Prepositions in on at exercises

Preposiciones en español

Preposiciones de lugarLas preposiciones de lugar pueden ser difíciles – aquí tienes algo de ayuda sobre el uso de ‘at’, ‘in’ y ‘on’cuando hablas de dónde están las cosas. Básico:Si algo está dentro de una caja o de una superficie plana y amplia, usamos in:in the newspaperin a cupin a bottlein bedin Londonin a bookin a fieldin my stomachin a housein a drawerin a bagin a carin Englandin a pubin the seaain a riverSi algo está en una línea o en una superficie horizontal o vertical, usamos on: en la mesaen el sueloen mi caraen la páginaen una sillaen el ríoen el techoen una bicicletaen la pareden la ventanaen un platoen el sofáen una bolsaen una camisetaen una botellaen su pieSi algo está en un punto, (puede ser un edificio) usamos en:en el aeropuertoen la mesaen el cineen el fondoen el semáforoen la espaldaen la universidaden el hospitalen la puertaen la parada de autobúsen la cimaen el puben la fachadaen la escuelaen la ventanaen el piano

Verbs with prepositions exercises

Concept: The preposition is an invariable particle used to link a main word with its complement: vaso de vino; voy a Roma. This complement is called the «term of the preposition» because it is where the relationship that the preposition establishes ends and is consummated: I painted the wall with plastic paint.  The preposition is always joined to its term and forms a syntactic and phonetic unit with it. Normally, due to its etymological meaning («previous position»), the preposition is placed before it. But there are cases in which it is placed after: cuesta arriba; río abajo. Some authors consider that in this case we are not dealing with prepositions but with adverbs that function almost as prepositions.

Note: Care should be taken with the expressions «Letters to answer», «Matters to resolve», «Files to file», «Accounts to pay», «Invoices to review»; because in Spanish the a is inadmissible, since it is a syntactic Gallicism. This incorrectness should be eliminated in two ways: a) It is done according to the meaning of the phrase: «Letters to be answered», «Matters to be resolved», «Files to be filed». b) The second form is laconic and can be used in the margin of letters or files: «Letters to answer», «Letters to be answered», «Dossiers to be filed», «Dossiers to be filed».

Prepositions of place exercises

Here is an exercise with 20 sentences to practice the prepositions POR-PARA and the answers below.  PREPOSITIONS are invariable words (they don’t change) that introduce other words. Prepositions can be used to express place, direction, time, origin, destination, purpose…

The prepositions por-para are especially difficult because they cannot be translated literally in other languages and because they have many special uses.  Perhaps you should first review «USES AND EXAMPLES» of these two prepositions.

English prepositions exercises

You really learn a language when you know how to use prepositions correctly. In general, they are usually followed by a noun or a noun phrase. Although some prepositions allow us to use sentences, others depend on the verb tense of the sentence. However, the most commonly used prepositions in English are those that show a relationship in space, time or place; or a relationship between two or more people, places or things.

Undoubtedly, prepositions of time are one of the most used prepositions in English. Because, as a general rule, we must indicate to the interlocutor the temporal space to which we are referring during the conversation.

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