Prepositions 1
The preposition 'in' is used in the following sentence: 'Playful dolphins splashed about in the sea'.

Prepositions 1

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Prepositions are linking words that are put before nouns and pronouns, and describe something's location or other information. In the sentence 'The cat sits on the sofa', the word 'on' is the preposition.

To hone your preposition skills, play this quiz on the subject.

1.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
The journey ....... home ....... school ....... train takes one hour.
from, by, to
from, for, by
from, to, by
from, to, for
Prepositions are put before nouns and here there are three of them
2.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
The book ....... the library is ....... your homework.
by, from
from, for
from, to
to, from
3.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
I bought a present ....... my mother.
by
for
from
to
A common error here is the use of 'to'
4.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
Entries ....... the competition must be received ....... us ....... Friday.
for, by, by
for, for, by
from, by, by
to, to, by
5.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
They gave the homework books ....... their friends.
by
for
from
to
The preposition 'to' is put before the pronoun 'their'
6.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
The book written ....... J Smith ....... the library is ....... you to read.
by, from, for
for, from, by
from, by, for
to, from, for
7.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
I gave a present ....... my friend.
by
for
from
to
The preposition 'to' is put before the pronoun 'my'
8.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
The flowers will be a surprise ....... my mother.
by
for
from
to
9.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
I am buying flowers ....... her birthday.
by
for
from
to
10.
Find the preposition(s) in the following sentence.
You need to choose a book ....... the library.
by
for
from
to
The preposition 'from' is put before the noun 'library'
Author:  Sue Daish

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