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Prepositions 2

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Here are some ways that these prepositions are used:

Off

Get off the bus at the next stop.
The waitress knocked the bottle of wine off the table.
I've taken a week off work.

On

John's sitting on the chair next to Sarah.
I live on the 4th floor of this block.
I'm on duty this weekend.

Over

The skateboarder flew over the ramp.
He's well over six feet.
Peter tripped over the garden hose and fell into the pond.

Round

I ran round the corner and bumped into a man carrying shopping bags.
We went for a walk round the city in the evening.

To

I go to the market on Saturdays.
Could you give this package to Sarah when you see her.
I got invited to the party.
The train leaves at ten to eight.

Towards

We were stuck in heavy traffic as we were driving towards London.

Under

You can't apply for the job if you're under eighteen.
I found my keys under the sofa.
I paid just under $1000 for that watch.

Up

It's a tiring climb up the hill but the view is stunning.

With

I went out with a friend of mine last night.
You can assemble the furniture with a screwdriver.
I bought a red tie with cream stripes.
Who were you arguing with yesterday?

Without

I can't leave without saying good bye to Sarah.
This is, without a doubt the worst film I've ever seen.

Lesson - Prepositions 1

Lesson by Tristan, English teacher at EC Malta English school

Now choose the right preposition for the following:

  • 1) I got _ the plane and was instantly glad to be back home.




  • 2) I've spent _ twenty hours at work today.




  • 3) Just turn _ the corner and you'll see the station in front of you.




  • 4) The lift wasn't working so we had to climb _ 4 flights of stairs.




  • 5) I don't think that working _ family is a good idea.




  • 6) He ran _ me waving his exam results, wearing a huge grin on his face.




  • 7) I've put the passports _ the table not to forget them.




  • 8) John gave the message _ Peter yesterday.




  • 9) They discovered an old painting hidden _ the floorboards.




  • 10) You should wear the grey coat _ that dress.




  • 11) There's a cat sitting _ your car.




  • 12) I walked out of the house _ checking if I had got my keys.