Prepositions Exercise | Class 10 English Grammar

Test your understanding of prepositions with this grammar exercise. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

One night a man dreamed that he was walking ………1…….. (across / along /in) the beach ………2……. (with / between / to) the Lord. Many scenes ……3……. (of / from / out) his life flashed ……4………. (along / across / over) the sky. In each scene he noticed footprints ………5……. (over / in / at) the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. ………6……. (In / At / On) other times there were only one set of footprints.

This bothered him very much because he noticed that during the toughest phases ………7……. (on / of / from) his life – that is when he suffered ……8……. (with / from / of) anguish, sorrow, or defeat – he could see only one set of footprints.

Upset, he told the Lord, “My God, You had promised me that if I followed You, You would walk with me always. But I noticed that ………9….. (over / during / in) the most trying periods of my life there were only one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed You the most, You were not there …………10……. (for / with / by) me?

Smiling, the Lord replied, ‘The times when you saw only one set of footprints are when I carried you.’

Answers

One night a man dreamed that he was walking along (1) the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from (2) his life flashed across (3) the sky. In each scene he noticed footprints in (4) the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of (5) footprints. At (6) other times there were only one set of footprints.

This bothered him very much because he noticed that during (7) the toughest phases of his life – that is when suffered from (8) anguish, sorrow, or defeat – he could see only one set of footprints.

Upset, he told the Lord, “My God, You had promised me that if I followed You, You would walk with me always. But I noticed that during (9) the most trying periods of my life there were only one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed You the most, You were not there for (10) me?

Smiling, the Lord replied, ‘The times when you saw only one set of footprints are when I carried you.’

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