Use of Prepositions With Examples and Exercises

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Use of Preposition: Prepositions are used to tell the position of nouns, or pronouns in a sentence. Some examples of prepositions are in, on, at, behind, in front of, from, towards, across, etc. They function as connectors and display the connection between other words. With prepositions, our sentences become clear and our meaning is on point! Learning the correct use of prepositions improves language command and contributes to effective communication in both written and spoken contexts. In this blog post, you will learn about prepositions of time and their usage with examples and exciting exercises based on them.

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Usage of Prepositions Of Time With Examples

The following tables contain rules for some of the most frequently used prepositions in English: 

PrepositionsUsage Examples
InAt 2:30  at night at breakfast, she learned how to use a computer at 12.in August/in the summer in 1985  in the evening in the 19th Century Super  Market closes in two hours.
AtAt 2:30 at night at breakfast,
she learned how to use a
computer at 12.
at 2:30  at night  at breakfast  She learned how to use a computer at 12.
OnDays of the weekOn Friday 
SinceRefers to a period of time up to the present (when it started)He has been a student since 2004.
ForRefer to how long a period of time has beenThey have been a student here for 2 years.
From…to…  Refer to the beginning and end of a period of time She must return her book by April 21st. My essay is due by the end of the week.
Until Refer to a period of time up to a specific point in timeShe cannot go dancing until she finishes reading this chapter.
ByRefer to in the sense of ”at the latest”  due date She must return her book by April 21st. My essay is due by the end of the week.
Duringdefines when something happens within a certain time period.She fell asleep during the movie.
WithinRefer to before a particular period of time has finishedThe blinkit arrived within 10 minutes.

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How Are Prepositions Used in English Grammar?

There are various uses of prepositions in English grammar. Below are all the uses of what the prepositions indicate in English grammar.

  • Prepositions are used in sentences to show the direction of something.
  • They are also used to refer to the time of something.
  • They can also be used to denote the position or location of something or someone.
  • They are also used to denote spatial relationships.

Exercise on Use of Preposition (Fill in the Blanks)

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate prepositions like at, in, on, for, since, for etc

  1. I have an appointment with the dentist _______ 2:30 p.m.
  2. The train is scheduled to depart _______ 7:45 a.m.
  3. She will be back _______ a week.
  4. The meeting is set for Monday _______ 10 a.m.
  5. The movie starts _______ 8:15 p.m.
  6. I will see you _______ the weekend.
  7. They plan to finish the project _______ the end of the month.
  8. The concert is happening _______ July 1st.
  9. Please submit your report _______ Tuesday.
  10. The store is open _______ 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  11. The party is planned _______ New Year’s Eve.
  12. We usually have a staff meeting _______ the beginning of the week.
  13. The museum is closed _______ Sundays.
  14. The seminar is scheduled _______ 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  15. They have been living here _______ two years.

Answers for Fill in the Blanks

Match your answers with the following sentences

  1. I have an appointment with the dentist at 2:30 p.m.
  2. The train is scheduled to depart at 7:45 a.m.
  3. She will be back in a week.
  4. The meeting is set for Monday at 10 a.m.
  5. The movie starts at 8:15 p.m.
  6. I will see you on the weekend.
  7. They plan to finish the project by the end of the month.
  8. The concert is happening on July 1st.
  9. Please submit your report by Tuesday.
  10. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  11. The party is planned for New Year’s Eve.
  12. We usually have a staff meeting at the beginning of the week.
  13. The museum is closed on Sundays.
  14. The seminar is scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  15. They have been living here for two years.

Exercise on Prepositions (Multiple-Choice Questions)

  1. I’m going ____ vacation next week.

a) on b) in c) at d) by

2. The keys are ____ the kitchen counter.

a) on b) at c) in d) by

3. The bus stopped ____ the bus stop.

a) at b) in c) on d) by

4. We met ____ 9 o’clock.

a) on b) at c) in d) by

5. She’s interested ____ learning Spanish.

a) in b) on c) at d) by

Answers for Multiple Choice Questions

  1. On
  2. On
  3. At
  4. At
  5. In

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FAQs

What are the uses of prepositions?

Prepositions are used to refer to the time, position, place, or location of an object and also define spatial relationships.

Write 5 examples of the preposition “in”.

1. She always brushes her teeth in the morning.
2. My birthday is in May.
3. It’s always hot in summer.
4. My brother was born in 2001.
5. She is going to meet her in the evening.

Define 8 types of prepositions.

8 types of prepositions are:
Preposition of Time
Preposition of Place
Preposition of Movement
Preposition of Manner
Preposition of agent
Preposition of source
Preposition of manner
Preposition of possession

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