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Prepositions Exercises & Worksheet

Prepositions Exercises & Worksheet (ESL)

ESL Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Preposition Worksheet Download: Prepositions-Worksheet.doc

Description: Preposition exercises in fill in the blank format. Answers are available online (see below). Answers are not in the downloadable worksheet, but should be obvious to a native English speaker.

Prepositions – Group 1
  1. I get up seven the morning weekdays. I go to work tram.
  2. I take care my son. My son is similar me. He’s quite different my wife.
  3. China has agreed participate the global economic forum.
  4. My wife spent the milk money cigarettes.
  5. There has been a slight decrease gas prices lately.
  6. In the beginning, Lillian was not accustomed working in such a big company.
  7. My favorite Chinese philosopher is Chuang-tzu. Most Westerners have never heard him.
  8. John’s wife accused him cheating. She thinks he is bored her.
  9. My boss told me to finish the report 5 pm. After that, I could go vacation.
  10. Kate apologized her son’s poor behavior.
  11. If you’ve got a problem, then do something it!
  12. Everyone the HR department was surprised the news.
  13. Paul is very good telling jokes. He reminds me his father.
  14. I’m not familiar this neighborhood.
  15. If I had to choose going to heaven or hell, I’d choose heaven.

  1. at, in, on, by
  2. of, to, from/than
  3. to, in
  4. on
  5. in
  6. to
  7. of
  8. of, with/of
  9. by, on
  10. for
  11. about
  12. in, by
  13. at, of
  14. with
  15. between

Prepositions – Group 2 

  1. Hosni Mubarak was power in Egypt for 30 years.
  2. Alan is a fan Manchester United.
  3. NATO stands the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  4. Roger’s company specializes the management of young musicians.
  5. I will go vacation next month.
  6. The cake was four pieces.
  7. Bratislava is not big Budapest.
  8. Ken has to finish the project 4 pm tonight.
  9. The movie was inspired a book written 50 years ago.
  10. I was able to return the product because it was still warranty.
  11. The little boy hit his friend a stick.
  12. I plan to work I am 65 years old.
  13. I wasn’t able to focus my work because of the loud construction outside my window.
  14. This commercial was designed to appeal women in their twenties and thirties.
  15. I don’t know his reason ending the relationship.
  16. Although Carol graduated Harvard with a degree in political science, nowadays she doesn’t care politics.
  17. I am very proud my son’s accomplishments.
  18. Laura can’t concentrate her job because she is stressed out about her marriage.
  19. I don’t care baseball. I never watch it.

  1. in
  2. of
  3. for
  4. in
  5. on
  6. in
  7. as, as
  8. by
  9. by
  10. under
  11. with
  12. until
  13. on
  14. to
  15. for
  16. from, about
  17. of
  18. on
  19. about/for

Prepositions: Group 3 

  1. I am allergic cats.
  2. We are looking for someone who is skilled giving presentations.
  3. He is responsible our branch in China.
  4. I have a question to ask related your education.
  5. I have a view Prague Castle from my apartment.
  6. The company president didn’t want to comment the scandal.
  7. You remind me my cousin.
  8. After graduation, Joan will apply some local companies a job as a graphic designer.
  9. There was much damage the car.
  10. These boots were sale last week.
  11. The United Nations has supplied the rebels weapons.
  12. I have too many problems to deal
  13. This product should appeal girls in their teens.
  14. I’ve never heard Lyle Whitfield.
  15. I was surprised the size of her nose.
  16. Grace is her forties. She spends all her money luxury goods.
  17. Greg is involved organized crime.
  18. By the time the police found out the crime, the thief was already in Mexico.

  1. to
  2. in/at
  3. for
  4. to
  5. of
  6. on
  7. of
  8. to, for
  9. to
  10. on
  11. with
  12. with
  13. to
  14. of
  15. by
  16. in, on
  17. in
  18. about

Prepositions: Group 4 

  1. There’s always a risk an earthquake in Japan. It’s difficult to concentrate your work, when you know there could be a disaster any minute.
  2. Carol’s father is very strict. He prohibits her having a boyfriend until she graduates high school. She spends most of her time in the library, surrounded books. Once, her father accused her doing drugs because she didn’t come home time. He checked her schoolbag drugs. Instead of drugs, he found her diary and read it. This made Carol angry, so she punched him the face.
  3. Tina studied Charles University for one year, but she graduated Harvard. She is snobby. She looks on people who haven’t graduated college.
  4. I need to take care my little brother. He is discriminated at school because he has red hair. Yesterday, a bully punched him. However, my brother didn’t tell the bully.
  5. The doctor elaborated the patient’s condition. It turns out that the rash was actually brought by food he ate while in Malaysia.

