Prepositions Exercises – Prepositions Worksheet

In this prepositions worksheet, we will explore the intricate role that prepositions play in the English language. Through a variety of exercises, you’ll practice identifying and using prepositions to express location, time, direction, and more. 

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Prepositions Worksheet

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Prepositions Exercises

Prepositions Exercise 1: Fill in the Blank 

  1. She is very fond _____ chocolate.
  2. The cat jumped _____ the table.
  3. We walked _____ the bridge at sunset.
  4. He is afraid _____ spiders.
  5. I will meet you _____ the corner of the street.
  6. The painting hangs _____ the fireplace.
  7. They arrived _____ the party right on time.
  8. The book belongs _____ the man in the blue jacket.
  9. She has been working here _____ Monday.
  10. The kids are playing _____ the park.
  11. He drove _____ the speed limit the entire way.
  12. The flowers are _____ the vase on the dining table.
  13. We waited _____ the rain to stop before leaving.
  14. My birthday is _____ April.
  15. The plane flew _____ the clouds.
  16. Please respond _____ this email at your earliest convenience.
  17. She is really good _____ playing the piano.
  18. The grocery store is right _____ the street from my house.
  19. The teacher asked us to turn _____ our assignments before the weekend.
  20. The movie starts _____ 7 o’clock sharp.

Answers:

1. of

2. onto

3. across

4. of

5. at

6. above

7. at

8. to

9. since

10. in

11. under

12. in

13. for

14. in

15. above

16. to

17. at

18. across

19. in

20. at

Preposition Exercise 2: Preposition Multiple Choice

Instructions: Choose the correct preposition for each sentence.

  1. I have a meeting scheduled ___ Monday morning.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  2. The train is due to arrive ___ 5:00 PM.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  3. We usually go skiing ___ the winter.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  4. The store is located ___ the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  5. The movie starts ___ a few minutes.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  6. Let’s meet ___ the coffee shop.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  7. She was born ___ the 90s.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  8. The plane will land ___ Tokyo ___ noon.
    • (A) in/at
    • (B) on/in
    • (C) at/on
  9. The concert will be held ___ Saturday evening.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  10. They moved to Canada ___ 2010.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  11. The meeting was postponed ___ further notice.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) until
  12. The kids are playing soccer ___ the park.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  13. The stars are visible ___ night.
    • (A) in
    • (B) on
    • (C) at
  14. We will stop ___ Paris ___ our way to Spain.
    • (A) in/on
    • (B) on/in
    • (C) at/on
  15. The bakery opens ___ 6 AM ___ weekdays.
    • (A) in/on
    • (B) on/in
    • (C) at/on

Answers:

1. (B) on

2. (C) at

3. (A) in

4. (C) at

5. (A) in

6. (C) at

7. (A) in

8. (A) in/at

9. (B) on

10. (A) in

11. (C) until

12. (A) in

13. (C) at

14. (A) in/on

15. (C) at/on

Prepositions Exercises 3: Complete the Paragraph 

Last summer, I went on a trip to Italy. I traveled___ (1) plane and arrived ___(2) Rome ___(3) a sunny afternoon. The city was bustling with tourists and locals alike. I stayed ___(4) a small hotel right ___(5) the heart of the city. Every morning, I would walk ___(6) the narrow streets, admiring the architecture and stopping ___(7) coffee at quaint cafes.

One day, I took a tour ___(8) the Colosseum, which was an incredible experience. I learned that it was built ___(9) the Roman Empire and has stood ___(10) over two millennia. After the tour, I enjoyed a delicious meal ___(11) a nearby restaurant famous___ (12) its traditional Italian cuisine.

During my trip, I also visited the Vatican City, where I marveled ___(13) the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica and the art ___(14) the Sistine Chapel. On my last day, I went shopping ___(15) souvenirs to remember my unforgettable journey.

Answers:

1. by

2. in

3. on

4. at

5. in

6. through

7. for

8. of

9. during

10. for

11. at

12. for

13. at

14. in

15. for

Preposition Exercise 4: Error Identification

  1. I was born on Paris.
  2. She’s been waiting from the bus for over an hour.
  3. We walked to the top of the hill at dawn.
  4. My appointment is by 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
  5. Could you please look after my keys during I’m gone?
  6. They arrived to the airport just in time.
  7. The book you want is over the shelf.
  8. He has been working here since 1998 until now.
  9. The painting was hanging on front of the window.
  10. The conference is taking place of the third floor.
  11. I will meet you in the street corner.
  12. They discussed about the issue for hours.
  13. I’m good on playing the guitar.
  14. She has a lot of experience in dealing with children.
  15. The train is capable to travel at high speeds.

Answers:

  1. on → in (Correct: I was born in Paris.)
  2. from → for (Correct: She’s been waiting for the bus for over an hour.)
  3. This sentence is correct.
  4. by → at (Correct: My appointment is at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.)
  5. during → while (Correct: Could you please look after my keys while I’m gone?)
  6. to → at (Correct: They arrived at the airport just in time.)
  7. over → on (Correct: The book you want is on the shelf.)
  8. until → (remove “until now”) (Correct: He has been working here since 1998.)
  9. on → in (Correct: The painting was hanging in front of the window.)
  10. of → on (Correct: The conference is taking place on the third floor.)
  11. in → at (Correct: I will meet you at the street corner.)
  12. discussed about → discussed (Correct: They discussed the issue for hours.)
  13. on → at (Correct: I’m good at playing the guitar.)
  14. This sentence is correct.
  15. to → of (Correct: The train is capable of traveling at high speeds.)