Intermediate grammar exercise: various prepositions

English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.

In this exercise you will practise various prepositions.

Instructions: Choose the correct preposition in the following sentences:


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Prepositions of time: in, on, at
in on at
years: in 1998, in 2012 days of the week: on Thursday, on Friday the time: at 7.30, at 8 o'clock
months: in January, in February dates: on 28 June, on 25 October religious festivals: at Easter, at Christmas
parts of the day: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, BUT at night parts of a named day: on Monday morning, on Thursday evening, on Friday night points in time: at the beginning, at the end of the week
seasons: in spring, in summer, in autumn, in winter
Prepositions of place: in, on, at
in on at
inside an area or space:
in the city, in the sky, in bed
in contact with a surface:
on the wall, on the table, on the floor
close to:
at the table, at the bus stop
forms of transport:
in a car, in a taxi, in a helicopter
forms of transport:
on a bike, on a bus, on a train, on the metro, on a plane, on a ship
before nouns referring to a place or position:
at the top, at the bottom, at the front, at the back, at the beginning, at the end, BUT in the middle
arrive in a city, country:
arrive in London, arrive in France
arrive at a small place:
arrive at the station, at the meeting, at the office
to express 'towards':
look at something, point at something, smile at someone

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