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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.

L1.5 # 4
Prepositions [Fill in the Blanks]

Directions: Use prepositions from the following list to fill the blanks. Then place parentheses around each prepositional phrase, underline verbs twice, subjects once, and label complements.

without
from
into
under
toward
about
of
opposite
aboard
across
near
before
past
above
among
around
beneath
on
below
in
during
except
over
until
behind
along
beside
against
beyond
between
down
through
at
for
to
up

1. We went __________ the ship and sailed __________ the bay and 

__________ the ocean.
 

2. A pleasant path lies __________ the grove __________ the meadows.
 

3. A missionary had lived __________ Indians. He talked __________ us 

__________ their habits.
 

4. They walked __________ the river bank __________ late __________ the afternoon.
 

5. The travelers drew __________ the city, and many beggars swarmed 

__________ them and asked __________ alms.
 

6. __________ the dinner, an impolite boy left the table __________ permission.
 

7. The picnic was held __________ a grove __________ pines __________ 

the lake.
 

8. We rowed our boat __________ the stream, __________ the current.
 

9. Sam Jumped __________ the train and was quickly carried __________ the city.
 

10. The ancient prophets looked __________ the present __________ the future.