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Prepositions

(pre-intermediate level)

Insert prepositions (if necessary):

  1 Peter doesn't go ___ work ___ Fridays.

  2 They arrived ___ Paris exactly ___ eight o'clock.

  3 Aunt Lucy is coming to see us ___ 10 ___ Tuesday morning.

  4 We're going to meet ___ our friends ___ the pub.

  5 I'll wait ___ you ___ the bus stop.

 

  6 What are you looking ___ ? - I just can't find my pen ___ my pocket.

  7 Grandfather is leaving ___ London ___ tomorrow morning.

  8 Dora bought her new dress ___ twenty pounds ___ the department store.

  9 The post office is ___ the railway station, ___ the supermarket.

10 Can you see a yellow house ___ the left? The bank is ___ it.

 

11 Go straight ___ this road and take the third street ___ the right.

12 I live ___ New York, but I was born ___ Tucson, ___ Arisona.

13 When she came ___ the room, she put her bag ___ table.

14 My brother went ___ the seaside ___ car.

15 My brother went ___ Newcastle ___ his car.

 

16 There isn't a bus ___ the village - we've got to go ___ foot.

17 Cut the cheese ___ three pieces ___ a knife.

18 A lot ___ planes fly ___ the ocean these days.

19 Get ___ the bus ___ the church and get ___ ___ the fourth stop.

20 The boss has been waiting ___ you ___ a long time.

 

21 Could you hear what the policemen were talking ___ ?

22 The inspector was talking ___ a young man ___ the counter.

23 An old lady ___ a large hat has just gone ___ the door.

24 A young man ___ a brown jacket has entered ___ the house.

25 The woman ___ the dog was walking ___ High Street.

 

26 The teacher was sitting ___ his desk ___ the class.

27 Tony's car was standing ___ two trees.

28 Mother made a chocolate cake ___ Tommy's birthday.

29 Father gave ___ little Tommy a new watch.

30 Please give this letter ___ Mr Whiskers.

 

31 The postman came ___ good news ___ Uncle George.

32 When will you send the letter ___ the railway company?

33 Nobody ___ the family has heard ___ the accident.

34 The bus was standing ___ the bridge ___ its doors open.

35 Lots ___ people travel ___ air nowadays.

 

36 All the children were sitting ___ the large kitchen table.

37 I like travelling ___ boat ___ summer.

38 The bird flew ___ a high tree and started to circle ___ it.

39 Don't speak ___ the director ___ your hands ___ your pockets.

40 Mr Jenkins will phone ___ you again ___ the afternoon.


Possible solutions:

  1 Peter doesn't go to work on Fridays.

  2 They arrived in Paris exactly at eight o'clock.

  3 Aunt Lucy is coming to see us at 10 on Tuesday morning.

  4 We're going to meet our friends in the pub.

  5 I'll wait for you at the bus stop.

 

  6 What are you looking for? I just can't find my pen in my pocket.

  7 Grandfather is leaving for London tomorrow morning.

  8 Dora bought her new dress for twenty pounds in the department store.

  9 The post office is near the railway station, opposite the supermarket.

10 Can you see a yellow house on the left? The bank is next to it.

 

11 Go straight down this road and take the third street on the right.

12 I live in New York, but I was born in Tucson, Arizona.

13 When she came into the room, she put her bag on table.

14 My brother went to the seaside by car.

15 My brother went to Newcastle in his car.

 

16 There isn't a bus to the village we've got to go on foot.

17 Cut the cheese into three pieces with a knife.

18 A lot of planes fly over the ocean these days.

19 Get on the bus at the church and get off at the fourth stop.

20 The boss has been waiting for you for a long time.

 

21 Could you hear what the policemen were talking about ?

22 The inspector was talking to a young man at the counter.

23 An old lady in a large hat has just gone through the door.

24 A young man in a brown jacket has entered the house.

25 The woman with the dog was walking down High Street.

 

26 The teacher was sitting at his desk in front of the class.

27 Tony's car was standing between two trees.

28 Mother made a chocolate cake for Tommy's birthday.

29 Father gave little Tommy a new watch.

30 Please give this letter to Mr Whiskers.

 

31 The postman came with good news for Uncle George.

32 When will you send the letter to the railway company?

33 Nobody in the family has heard about the accident.

34 The bus was standing on/under the bridge with its doors open.

35 Lots of people travel by air nowadays.

 

36 All the children were sitting around/at the large kitchen table.

37 I like travelling by boat in summer.

38 The bird flew to a high tree and started to circle around it.

39 Don't speak to the director with your hands in your pockets.

40 Mr Jenkins will phone you again in the afternoon.

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