  1. of, on
  2. from, from(or nothing), by, of, on, for, in
  3. at, from, down
  4. of, against, on
  5. on, on

Prepositions: Group 5 

  1. I graduated university a month ago. I studied Oxford. Last week, I had an interview a programming position Google. They noticed on my CV that I had very little experience, but they promised not to hold that me. The interview went well, but I’m not sure I’ll be hired. I was tired, so I had a hard time paying attention the interviewer. Also, I’m a woman, and there are few women in my field. I fear I’ll be discriminated Hopefully being a woman won’t prevent me having a successful career.
  2. Greg went a trip yesterday to Vienna. He has a Pontiac Trans-Am, which is similar the car David Hasselhoff drove in the TV show Knight Rider. On the way there, he was driving his car a speed of 110 km per hour. There was a sharp turn, and his car slid off the icy road. His life was stake. A large tree was right in front of him. He nearly ran it, but at the last second, he regained control and pulled his car back on the road.
  3. Later he realized his tires were bad shape. He needed to invest some new ones. So he went to a car shop that specializes high performance tires.  The end.

  1. from (or nothing), at, for, with/at, against, to, against, from
  2. on, to, at, at, into
  3. in, in, in

– Preposition exercises and worksheet copyright Matthew Barton of

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106 Comments on this page

  1. swati rawat (Posted August 10, 2012 )

    wow, thank you as you help me in knowing about preposition.

    • poornima (Posted September 17, 2015 )

      Yes yesterday was my english test on prepositions . Most of the questions came from these . I was able to do all the questions .

      • Ad (Posted December 7, 2015 )

        My test is tomorrow and it is very useful
        I hope this questions come to!!!!!☺

    • rahi (Posted October 1, 2015 )

      It should be “thank you as you help me know.”

    • mehreen (Posted October 31, 2015 )

      nice exercises

      • mehreen (Posted October 31, 2015 )

        i love this exercises
        they are helpful in my english exam thakyou

  2. John (Posted October 6, 2012 )

    A very lovely worksheet

  3. Laaiba (Posted October 16, 2012 )

    good exercise to enhance grammatical skills

  4. Rachel (Posted October 16, 2012 )

    I’m an ESL teacher. These are wonderful exercises. They will challenge my advanced students. Thank you.

  5. Sherin George (Posted November 15, 2012 )

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  6. tooba (Posted December 2, 2012 )

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  7. Jerin (Posted January 8, 2013 )

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  8. Seena (Posted January 12, 2013 )

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    • Ad (Posted December 7, 2015 )

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  9. pavan kumar (Posted January 13, 2013 )

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  10. Nicholas borg (Posted January 14, 2013 )

    Thanks really helped me.Well done.

  11. shally (Posted January 16, 2013 )

    its good ..but it can be more better..there are certain mistakes in it

    • mb (Posted January 16, 2013 )

      There are two mistakes in the one sentence you wrote :P Can you identify one mistake in the exercises, please?

  12. MBOLOLWA KALALUKA (Posted February 8, 2013 )


  13. babar rasheed (Posted February 16, 2013 )

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  14. Muhammad Owais Ur Rahman (Posted February 16, 2013 )

    its very simple but complicated

  15. Muhammad Owais Ur Rahman (Posted February 16, 2013 )

    these MCQs of proposition are interested but complicated it is an god way to improved our English.

  16. Muhammad Owais Ur Rahman (Posted February 16, 2013 )

    No mistake in the above submision

  17. gfturfgf (Posted February 26, 2013 )

    it was a good exercise. found it useful. thanks

  18. reva (Posted February 27, 2013 )

    very nice questions for practice…….it wud be grt…had the questions been a little harder….overall….such exercises are difficult to find….keep it up!

  19. nikitha (Posted April 9, 2013 )

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  20. rushdha (Posted April 11, 2013 )

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  21. K.S.K Fernando (Posted April 13, 2013 )

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  22. GAURAV (Posted May 1, 2013 )

    good practice set

  23. Jacinta (Posted May 26, 2013 )

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  24. iqra (Posted May 27, 2013 )

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  25. Anonymous (Posted July 24, 2013 )

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  26. Alia Bhatt (Posted August 14, 2013 )

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    • manali (Posted September 18, 2015 )

      This helps to understand and correct mistakes

      • moon (Posted October 31, 2015 )

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  27. (Posted September 1, 2013 )

    very helpful for exams

  28. elly (Posted September 3, 2013 )

    this is very helpful to students specially to those who are having difficulties
    understanding preposition, thanks a million. Great job!

