Prepositions

Prepositions indicating position close to a point

April 29, 2013

To talk about position close to a point, we use the following prepositions: near, by, next to, between, among and opposite. Near Near means close to someone or something There is a temple near my house. Some students were standing near the gate. Most shops near the station remained closed throughout the day. ‘Is the […]

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Using along

April 13, 2013

Along can be used as a preposition and an adverb. When used as a preposition, it is followed by a noun. When used as an adverb, it is not followed by a noun. The boys walked along the corridor. (Here the noun the corridor acts as the object of the preposition along.) You can bring […]

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Across and through grammar exercise

April 12, 2013

Complete the following sentences using across or through. 1. Who was the first woman pilot to fly ……………………. the Atlantic. a) across b) through 2. She walked …………………… the road and disappeared in the crowd. a) across b) through 3. There is a bridge …………………….. the river. a) across b) through 4. The train was […]

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Across as a preposition and an adverb

April 11, 2013

Across can be used as a preposition or an adverb. When used as a preposition, it is followed by a noun. We walked across the desert. (Here the noun the desert acts as the object of the preposition across.) Across means from one side to the other. She walked across the road. (= She walked […]

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Prepositions exercise

April 8, 2013

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. Note that this exercise is not aimed at native speakers of the language. It is for ESL students. 1. I’m experimenting ……………………….. a new hairstyle. (with / for / in) 2. We did an experiment ………………………… the chemistry lesson today. (in / for / on) 3. My parents […]

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Prepositions exercise

April 4, 2013

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. 1. She was happy when she got the job. But six months ……………………………….. she was fired. 2. I prefer the seaside ……………………………. the mountains. 3. She stopped talking about her illnesses and went ………………………. to tell us about all her other problems. 4. He is inclined …………………………………. lose […]

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Mistakes in the use of prepositions

March 4, 2013

In this lesson we will take a look at some of the most common mistakes in the use of prepositions. Incorrect: The ball rolled slowly in the goal. Correct: The ball rolled slowly into the goal. Incorrect: She ran in the room crying. Correct: She ran into the room crying. The prepositions in and on […]

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Using through

February 21, 2013

Through can be used as a preposition or an adverb. When through is used as a preposition, it is followed by a noun. When it is used as an adverb, it is not followed by a noun. Through means from end to end or side to side of. The River Thames goes through London. We […]

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Prepositions exercise

January 3, 2013

One of the biggest problems that ESL students face while learning English is an inability to use prepositions correctly. Although prepositions are small words, they can be quite confusing. Test your knowledge of prepositions with the grammar exercise. A passage is given below with some blank spaces. You have to fill in the blanks using […]

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Time prepositions

December 15, 2012

Time prepositions On Use on with days. I met him on Friday. My birthday is on May 18th. We are having a small party on Christmas day. Use at with clock times and other expressions of time such as noon, night and midnight. The train departs at 6.30. We usually have dinner at 9 o’clock. […]

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