8th Class English Preposition Practice Exercise

Practice Exercise

Category : 8th Class



Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:  


  He was accused _________ theft.


Answer: of  



  Silkworms feed __________ mulberry leaves.


Answer: on  



  This apple tastes ___________ a mango.


Answer: of  



  Do not laugh _____________ others.


Answer: At      





Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition.  


  We should prefer milk ____________ tea.

(A) With                                                              

(B) On

(C) To                                                                   

(D) Under

(E) None of these


Answer: (c)

Explanation: We should prefer milk to tea.    



  He is afraid ___________ wild animals.

(A) To                                                                   

(B) With

(C) On                                                                  

(D) Of

(E) Under


Answer: (d)

Explanation: He is afraid of wild animals.    




  • A Preposition is a word which comes before a noun or a pronoun and shows its relation to other words in the sentence.
  • The preposition 'before' can also be used to mean in front of.
  • In the expression the opposite of, the opposite is a noun, not a preposition. The opposite of is used to show that someone or something is very different from the person or thing compared with.
  • Other preposition that can be used to indicate position as welt a direction include the following :
above        along             below          beside
between      in                on               under
  • Past is a preposition and passed is the past tense of the verb pass. We passed an old mill on our way to Uncle Sam's farm.
  • Do not confuse the preposition 'round' with the verb 'round' (which means 'to turn')
  • Till and up to have the same meaning as until. Till is more common in conversations. Until and up to are used in conversation and in formal contexts. Up to 1990, our club won the debating championship every year. In 1991, however, we lost to another team.
  • Until can also be used with verbs in their negative forms meaning 'not before the time stated'.
  • The preposition at, in and on cannot be used before each, every, next one and last.  

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