot in summer.
The movie starts at two in the afternoon.
Autumn begins in September.
They were married in 1990.
Joe arrived after me.
It has not rained at all for two weeks.
Breakfast is served at seven o’clock.
Kevin and Joe have been in the same class since first grade.
Underline the prepositions in the following sentences.
1 The man fell off the ladder.
2 We have dinner at 7:30 P.M.
3 Tom was born on a Friday.
4 There are seven days in a week.
5 Sue is running after her dog.
6 Several people are waiting at the bus stop.
7 I received a letter from Sara yesterday.
8 Why are you still in bed?
Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions from the box.
near by on at between in around into up behind
1 The bus arrived ________ 8:30 A.M.
2 The children are swimming ________ the pool.
3 There’s a picture ________ the wall.
4 There is a fence ________ the house.
5 Granny is sitting ________ fire.
6 Harold is hiding ________ the chair.
7 Jack climbed ________ the beanstalk.
8 We divided the candy ________ us.
9 I dived ______ the river.
10 Don’t go too ________ the edge.