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Crash course of General English: Prepositions

Aug 23, 2016 17:38 IST

    SSC English language paper is very scoring and some of candidate’s desired subject. But you have to understand the basics of English grammar to prepare well for the upcoming exam.

    ‘Prepositions’ is a very small but vital topic for  English learners. Now, question arises what is preposition, how many are there and where to use it.We will discuss it in pin-points.

    ‘Prepositions’ are words those are used to link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. It usually describes the position, Time, Method and possession of something. Following table can demonstrate it very nicely.




    The Rat is under the table.

    Kavya  is sitting on the chair.
    The pencils is in the box.


    The class starts at 10 am.

    I am going to Kolkata on Tuesday.

    Functioning of something

    Olympians travelled by car across Rio.


    The book belongs to Colin.

    The door of the house is red.

    Here is almost every preposition in the following context.

    About, Above, Across, After, Along, Amid, Among, Around, As, At, Before, Behind, Below, Beneath, Between, Because of, Down, During, Except, For, From, In, Into, Inside, Instead of, Near, Next to, Of, Off, On, Outside, Past, Out of, Round, Since, Than, Through, Till, To, Towards, Under, Underneath, Until, Unto, Upon, Without, With

    So, Jagranjosh.com has prepared a set of questions in which you are expected to better familiar with the frequently used prepositions.

    Directions: Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions from the options given each sentence.

    1. Abstain _______ alcohol. It’s dangerous _______ you in your condition.
             a. from, to
             b. to, from
             c. to, with
             d. to, by

    2. I suggest we adjourn to billiard room _______ further discussion on subjects ______ considerations.
             a. under, for
             b. for, to
             c. for, under
             d. for, with

    3. Our newspaper aims _______ having million readers by next year.
             a. with
             b. in
             c. at
             d. for

    4. I appeal to you _______ mercy _______ on the prisoner.
             a. on, for
             b. for, on
             c. on, at
             d. for, by

    5. Tanks are also due _______ all those working _______ the scene for their kind cooperation _______ the show.
             a. behind, during, to
             b. during, to behind
             c. to, behind, during
             d. to, during, behind

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