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G.20.1 - Common prepositions

Prepositions Quiz

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A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

For example:

Many shops open on Saturdays.

It rains during the autumn.

Choose correct prepositions in the sentences below:

Lesson by Amanda, Cape Town English language school

How to use 'by'

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By is a versatile preposition which can be used in a number of situations. Today we take a look at some of its basic uses:

The way something is done

We use by to show how something is done:

We send a postcard or a letter by post.

We contact someone by phone or by email.

mixed prepositions quiz

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Today we are taking a look at some sentences which are all missing prepositions.

For example, prepositions include: on, in and at. You need to use more than these three examples.

Please complete the sentences below using a preposition and watch your spelling.

Good luck!

Try another preposition quiz

Prepositions of Time

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Independence Day

'Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4'

Here are the basics for using in, on, at, for and since in time expressions:

Using 'in' 

In - is used with parts of the day, months, seasons and  years.