  29. RIYA (Posted September 6, 2013 )


  30. VINAY (Posted September 16, 2013 )

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  31. Laiha Anas (Posted September 16, 2013 )

    I liked doing it and it was fun doing this worksheet of Prepositions. It also helped me practice for my exams and I hope there are more worksheets in these websites. So, i am very happy to do this worksheet of Prepositions.

  32. Naina (Posted September 22, 2013 )

    A very nice way of practising prepositions!!

  33. Sakshi John (Posted September 23, 2013 )

    An awesome exercise and quite an interesting one

  34. Sunshine (Posted September 25, 2013 )

    Very good exercise,I learnt a lot from it :)

  35. rose (Posted October 17, 2013 )

    Thanks for teaching me preposition and knowing more about it.

  36. Sunil (Posted October 25, 2013 )

    Very helpful exercise in Preposition !

  37. sanjana (Posted November 14, 2013 )

    very difficult and fun to answer it

  38. anonymous (Posted December 8, 2013 )

    helped me in my test

  39. MUKTA GUPTA (Posted December 9, 2013 )

    it was a nice experience. it has gained about the knowledge of prepositions

  40. Carrol Tolu (Posted December 18, 2013 )

    Gained alot here… All thanks to my principal

  41. jam (Posted December 23, 2013 )

    very helpful worksheets, thank you.

  42. Pham Bang (Posted December 24, 2013 )

    Thank you so much for these helpful exercises. My sons and I enjoy them very.

  43. John Dark (Posted January 19, 2014 )

    It is really cool test. I have learned a lot from it.

    • Anonymous (Posted January 26, 2015 )


  44. Anonymous (Posted January 20, 2014 )

    it helps me a lot as a student….. Improve my grammar and I see to myself that I am not that bad in English subject….. Thanks it’s awesome… I wish you keep on posting of your worksheets….. LOVELOTS… :)

  45. ameesha (Posted January 20, 2014 )

    very nice my grammer was ok but now best.

  46. gregory heffley (Posted January 22, 2014 )

    I got 90 out of 100 marks in my test after completing this exercise.

  47. Sharad Menon (Posted January 22, 2014 )

    I got 90 out of 100 marks in my test after completing this exercise.

  48. shukri (Posted January 27, 2014 )

    just amaaaziing. Are there notes on prepositions that accompany the exercise?

    • mb (Posted January 27, 2014 )

      Thank you. About the notes: there are none. Just exercises!

  49. shivalika (Posted February 4, 2014 )

    Its really nice
    It will help people to add words to their vocabulary..

  50. rajshree (Posted March 3, 2014 )




  51. Abhishek (Posted March 8, 2014 )

    Very informative and good execises to brush up ur preposition skills.

  52. Anonymous (Posted March 18, 2014 )

    i think some answers which is given are not suitable…in this worksheet


  53. sarwat (Posted March 18, 2014 )

    i think some answers which is given are not suitable…in this worksheet


    • mb (Posted March 19, 2014 )

      Can you provide an example?

  54. vibhumishra007 (Posted April 6, 2014 )

    nice notes…. very useful worksheets

    • priyanshi (Posted October 19, 2015 )

      Awesome worksheet for practicing grammar.
      Thanks for helping to enhance out englih .

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  56. manal (Posted May 27, 2014 )

    thnx for these worksheets, i'm fully prepared for my exams

  57. aja (Posted July 25, 2014 )

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  58. Kumar sanjay, Sr.SO(A)/ECR/MGS (Posted August 6, 2014 )

    Very important lesson. It is pearl to LDCE Exams, Thanks a lot

  59. Vaishnavi Pramod (Posted September 30, 2014 )

    I really didn’t know prepositions properly but now I am really much cleared with it!!!

  60. Mehak Singh (Posted October 23, 2014 )

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  78. Anonymous (Posted May 2, 2015 )

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  79. Joana (Posted May 31, 2015 )

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  80. mita (Posted June 7, 2015 )

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  87. muskan (Posted October 25, 2015 )

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  88. muskan (Posted October 25, 2015 )

    Really good worksheet
    Helped me a lot to understand prepositions

  89. Taila (Posted November 4, 2015 )

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