Preposition Exercises for Class 8

A preposition is a word that is generally used before a noun or a pronoun and shows its relation with other words in a sentence. In this post, we have added the top 10 Preposition Exercises for Class 8.

Pro Tips: In the sentence “Lisa placed her hand on the desk,” the word on shows the relation between the hand and the desk. If the word on is omitted, there is no sense.

The hand may be on the table, under the table, or above the table. Until some preposition is inserted the relation between the hand and the table is not known. The word on is, therefore, a preposition.

Preposition Exercises for Class 8

Preposition Exercises for Class 8



  1. It’s a machine …………………………. cutting hay.
  2. I draw pictures ……………………….. pleasure.
  3. What did you shout ……………………….. him for?
  4. He stood before her …………………………….. the queue.
  5. We knelt ………………………….. the shrine.
  6. Your name comes …………………………….. mine on the list.
  7. Wheat sells ………………………….. Rs.55 each kilo.
  8. I bought this pencil …………………….. 2 dollars.
  9. He drives ………………………. 90 km (kilometre 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 ring …………………………….. his finger.
  2. There is a coat ……………………………… a hook.
  3. He has no chance ………………………….. winning.
  4. I need a dictionary ……………………………… Tamil.
  5. He is a professor ………………………….. Economics.
  6. Please speak …………………………. American English.
  7. The letter was written………………………… biro (a kind of ball pen).
  8. The lines were printed ……………………………….. italics/capitals.
  9. Say it ………………………….. a few words.
  10. He goes ……………………….. a walk morning.

Answers

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


  1. Look …………………………. the picture on the wall.
  2. He has cut his finger …………………………… a knife.
  3. Geetanjali was written ……………………….. Rabindranath.
  4. He will arrive ……………………….. 12 a.m.
  5. Trains pass ……………………… the tunnel.
  6. There are dirty marks ……………………… the floor.
  7. Leave the glasses ………………………. the table.
  8. They sat …………………………..the grass.
  9. We stood ………………………… one foot.
  10. He 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 Columbus …………………….. bus.
  4. May I pay ……………………………. cheque?
  5. I shall contact you ………………………. letter/telephone.
  6. He earns his living ……………………….. writing.
  7. I’m on holiday ……………………….. 30 March.
  8. There’s traffic in the streets ………………………. dawn till dusk.
  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. from
  9. from
  10. from


  1. She stood ……………………….. me.
  2. The police office is ……………………. our house.
  3. Hide ………………………………………. the tree.
  4. My family is ………………………………….. me in my decision to read medicine.
  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. behind
  5. before
  6. into
  7. from among
  8. across 
  9. along
  10. behind


  1. He knows nothing ………………………….. the matter.
  2. There is nobody ………………………. the house.
  3. There can be no success ………………………. hard work.
  4. The men are standing ……………………… the tree.
  5. There was a long discussion ………………………. the two of them.
  6. A mountain is visible ………………………. the river.
  7. He walked ……………………… the carriage.
  8. The whole country was …………………….. the elected leader.
  9. …………………… you, there were five other passengers there.
  10. ………………………… Chess, he plays tennis also.

Answers

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


  1. ……………………… their ave one ho other qualifications of the candidates.
  2. West Bengal of India is situated ……………………….. Bihar and Bangladesh.
  3. The speaker stood ………………………. a table in front and the wall behind him.
  4. A mountain is visible ………………….. the river.
  5. He walked ………………………… the carriage.
  6. Do you know who is ……………………… this conspiracy?
  7. Please close the door ………………………………….. you when leaving
  8. The whole country was ………………………. the elected leader.
  9. ………………………. you, there were five other passengers there.
  10. ………………………. football, he plays tennis also.

Answers

  1. Besides
  2. between
  3. between
  4. beyond
  5. behind
  6. behind
  7. behind 
  8. behind
  9. Besides
  10. Besides


  1. …………………………….. their ave one ho other qualifications of the candidates.
  2. West Bengal is situated ……………………….. Bihar and Bangladesh.
  3. The speaker stood……………………………a table in front and the wall behind him.
  4. The city is situated …………………………….. the river.
  5. The beauty of the scene is ………………………….. human imagination.
  6. They cross-examined everyone …………………………. Tapas.
  7. Their paternal property brought them nothing …………………………. trouble.
  8. They went out of the room one ………………………………… another.
  9. The train started …………………………… 11 p.m.
  10. Take rest ……………………………. hard work.

Answers

  1. Besides
  2. between 
  3. between 
  4. beyond
  5. beyond 
  6. but 
  7. but
  8. after
  9. after
  10. after


  1. He leaned ………………………….. the wall.
  2. This plan will go …………………………. your interests.
  3. He kept his cool ………………………. great provocation.
  4. He felt lonely even ………………………………… merriment and gaiety.
  5. The amount of profit was distributed …………………………….. all.
  6. Two were selected from ………………………… the spectators.
  7. He was …………………………….. me in school.
  8. His age is definitely ………………………… forty.
  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. Other contemporary poets were far ………………………………… Rabindranath.
  2. It is …………………………….. my dignity to accept such an invitation.
  3. Stand …………………………….. your father.
  4. …………………………………….Tolstoi and many other novelists are mere storytellers.
  5. Look ………………………………. for your lost cow.
  6. I was strolling …………………………. the Taj Mahal.
  7. This is a lesson ……………………………. Mathematics.
  8. He is ……………………………… the managing committee of this school/panel of lectures/staff of this college.
  9. …………………………………. the right, you can see the police station.
  10. He drew a knife ………………………….. the stranger.

Answers

  1. beneath
  2. beneath
  3. beside 
  4. Besides 
  5. around
  6. around
  7. on
  8. on
  9. On 
  10.  on

Prepositions Homework


Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with Prepositions choosing the correct ones from within the brackets given after each sentence:

  1. He often reads during ………… meals (during / while)
  2. Do not shout …………….. others are writing. (while/during)
  3. I promise to return the book …………………. Saturday (by /until)
  4. He did not fulfil his promise ………………… it was too late. (until/by)
  5. Many think Devananda looked ………………… Gregory Peck.
  6. The young man was employed …………….. my father’s secretary. (like/as)
  7. He spends money freely it grew on trees. (as/as if) (h)
  8. Santam came first in his class ……………….. everyone expected. (as/like)
  9. You are free to keep the book …………….. Friday, but I must have it back ………………….. Saturday. (until/by)
  10. He orders his friends about, ………………they were his servants. (as if/as)
  11. This plan will go …………………………. your interests. (against/by)
  12. There are many diseases caused……………….dirt and filth. She was the main cause ……………….his misery. (by,of)

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