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Prepositions


Level: Beginners



1. Margaret is sitting ... the table. She is having lunch.

under
on
at
in
between




2. My husband is sitting ... that armchair. He's reading a newspaper.

in
on
at
under
over




3. I met her ... May 4th, 1999.

in
of
at
during
on




4. He will come back ... May.

in
at
on
since
upon




5. What time is the show?
... half past five.


in
on
under
at
between




6. We arrived ... home late

-
in
at
on
about




7. We will have to go ... that tunnel to cross the border.

on
in
through
inside
to




8. Put the wine ... the table. We are going to have dinner.

beyond
in
about
between
on




9. Corrupt politicians and bankers should be rotting ... prison.

behind
in
over
under
at




10. I would like to buy a book ... crocodiles.

over
about
by
around
in




11. She is ... globalisation / globalization. She thinks it is the root of all evil.

against
for
in favour of
with
at




12. I felt asleep ... her speech, because it was so boring.

about
while
when
before
during




13. Don't sit ... that chair. It is broken.

in
under
at
on
near




14. There is an old lady ... the door.

on
in
at
under
over




15. He is the ugliest man ... the world.

of
in
from
on
where




16. Where are you ...?
I'm ... Barcelona, the capital ... Catalonia.


in, in, of
at, at, of
on, on, in
from, from, of
in, in, from




17. Your book is ... that box, that is, inside.

in
near
on
of
at




18. He died ... 1972.

on
at
of
in
between




19. He is very rich, and does nothing ... the summer. He says it is too hot to work.

on
in
at
from
to




20. He is ... holiday now.

at
in
on
outside
of




21. She is going ... work now. She is a very busy woman.

of
at
where
to
in




22. I do not like the colour ... her dress.

at
of
on
between
through




23. What time is it?
It's twenty ... ten. (9.40)


to
past
after
during
since




24. He was born ... the fifteenth century.

on
at
of
in
since




25. He lives ... Cambridge Street.

with
at
of
in
during




26. They live ... Andorra.

on
at
of
in
upon




27. Hamlet was written ... Shakespeare.

with
by
to
near
for




28. Who is that woman ... the photo?
My grandmother.


at
in
of
on
to




29. What's ... TV tonight?

on
in
at
for
during




30. He works ... a factory.

at
on
of
in
to


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