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Prepositions

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PRACTICE

Prepositions are words that show a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word. There are several types of prepositions. Prepositions of PLACE: above, against, at, atop, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, by, in, inside, near, on, outside, over, throughout, under, underneath, upon, within Prepositions of MOVEMENT: across, along, around, down, into, off, onto, over, past, through, throughout, to, toward, under, up Prepositions of TIME: after, at, before, by, during, for, in, on, since, until Prepositions of CONNECTION: about, for, to, with, without, of Prepositions of DEVICE: by, on, with Prepositions of ORIGIN: from, of

Directions: Circle the prepositions and identify what type they are. Example: The rabbit at the park hopped across the grass.

place

movement

1. The children gathered inside the classroom.

2. Please do not talk during the movie.

3. Steven threw the ball over the fence

4. Six people signed the Declaration of Independence.

5. The subway system is under the crowded city.

6. The tired student was awake since 4:00 am.

7. The restaurant hired a famous chef from France.

8. They sat beside the road after the fireworks show.

9. The dog with ferocious teeth lunged toward me.

10. We spoke on the phone at noon.

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Answer Key

Prepositions

Name:

Date:

PRACTICE

Prepositions are words that show a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word. There are several types of prepositions. Prepositions of PLACE: above, against, at, atop, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, by, in, inside, near, on, outside, over, throughout, under, underneath, upon, within Prepositions of MOVEMENT: across, along, around, down, into, off, onto, over, past, through, throughout, to, toward, under, up Prepositions of TIME: after, at, before, by, during, for, in, on, since, until Prepositions of CONNECTION: about, for, to, with, without, of Prepositions of DEVICE: by, on, with Prepositions of ORIGIN: from, of

Directions: Circle the prepositions and identify what type they are. Example: The rabbit at the park hopped across the grass.

place

movement

1. The children gathered inside the classroom.

movement

2. Please do not talk during the movie.

time

3. Steven threw the ball over the fence

place

4. Six people signed the Declaration of Independence.

connection

5. The subway system is under the crowded city.

place

6. The tired student was awake since 4:00 am.

time

7. The restaurant hired a famous chef from France.

origin

8. They sat beside the road after the fireworks show.

place

time

9. The dog with ferocious teeth lunged toward me.

connection

movement

10. We spoke on the phone at noon.

device

time

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Prepositions

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Directions: Circle the prepositions and identify what type (place, movement, time, connection, device, or connection)they are.

1. There is a snake underneath that rock.

2. The school bell will ring in fifteen minutes.

3. Travelers must arrive at the airport by 4:00 pm.

4. My grandfather opened the wooden crate with a crowbar.

5. The letter from Kimberly is on the table.

6. The kitten with white paws was adopted.

7. The horse trotted around the field.

8. The water park down the street will be open until September.

Directions: Write a sentence that includes each of the prepositions below. Indicate what type of prepositions (place, movement, time, connection, device, or connection) you use.

9.

below

10.

under

11.

of

12.

before

Answer Key

Prepositions

Name:

ASSESSMENT

Date:

Directions: Circle the prepositions and identify what type (place, movement, time, connection, device, or connection)they are.

movement, time, connection, device, or connection)they are. 1. There is a snake underneath that rock. place

1. There is a snake underneath that rock.

place

2. The school bell will ring in fifteen minutes.

time

3. Travelers must arrive at the airport by 4:00 pm.

movement

time

4. My grandfather opened the wooden crate with a crowbar.

device

5. The letter from Kimberly is on the table.

origin

place

6. The kitten with white paws was adopted.

connection

7. The horse trotted around the field.

movement

8. The water park down the street will be open until September.

place

time

Directions: Write a sentence that includes each of the prepositions below. Indicate what type of prepositions (place, movement, time, connection,

device, or connection) you use.

Answers will vary.

9.

below

The cap tain ran below the deck. (movement)

10.

under

He could not see the iceberg under the water. (place)

11.

of

He studied the wildlife of Antarctica. (origin)

12.

before

They served dinner before dessert. (t ime)

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