Preposition Exercises for CBSE Class 6 | Grammar Worksheets

What are Prepositions?

A preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence. It is a word that describes a relationship between noun and pronoun and any other word in a sentence. It usually comes before a noun and hence, gives information about time , place or direction.
It sits in front of ( is pre-positioned before) its object. Examples of prepositions are about, below, off, for, on , under but down during etc etc..

Prepositions of Time : AT,ON,IN,FOR AND SINCE

At: We use at to designate specific time for example “The train is due at 1:30 pm”

In: We use in for non-specific times during a day, month, season or a year. for example ” She likes to jog in the morning”

On: We use on to designate name of streets, avenues, etc. For example “His house is on the main street “

For: We use for to measure time ( seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years). For example ” He’s lived there for nine years.

Since: We use since with specific date or time. For example ” She’s worked here since 1990″

CBSE Class 6 Prepositions Worksheet

Preposition with Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs

Prepositions are sometimes so firmly joined to other words that they have practically become one word. In fact , in other languages, such as German, they would have become one word.) This occurs in three categories : nouns adjectives and verbs. Examples ‘approval of’ , ‘love of’ , ‘fond of’ , ‘made of’, ‘look up’ , ‘study for’ , ‘think about’ etc etc..

Idiomatic expressions with prepositions

  • agree to a proposal, with a person, on a price, in principal
  • argue about a matter, with a person, for or against a proposition
  • compare to, to show likeness with to, to show differences( sometimes similarities)
  • correspond to a thing, with a person
  • differ from an unlike thing, with a person
  • live at an address, in a house or city, on a street, with other people.

Class 6 Preposition Worksheets with answers

The Preposition Exercise 1

Identify the prepositions in the following sentences.

  1. Kim is going to the station.
  2. His shop is in the new block.
  3. She is fond of cats.
  4. Who are you going with?
  5. What are you looking for?
  6. The cat is sitting under the table.
  7. He bought her a nice jacket from the new shop.
  8. Matt’s house is just across the street.
  9. He buried the treasure chest beneath the ground.
  10. Sam is the brightest among all the students.


  1. to
  2. in
  3. of
  4. with
  5. for
  6. under
  7. from
  8. across
  9. beneath
  10. among

The Preposition Exercise 2

Q. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:

  1. The plant cannot survive _________sunlight.
  2. There is a pool _________ the house.
  3. Tiny flowers are planted _________ the big tree.
  4. The boxes are placed _________ the cupboard.
  5. Tom is waiting _________ the house for Jane.
  6. She stood out _________the crowd.
  7. Think _________ what you can see.
  8. He retired _________ his work last month.
  9. I am meeting him _________ 6 p.m.
  10. The cake was smeared all _________ his face.

Answers :

  1. without
  2. behind
  3. around
  4. above
  5. outside
  6. amongst
  7. beyond
  8. from
  9. around
  10. over

Place based Prepositions Exercise 3

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

  1. He stays _________ Karol Bagh.
  2. He spent his early life _ India.
  3. He made his son sit ________ him and his friend on the bike.
  4. Manav was sitting ________ his mother.
  5. He distributed the toffees ________ all the children.
  6. He was hiding ________ a big board.
  7. We stood ________ the Sun temple for a while to admire its beauty.
  8. My cat was resting ________ the table.
  9. A big statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been placed ________ the Gandhi
  10. The papers were scattered _________ the floor

Answers: 1. at 2. in 3. between 4. beside 5. among 6. behind 7. in front of 8. under 9. in front of 10. on

Time based Prepositions Exercise 4

Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.

  1. The show will be over _____________ 5 p.m.
  2. His interview will be held _____________ Monday, 30th October.
  3. Two boys quarrelled _____________ the teacher had gone.
  4. The new session starts _____________ April.
  5. They have been living here ______2009.
  6. We were at Shimla ______________ Monday Friday.
  7. The hockey match was played _____________ 1p.m.____________ 2.20 p.m.
  8. They met only _______________ thirty minutes.
  9. The train arrives ______________ 11 o’clock sharp.
  10. Our shop opens ______________ weekdays only.

Answers : 1. by 2. on 3. after 4. from 5. since 6. from, to 7. from, to 8. for 9. at 10. on

Prepositions of Movement and Direction Based Exercise 5

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

  1. We were on our way _________ school.
  2. Winter vacations start _______25th December.
  3. The axe fell____________ the canal.
  4. They were running _____________ the beach.
  5. Our school is __________ the temple.
  6. The wheel went ___________ .
  7. He will have to pay ___________ his nose.
  8. We must face the challenge________________ courage.
  9. You must learn the lesson_____________ heart.
  10. He threw the packet __________ the wall

Answers: 1. to 2. from 3. into 4. along 5. near 6. off 7. through 8. with 9. by 10. against

The Prepositions Exercise 6

Complete the sentence with the correct preposition from the choices given.

AT – BY – FOR – IN – OF – OUT – TO – UNDER

  1. When we met __________ university it was love _______ first sight.
  2. I went home ___________ midnight because I was so tired.
  3. They didn’t give her any alcohol because she was ___________ age.
  4. I was so distracted that I put salt into my coffee ___________ accident.
  5. There is no solution ____________ this problem.
  6. John has a reputation _____________ being late all the time.
  7. She hasn’t got any money left. _____________ other words, she’s broke.
  8. Could you call tomorrow? I’m not __________ such a good mood today.
  9. She took me ____________ the hand, and we walked along the beach.
  10. I washed his car ___________ exchange ________ some pocket money.

Answers : at, at , at , under, by, to, for , in, in, by in, for

Identifying Prepositions Prepositions Exercise 7

Underline the preposition(s) in each sentence below. The number in parentheses indicates the number of prepositions in the sentence.

EXAMPLE: Gerry left without a word to anyone. (2) 

1. A new family has moved into the house next to ours. (2) 

2. The club isn’t much fun without Sharon. (1) 

3. Among the three of us, we had just enough money for a pizza. (3) 

4. Because of that incident, the families do not speak to each other. (2) 

5. We watched the fireworks display from a spot across the river. (2) 

6. Draw a line through any words that are not needed. (1) 

7. The rake has been leaning against the garage since yesterday. (2) 

8. A letter for Mike is on the table in the hall. (3) 

9. You will be safe from the mosquitoes until dusk. (2) 

10. No one except Judy’s mother baked brownies. (1)

The Preposition Exercise 8

Using Prepositions in Sentences. 

Fill in each blank below with a preposition to complete the sentence. 

EXAMPLE: We agreed to meet before dinner. 

1. Carl has ridden his bike the river. 

2. I haven’t seen Louise a month. 

3. We waited six o’clock for the train to arrive. 

4. A crowd of people pressed the movie star. 

5. I found my sneakers the couch. 

6. Many people became restless the long delay. 

7. I am reading a book Judy Blume. 

8. Basketball is my favourite sport baseball. 

9. The realtor took us a number of houses. 

10. Fred sits me in math class.

Preposition Exercises for Class 6 CBSE With Answers