CBSE Class 3 English Assignment (8)-Prepositions. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practise them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.
A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun used with it and some other word in the sentence. It is used to show position, direction or time.
A preposition usually comes before a noun or pronoun.
For example: The apples are kept on the table.
Take a look at these sentences.
Put the box on the table.
( on shows the relationship between two nouns box and table )
The king rules over a vast kingdom.
( over shows relation between a verb and a noun rules and kingdom )
These examples show that a preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or a pronoun to show the relation that the noun or the pronoun has with some other word in the sentence.
Preposition plays a vital role in speaking and writing English correctly. They are usually very small words. Yet, they are very important as they establish a relationship between the different parts of a sentence. Let’s take a look on pictorial formation.
Usage of prepositions
In: Implies inside within the shape or area of. It is also used with a specific time, period, month, season, and year.
For Example: We live in India.
In winter the weather is cold.
On : Means upon the surface.
For Example: The ball is on the box.
It is also used with days and dates.
The annual function is on Sunday.
At: It refers to fixed point or time.
Near : Very close
Beside: Shows a position next to.
Besides: Means in addition to.
By: Determines the time by which anything has to be done.
Among: It is used with more than two persons or things but before the word which starts with a consonant letter.
Over: It is used with vertically above.
Onto: Means upon the surface.
To: Is used to express motion from one place to another.
Towards: Refers to direction in which the direction is being made.
Between: Is used for two persons or two things.
Below: Shows the position at a lower level.
Above: Shows the position at a higher level.
Against: Shows pressure.
Off: Refers to separation.
From: Refers to the point of departure. It also indicates the time of beginning.
For: Denotes direction. It also species the period of time or duration. It also indicates the occasion when something happens.
About: Shows nearness.
Along: Is used to express the position from one end to other end or parallel with a length of something.
Example: We walked along the river bank.
Across: It refers something extending from one side to the other or something that intersects.
Example: The railway bridge is to be constructed across the river.
Q1. Underline the prepositions in the following sentences.
a) Please meet me at 8 o’ clock.
b) I placed my bag on the table.
c) She stood beside me.
d) He came from New York.
e) The time now is half past ten.
f) The boy is behind the door.
g) The swimmer swam across the river.
h) My friends arrived and we went to the theatre.
i) Put the ladder against the wall.
j) My teddy bear flung near the door.
Q2. Complete the following sentences with suitable prepositions given in the brackets.
a) They are arriving ______Monday. ( on / to)
b) He has a meeting ________8 a.m. ( at / on)
c) Dad parked the car _________ the roadside. ( outside / to)
d) The supermarket is further ________ the street. ( down / along )
e) I rolled _____________ from my bed. ( off / towards )
f) The trucks are travelling _________ the tunnel. ( through / into)
g) The examination is ________ December. ( on / in)
h) He returned the book _______ night. (at / in)
Q3. Use the following prepositions in sentences of your own.
a) between ________________________________________________
b) among _________________________________________________
c) under ___________________________________________________
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