CBSE Class 6 Prepositions Worksheet
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″
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.