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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.

Analysis Key

Obviously, students will use different prepositions in many of these sentences.

1. We went {on the ship} and sailed {through the bay} and {toward the ocean}. |
 

2. A pleasant path lies {near the grove} {by the meadows}. |
 

3. A missionary had lived {among Indians}. | He talked {to us} {about their habits}. |
 

4. They walked {along the river bank} {until late} {in the afternoon}. |
 

5. The travelers drew {near the city}, | and many beggars swarmed {around 

     them} and asked {for alms}. |

6. {During the dinner}, an impolite boy left the table (DO) {without permission}. |
 

7. The picnic was held (P) {near a grove} {of pines} {beside the lake}. |
 

8. We rowed our boat (DO) {up the stream}, {against the current}. |
 

9. Sam jumped {on the train} and was quickly carried (P) {into the city}. |
 

10. The ancient prophets looked {past the present} {toward the future}. |