Prepositions exercise | CBSE grammar worksheets

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. He started ………………. six ……………….. the morning.

a) in, at

b) at, in

c) at, at

2. The dacoit hanged himself ……………… a piece of rope.

a) with

b) by

c) of

3. The portrait was painted …………… a famous artist who lived …………….. the 17th century.

a) by, during

b) by, at

c) with, in

d) by, on

4. The boy has been missing ………………. yesterday.

a) since

b) for

c) from

5. We must reach our destination ………………. sunset.

a) before

b) within

c) in

6. He ran four miles ……………….. thirty minutes.

a) in

b) by

c) during

7. ……………….. last month, I have seen him only once.

a) Since

b) From

c) For

8. He was killed ………………. the robber …………… a hatchet.

a) by, with

b) with, by

c) with, with

d) by, by

9. We will be staying here …………….. another three months.

a) for

b) to

c) since

10. He boasted …………………. his accomplishments.

a) about

b) of

c) with

11. Little Jack Horner sat …………….. a corner.

a) in

b) on

c) within

12. ……………… Ram and Shyam, there were two other boys present.

a) Besides

b) Beside

c) Except

Answers

1. He started at six in the morning.

2. The dacoit hanged himself with a piece of rope.

3. The portrait was painted by a famous artist who lived during the 17th century.

4. The boy has been missing since yesterday.

5. We must reach our destination before sunset.

6. He ran four miles in thirty minutes.

7. Since last month, I have seen him only once.

8. He was killed by the robber with a hatchet.

9. We will be staying here for another three months.

10. He boasted of his accomplishments.

11. Little Jack Horner sat in a corner.

12. Besides Ram and Shyam, there were two other boys present.

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