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    A preposition is a word placed before a noun or pronoun to show its connection or relationship with other words in a sentence.

    In other words, prepositions show the connection or relationship between two nouns or pronouns.

    Examples of preposition are: in, to, from, over, throught, into, towards, by, at, about, below, above, among, across, of, since etc.

    Prepositions are used to indicate ...


    (1) Place or position of something.


    (a) The cup is ON the table.

    (b) There is water IN the bottle.

    (c) His flat was OVER the shop.


    (2) Direction at which someone or something moves.


    (a) He went TOWARDS the gate.

    (b) Jack and Jill went UP the hill.

    (c) Lucianne headed DOWN the street.


    (3) Source of something.


    (a) We got the pizza FROM Domino.

    (b) I heard the news OVER the radio.

    (c) This table is made OF plastic.


    (4) Method or way in which something is done.


    (a) He went BY air.

    (b) The thief escaped THROUGH the window.

    (c) They stared at each other WITHOUT speaking.


    (5) the time when something happens.


    (a) They arrived ON Monday.

    (b) English class starts AT 9 a.m.

    (c) Come to school BEFORE noon.


    That was as easy as ABC! Complete the following sentences with suitable prepositions.




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    1. The train arrived exactly 10 p.m.

    2. Our school is the market and the church.

    3. Share the oranges the two girls.

    4. Can you quickly walk the road?

    5. The policeman ran the thief.

    6. Look at that vehicle going the road!

    7. Our teacher made me stand his table for two hours.

    8. You don't have to blame me the mistake.

    9. We all have hair our heads.

    10. The thief broke the house.

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