Prepositions of Place – Exercise 1

Some prepositions of place are:
above, between, from, near, under, behind, close to, in back of, next to, below, far from, in front of, over

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below. Choose the correct preposition from the choices given in brackets.

  1. Please sign your name ____ (in, on, at) the line here and also (in, at, on) the back.
  2. Some people eat and drink a lot ____ (in, at, on) parties.
  3. My grandmother sometimes takes a nap ____ (in, at, on) the afternoon ____ (in, at, on) the bed ____ (in, at, on) her room.
  4. I live ____ (in, at, on) a flat ____ (in, at, on) the first floor ____ (at, under, above) some very noisy neighbours.
  5. Every day she does her homework ____ (at, in, above) the library.
  6. There are malls ____ (at, in, next to) every big city.
  7. There is a shoe store ____ (in, at, near) the music store.
  8. Jaya works ____ (at, on, from) a restaurant ____ (to, in, from) the mall.
  9. Meet me ____ (at, in, near) 1:00 ____ (on, in, near) the entrance.
  10. The parking lot ____ (on, in, from) the mall is often full, so we park ____ (in, on, near) the entrance.
  11. The Ganga River is ____ (in, at, on) India.
  12. Haryana is ____ (in, near, between) Punjab and Rajasthan.
  13. Mumbai is ____ (on, in, at) the west coast of India.
  14. The sky is ____ (under, above, between) us; the earth is ____ (under, above, between) us.
  15. Sohrab parked his car ___ (in, on, at) the parking lot ____ (behind, above, from) his building.
  16. Many people go ____ (to, near, above) the mountains ___ (on, under, from) hot days.
  17. I usually stay home ____ (in, at, on) the weekend.
  18. Anita always carries her cell phone __ (in, at, on) her handbag.
  19. I am having a party __ (in, on, at) Friday ___ (in, on, at) 7:00 p.m.
  20. Agra is not very far __ (near, on, from) Delhi.

Answer key

  1. Please sign your name (on) the line here and also (at) the back.
  2. Some people eat and drink a lot (at) parties.
  3. My grandmother sometimes takes a nap (in) the afternoon (on) the bed (in) her room.
  4. I live (in) a flat (on) the first floor (above) some very noisy neighbours.
  5. Every day she does her homework (at) the library.
  6. There are malls (in) every big city.
  7. There is a shoe store (near) the music store.
  8. Jaya works (at) a restaurant (in) the mall.
  9. Meet me (at) 1:00 (near) the front of the entrance.
  10. The parking lot (in) the mall is often full, so we park (near) the entrance.
  11. The Ganga River is (in) India.
  12. Haryana is (between) Punjab and Rajasthan.
  13. Mumbai is (on) the west coast of India.
  14. The sky is (above) us; the earth is (under) us.
  15. Sohrab parked his car (in) the parking lot (behind) his building.
  16. Many people go (to) the mountains (on) hot days.
  17. I usually stay home (on) the weekend.
  18. Anita always carries her cell phone (in) her handbag.
  19. I am having a party (on) Friday (at) 7:00 p.m.
  20. Agra is not very far (from) Delhi.