Prepositions 1
The dog is in the kennel. Which word is the preposition in that sentence?

Prepositions 1

This Key Stage 1 quiz takes a look at Prepositions. This quiz introduces Year 2 students at KS1 to ‘in’ and ‘on’ as positions. The National Curriculum states that Year 3 pupils should know how to use prepositions correctly. This quiz is an introduction, for Year 2 pupils, to those words they will use most frequently. It will help their understanding of literacy and the English language.

A preposition is a word that tells us where something is - its position. We can say the cat is inside or on the cage. The prepositions here are ‘inside’ and ‘on’. Test your knowledge on prepositions.

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  1. What is a preposition?
    Prepositions can be: in, by, on, under, above, off, up and into.
  2. 'The crocodile went into the river.' Which word is a preposition?
    The word 'into' is the preposition because that is the position he is going. A preposition tells you how one thing relates to the other, so how the crocodile relates to the river.
  3. 'We went on the swings.' Which word is the preposition?
    You go on swings because you sit on top of them.
  4. Which word isn't a preposition?
    The first three answers tell you the position of something.
  5. Look at the picture, which sentence is correct?
    The words 'under,' 'by' and 'above' are all prepositions, however, in these sentences they aren't quite right. The picture shows the cars on the bridge, not under it. They weren't by or beside the bridge as they were on it and they weren't above the bridge as this would suggest there is a gap between the bridge and the cars.
  6. We know a preposition tells us the position of two things, in relation to each other. In this sentence, which two things are we relating? 'The man jumped into the river.'
    We are saying the man jumped into the river - so we are relating/explaining the relationship between the man and the river.
  7. Look at the picture, which answer is correct?
    If you use the preposition 'in' then it is inside something.
  8. 'The cat sat on the chair.' Which word is a preposition?
    The word 'on' tells us the position of the cat.
  9. 'The fish were caught in the net.' Which word is a preposition?
    They are in the net and so, the place they are is 'inside' or 'in'.
  10. Which two things are we relating in this sentence? 'She jumped on his back.'
    We are linking the words 'she' and his back, so linking the person with the place.

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