Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Use of English Prepositions for IBPS & Other Government Exams

Hi Friends,
In this post, we shall see some important rules of prepositions. We are helping you always for the preparation of Bank exams on each and every point so that you can secure more and more numbers in your exams. Most of the times, questions found in exams for prepositions.

1. About : In various places concerning
  • The tools and other thing have been lying about the workshop.
  • She is very particular about her health.
2. Across : From side to side, on the other side of
  • There is a bridge across the river.
  • The post-office is just across the street.
3. After : following in time, next in order, in pursuit [with 'take' ] resemble in features
  • After dinner, we had some rest.
  • Monday comes after Sunday.
  • The police are after the gang.
  • Reeta takes after her father.
4. Against : Indicating opposition indication collision
  • Reeta was married against her father's will.
  • He hit his head against the wall as it was too dark inside.
5. Along : From one end to the other end of
  • We drove along the road.
6. At : indicating place and direction
  • Mr. Modi is at his office.
  • You can buy the medicine at the chemist's.
7. Before : Earlier then, in front of, (in order) etc.
  • Before Christmas, we had a tough time.
  • Your turn comes before mine.
8. Behind : In, at or to the rear of, etc.
  • The dog is sitting behind the door.
9. Below : Opposite of above, lower then, etc.
  • Where shall I sign above the line or below the line?
  • The temperature has gone down below the freezing point.
10. Beneath : Below, underneath, etc.
  • The submarine can remain beneath the surface.
11. Between : Refers to two limits, etc.
  • I have my lunch between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock.
  • Divide the profit between you.
12. Beyond : At the farther side of, surpassing, etc.
  • He stays in the house beyond the hills.
  • Your work is beyond all praise.
13. For : Indicating destination, intended for something or somebody, purpose, the extent in time, to                  the amount or extent of, etc.
  • My brother left for Calcutta in the morning.
  • The servant brought tea for us.
  • We read books for pleasure.
  • I will be with you for half an hour.
  • His new bungalow was sold for I million.
14. From : Indicating the starting point (place, time, person) process, change, prevention, escape, etc.
  • The factory has been closed from last month to this day.
  • Good pupils do not stay away from school for petty reasons.
  • Wine is made from grapes.
  • He is prevented from entering the premises.
15. In : Used with places, direction, time, dress, physical surroundings, condition; to indicate                            inclusion of somebody or something etc.
  • He is employed in an office (in the service of the ministry of Education).
  • The pupils are dressed in school uniform.
  • We have kept plants in the verandah.
  • Our uncle has settled in Bombay.
  • The car he has bought is in good order.
16. Into : Motion to a point within, change from one condition to another
  • He jumped into the river.
  • Get into the car.
  • She burst into tears.
17. Of : Indicates origin, connection, inclusion, relief, material, etc.
  • A crowd of people gathered at the spot of the accident.
  • In the office, there is a very good portrait of Gandhiji hung on the wall.
  • The furniture in my house is made of wood.
18. On : Occupying a part of a surface, concerning, indicating time, etc.
  • The picture is given on page five.
  • There are some antiques on top of the cupboard.
  • Mr. Modi is returning from the UK on the 5th of next month.
  • Government servants go on holiday once a year.
19. Over : Converting some surface, even little higher to the other side, indicating superiority
  • He spread a piece of cloth over the food to keep the flies off.
  • The plane flew over the city.
  • It rained heavily all over India this year.
  • An emotional person has no command over himself.
20. Through : From end to end, examine, pass, etc.
  • The postman threw the letters through the slit in the door.
  • The lawyer went through all the papers of the case.
  • He got through his final exams this year.
21. To : Towards, in the direction of from beginning to end, indicating ratio, reference, the final point in the duration of time.
  • My father went to the office early today.
  • I stood, in the pouring rain, so I was wet to the skin.
  • He works from morning to night.
  • I request your reference to my letter in this connection.
22. With : Having, carrying, indicating the means, accompaniment of relationship, manner,                 indicating care, charge, possession.
  • I went to the pictures with my parents.
  • Mark the important point with a pencil.
  • A girl with blond hair has been arrested for smuggling drugs into the country.
  • He has a lot of money with him.
  • Let the child go with her mother.
  • We must do our duty with joy.


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