กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ภาษาต่างประเทศ (Learning Area of Foreign Languages)
  • Prepositions show location, proximity, and relationships:

    standing on a pencil

    He is standing on a pencil.

     

    at the beach

    She is at the beach.

     

    flowers in glass

    The flower is in the glass.

    Prepositions are necessary to learn about. The most important to learn now are in, at, and on. Most prepositions have very specific applications as shown below:
    He's putting strawberries into his mouth.
    eating strawberries
    The cat is drinking from a bowl.
    cat
    There is food on the table.
    couple eating

     

    There are hundreds of different prepositions and prepositional phrases. To learn them all will take years of practice. The best way to learn them well is by reading books, magazines, and newspapers. Listening to the radio helps as well. You can also learn about prepositions in class from a teacher, but it's important to realize that it requires a lot of practice and memorization. Some common prepositions are listed below in alphabetical order. I'll add more as I think of them.

    Directions: Choose the best preposition. Use the answer below to complete the answer.

      at,   into,   on,   in,  for,  since,  by, to


    1.  I walked _______ the classroom from the hallway.

    2.  We all stayed _______ home and watched TV last weekend.

    3.  Can I borrow your car _______ a few days?

    4.  She said she'd be here ________ an hour.

    5.  The nation was informed of the bad news ________ TV.

    6.  John quickly walked _________ the door when he heard someone knock.

    7.  The store is _______ the corner of Nicollet and 44th Street.

    8.  It has been snowing nonstop ___________ Tuesday.

    9. Although my arm still hurts, it's getting better day ________ day.

    10.  He usually goes _______ a walk in the park in the morning.