Exercise: Prepositions

Exercise 1: Identifying Prepositions

In the sentences below, identify the prepositions. Write the word down on a piece of paper.

  1. The cat is under the table.
  2. We walked along the river.
  3. Samantha is heading to the gym.
  4. Mom is cooking in the kitchen.
  5. The ball rolled across the floor.


1. under, 2. along, 3. to, 4. in, 5. across

Exercise 2: Fill in the Blanks with Prepositions

Choose the correct preposition from the list below to complete the sentences.

List of Prepositions: at, by, in, on, from

  1. John is ____ the grocery store.
  2. Mary is reading a book ____ the library.
  3. Jason will be back ____ an hour.
  4. Linda is sitting ____ the park bench.
  5. A letter ____ Jane arrived today.


1. at, 2. in, 3. in, 4. on, 5. from

Exercise 3: Complete the Sentences with Prepositions

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions to complete the sentences.

  1. The cat jumped ____ the fence.
  2. Simon is standing ____ me.
  3. Put the dishes ____ the cabinet.
  4. Megan came ____ Sarah's party.
  5. Nina is talented ____ playing the piano.


1. over, 2. beside, 3. in, 4. to, 5. at

Exercise 4: Multiple Choice Questions

Select the correct preposition for each sentence.

  1. The children are playing (in, on, at) the garden.
  2. (On, At, Under) Tuesday, we have a basketball match.
  3. She received a present (in, from, with) her aunt.
  4. He jumped off (the, an, a) diving board.
  5. They went to the store (at, in, on) the morning.


1. in, 2. On, 3. from, 4. the, 5. in

Exercise 5: Long Questions

Use prepositions to describe the relationships between the objects in these scenarios.

  1. Describe where your shoes are in relation to your bed.
  2. Describe where the book is in relation to the table.
  3. Describe where the tree is in relation to the house.

Sample Answers:

  1. My shoes are under my bed.
  2. The book is on the table.
  3. The tree is behind the house.

Remember that prepositions can vary somewhat in these exercises due to personal interpretation, but the samples provided are common possibilities.