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Grammar - Conventions of Standard English - Prepositions

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Grammar - Conventions of Standard English - Prepositions

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A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. A preposition tells us what is happening and when. Some common prepositions that are frequently used are: to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with.

1.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
I found my school books ___ the kitchen table.
to
for
on
of
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'on'.
2.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
Jake’s dog was running ___ circles.
out
from
for
in
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'in'.
3.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
I saw him running ____ the train.
on
for
of
out
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'for'.
4.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
Please take your shoes ___ when you arrive.
on
from
off
of
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'off'. The preposition 'of' means belonging to or relating to. 'Off' here means to remove.
5.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
The boy and girl sat ____ the riverbed.
by
to
with
for
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'by'.
6.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
Grandpa always drinks a glass ____ warm milk each night before going to bed.
of
off
by
to
As the preposition 'off' means to remove, that one is clearly not the right one. Looking at the remaining three choices, 'of' best fits here.
7.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
Charlie was playing ______ his toy trucks.
out
for
with
from
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'with'.
8.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
He returned his books ___ the library.
on
to
with
for
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'to'.
9.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
Kathy borrowed the dress ______ her cousin.
from
by
on
of
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'from'.
10.
Determine which common preposition listed would be the best fit.
I bought some fruits ___ the grocery store.
off
with
out
in
By reading the sentence using each of the listed prepositions the best fit for this sentence is 'in'.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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