10 Prepositions practice set for bank/ssc exams

  • What is preposition ?

preposition is a kind of word which is used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence to make it understand. 

Prepositions are usually short words like "of,for,at,on,upon,with,over etc and they are normally placed directly in front of nouns.

preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence. It is an important part of grammer rules. In this session we will learn its types and function with example exercise.

  • Types of Preposition-

It is a part of speech and there are many preposition but they are classified according to their nature. In short we will discuss about them.

What preposition tell you? 
Ans- it tell relationship of noun or pronoun and other words. 

We can easily learn A to Z preposition within few minutes. and also boost our knowledge of english grammar rules.

Prepositions (of time)-

on, in, at, by, from, since, during, for, till, until, ago, before, after.

Exactly mean of a preposition is short word which creat it's relationship with other words. 
Mostly asked question is :
Can you end a sentence with a preposition?
Ans- Yes, We can.

  • Example of preposition

Top 5 example of preposition
on my birthday’, ‘on Diwali’, ‘on the 1st of January’, ‘on 15th August, 1947
in the afternoon’, ‘in the morning’,  ‘in my youth’, ‘in the break
at night’, ‘at present’, ‘at 5 o’clock’, ‘at half past two
by 12 o’clock’, ‘by next month
from Monday to Saturday’, ‘from morning to evening

  • Exercise-

Q.1-10. Read each part of the sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will
be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error,
mark your answer as (5).


Between every (1)/ blow of the hammer (2)/ the blacksmith looked (3)/up at the door(4)/.No error (5)


Rajesh is well (1)/ known in Hindi, (2)/ Urdu and (3)/ Arabic languages. (4)/ No error (5)


The bad economic (1)/ situation led into (2)/ a popular uprising (3)/ of the masses. (4)/ No error (5)


As we see she (1)/appears to be unreasonably (2) anxious of (3) pleasing her husband (4).No

error (5)


The poet (1)/ describes (2)/ about the (3)/ spring season. (4)/ No error (5)


The teacher was tense (1)/ when he entered (2)/ the class which comprised of (3)/ a hundred

students. (4)/ No error (5)


It was barely midnight(1) when I arrived home (2)/but I found them both (3)/ sitting on the table

waiting on me(4)/ . No error (5)


After toiling very hard )1)/in a long period of time (2)/ he found that people(3)/ recognized him as

a successful person(5) .No error (5)


She stated me as (1)/ bluntly as she could the (2)/ reasons why she (3)/ was opposed to my

thoughtless suggestion(4)/ . No error (5)


Like the committee (1)/ has written in its current (2)/ report the rules need(3)/ to be enforced

more strictly(4)/. No error (5)

Q.11-15. Which of the Phrases(1), (2) (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the
phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence
is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.


It became clear that the strangers were heading into a serious disaster.

(1) heading along (2) heading towards (3) heading for

(4) heading by (5) No improvement


A sudden surge in clashes between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels killed at least

seven people despite of a tattered truce in Ukraine’s war-scarred east.

(1) killed the least seven people despite a (2) killed into least seven people despite a

(3) killed on least seven people despite a (4) killed at least seven people despite a

(5) No improvement


Found guilty in murder, the accused men were sentenced to life imprisonment.

(1) guilty off murder (2) guilty of murder (3) guilty to murder

(4) guilty for murder (5) No improvement


Rising for the fifth straight day, the rupee advanced by another 11 paise to 67.84 against the

dollar into early trade on increased selling of the US currency by banks and exporters.

(1) in early trade to increased selling (2) in early trade on increased selling

(3) on early trade on increased selling (4) for early trade on to increased selling

(5) No improvement


Nobody can deny that Gandhi’s ideas are different than Lenin’s.

(1) ideas are different from Lenin’s (2) ideas are different for Lenin’s

(3) ideas are different to Lenin’s (4) ideas are different off Lenin’s

(5) No improvement

Q.16-20. Fill up the blanks with suitable prepositions from the alternatives given under each


Encouraged by the success of his Ventures he has decided to embark________ the expansion


(1) For (2) upon (3) at (4) with (5) of


During the course of speech the principal enlarged…………. The need of improving college library.

(1) Upon (2) to (3) in (4) over (5) through


Most of the family members dissented ………….The suggestion he made.

(1) To (2) from (3) Of (4) into (5) with


On eve of the Prime Minister’s visit , Civil Line has been cordoned……………………

(1) Off (2) in (3) for (4) about (5) at


Since her failure in the exams She prefers to remain aloof………... her friends.

(1) From (2) by (3) of (4) at (5) with

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