Prepositions

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BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVE:   At the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Use Prepositions correctly in sentences.
  2. Identify prepositional words.
  3. Give examples of prepositions

Prepositions indicate relationships between other words in a sentence.

Many prepositions tell you where something is or when something happened.

Ending a sentence with a preposition is not a grammatical error.

Prepositions indicate direction, time, location, and spatial relationships, as well as other abstract types of relationships.

Direction: Look to the left and you’ll see our destination.

Time: We’ve been working since this morning.

Location: We saw a movie at the theater.

Space: The dog hid under the table.

Unfortunately, there’s no reliable formula for determining which preposition to use with a particular combination of words. The best way to learn which prepositions go with which words is to read as much high-quality writing as you can and pay attention to which combinations sound right. Here are a few examples of the most common prepositions used in sentences.

Deola left her jacket IN the car.

Did you send that letter TO your mother?

We’re cooking FOR ten guests tonight.

EXERCISE ON PREPOSITION OF TIME

1. Peter is playing tennis —- Sunday.

2. My brother’s birthday is —– the 5th of November.

3. My birthday is —– May.

4. We are going to see my parents —– the weekend.

5. In 1999, a great fire broke out —– Niger.

6. I don’t like walking alone in the streets —- night.

7. What are you doing —- the afternoon?

8. My friend has been living in Canada —– two years.

9. I have been waiting for you —— seven o’clock.

10. I will have finished this essay ——- Friday.