Preposition Exercises for Class 8

A preposition is a word that usually comes before a noun, a pronoun or a gerund. The word that comes after the preposition is called the object of the preposition. It expresses the relationship between its object and another word or idea in the sentence.

In this post, we have added the top 10 Preposition Exercises for Class 8.

Preposition Exercises for Class 8

Preposition Exercises for Class 8



  1. It’s a machine …………………………. cutting wood.
  2. I draw pictures ……………………….. pleasure.
  3. What did you shout ……………………….. him for?
  4. Tom stood before her …………………………….. the queue.
  5. We knelt ………………………….. the shrine.
  6. Your name comes …………………………….. mine on the list.
  7. Rice sells ………………………….. Rs.15 each kilo.
  8. I bought this book …………………….. Rs.100.00.
  9. He drives ………………………. 70 kilometres per hour.
  10. The man was shooting …………………………. the crowd.

Answers

  1. for
  2.  for
  3. at 
  4. in 
  5. before 
  6. before
  7. at
  8. for
  9. at 
  10. at


  1. He wore a golden ring …………………………….. his finger.
  2. There is a coat ……………………………… a hook.
  3. He has no chance ………………………….. winning.
  4. I need a dictionary ……………………………… Spanish.
  5. He is a professor ………………………….. Mathematics.
  6. Please speak …………………………. English.
  7. The poem was written………………………… biro (a kind of ball pen).
  8. The lines were printed ……………………………….. italics.
  9. Say it ………………………….. a few words.
  10. He goes ……………………….. a morning walk.

Answers

  1. on 
  2. on 
  3. of
  4. of
  5. of
  6. in 
  7.  in
  8. in 
  9. in 
  10.  for 


  1. Look …………………………. the painting on the wall.
  2. He has cut his finger …………………………… a knife.
  3. The novel was written……………………..a famous author.
  4. He will arrive ……………………….. 7 a.m.
  5. Trains pass ……………………… the tunnel.
  6. There are dirty spots ……………………… the floor.
  7. Leave the papers ………………………. the table.
  8. They sat …………………………..the grass.
  9. We stood ………………………… one foot.
  10. Tom had a blister …………………………….. his foot.

Answers

  1. at
  2. with
  3. by
  4. at
  5.  through
  6. on
  7. on
  8. on 
  9. on
  10. on


  1. The dog rushed ……………………….. me.
  2. The Cloud is a poem ………………………. Shelley.
  3. I went to Delhi …………………….. bus.
  4. May I pay ……………………………. cheque?
  5. I will contact you ………………………. letter/telephone.
  6. He earns his living ……………………….. writing.
  7. I’m on holiday ……………………….. 5th January.
  8. You should consume two pills………..meals.
  9. He was blind ………………………. birth.
  10. He died ………………………… overwork.

Answers

  1. at 
  2. by 
  3. by
  4. by
  5. by
  6. by
  7. from
  8. after
  9. from
  10. from


  1. She stood ……………………….. me.
  2. The police office is ……………………. our house.
  3. Hide ………………………………………. the tree.
  4. The bride’s face is decorated…………………….religious motifs.
  5. He was brought ……………………… the police officer.
  6. The man ran ……………………….. the house.
  7. One man will be selected …………………. them.
  8. He is walking ………………….. the road.
  9. The road is …………………………. the river.
  10. The policeman is running ………………………… him.

Answers

  1. behind
  2. behind
  3. behind 
  4. with
  5. before
  6. into
  7. from among
  8. across 
  9. along
  10. behind


  1. He knows nothing ………………………….. the topic.
  2. There is nobody ………………………. the room.
  3. There can be no success ………………………. dedication.
  4. The men are standing ……………………… the awning.
  5. There was a long discussion ………………………. the professor and the student.
  6. A mountain range is visible ………………………. the river.
  7. He walked ……………………… the store.
  8. The whole country was …………………….. the elected leader.
  9. …………………… you, there were nine other passengers there.
  10. ………………………… football, he plays tennis also.

Answers

  1. about 
  2. within
  3. without
  4. under
  5. between
  6. beyond
  7. towards
  8. behind
  9. Besides
  10. Besides



  1. New York is located…………………….. Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
  2. The President stood ………………………. a table in front and the wall behind him.
  3. A skyscraper is visible ………………….. banks of the river.
  4. He walked ………………………… the carriage.
  5. Do you know who is ……………………… this scandal?
  6. Please close the window ………………………………….. you when leaving.
  7. The whole country was ………………………. the elected representative.
  8. ………………………. the dog, there were five other animals there.
  9. ………………………. football, he plays golf also.

Answers

  1. between
  2. between
  3. near
  4. behind
  5. behind
  6. beside
  7. behind
  8. Besides
  9. Besides


  1. The cat jumped…………………………..the fence.
  2. She walked……………………….the park.
  3. The restaurant is…………………..the post office.
  4. The village is situated …………………………….. the river.
  5. The train passed…………………………..the station.
  6. They cross-examined everyone …………………………. Tapas.
  7. They went out of the room one ………………………………… another.
  8. The train started …………………………… 7 p.m.
  9. Take rest ……………………………. hard work.

Answers

  1. over
  2. through
  3. near
  4. beyond 
  5. by
  6. but
  7. after
  8. after
  9. after


  1. He leaned ………………………….. the wall.
  2. This idea will go …………………………. your interests.
  3. He kept his cool ………………………. great provocation.
  4. He felt lonely even ………………………………… festival and cheer.
  5. The sweets were distributed …………………………….. all.
  6. Two were chosen from ………………………… the spectators.
  7. He was …………………………….. me in school.
  8. His age is definitely ………………………… twenty-one.
  9. We sat ……………………… a tree.
  10. I have put on a vest …………………….. the shirt.

Answers

  1. against
  2. against
  3. amidst
  4. amid 
  5. among
  6. amongst
  7. below
  8. below 
  9. beneath
  10. beneath


  1. ……………….a few exceptions, the little town is mostly pollution-free.
  2. …………………….her claims, Lisa did have a criminal background.
  3. ……………..all his wealth, he remained discontented.
  4. Peter shut his eyes……………………….thirty seconds.
  5. They completed the lap…………………two minutes.
  6. The coat belongs……………………….the gentleman wearing the top hat.
  7. It is the decision………………the committee.
  8. The delicious food was cooked……………….. the honour of the guests.
  9. Is this what he asked………………?
  10. Where are we headed………………?

Answers

  1. for
  2. Notwithstanding
  3. Despite
  4. for
  5. in
  6. to
  7. of
  8. in
  9. for
  10. to

Prepositions Homework


Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with prepositions choosing the correct ones from the brackets:

  1. Cloth is sold………………..the metre. (by/with/as)
  2. Do not shout …………….. others are reading. (while/during/by)
  3. I promise to return the book …………………. Monday (by /until/on)
  4. He did not fulfil his promise ………………… it was too late. (until/by/after)
  5. The ship sailed……………………..the West. (towards, in, for)
  6. The young man was employed …………….. my father’s secretary. (like / as)
  7. The secret was kept away……………… his own family. (from/on/by)
  8. Tom came first in his class ……………….. everyone expected. (as / like)
  9. You are free to keep the book …………….. Friday, but I must have it back ………………….. Monday. (until/by)
  10. He orders his friends about, ………………they were his servants. (as if/as)
  11. This plan will go …………………………. your interests. (against/by)

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