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Parts of a sentence Description

Adjective Describes things or people

Adverb Alters the meaning of the verb slightly

Article a, an - indefinite articles


the - definite articles
Conjunction Joins words or sentences together

Interjection A short word showing emotion or feeling

Noun Names things

Preposition Relates one thing to another

Pronoun used instead of a noun to avoid repetition

Proper noun (subject) The actual names of people or places etc.

Verb Action or doing word


The ball is on the box. The ball is in the box. The ball is under the box.

The ball is over the box. The ball is next to the box. The ball is between the two
boxes.

The ball is in front of the box.


The ball is near (to) the box. The ball is behind the box.
Additional information about preposition

In is also used in these situations

Countries, cities, villages We live in France / in Paris / in Madrid.

the world It’s the highest building in the world.

mountains and valleys They have a cottage in the mountains / in a


valley.

buildings She works in a bank.

water Don’t swim in the sea / the river / the lake.

the middle / centre He lives in the middle of Paris / in the city


centre.

books / films / newspaper Which film was that actor in? I read about it
in the newspaper.
On is also used in these situations:

walls, ceilings, doors, floor She hung the picture on the ceiling / the wall / the door.

surfaces There’s a dirty mark on the page / table

the front / side/ back There’s a label in on the box / bottle

left / right The school is on the left.

Floors Jim’s office is on the second floor.

lists / menus What’s on the menu? Did you buy everything on the list?

roads I live on Jackson street. The nearest gas station is on the


motorway. The post box is on the way to work.

natural lines and borders He lives on the coast. London is on the River Thames.
At is also used in these situations:

the top / bottom (of a page) Sign your name at the top / bottom.

Directions: Turn left at the traffic lights / roundabout / end of the


street.

Position (next to something) Wait at the traffic lights / corner / tree.

the front / the back I wrote my name at the front / back of the book.

the beginning / the end What happened at the beginning / end of the film?

events I met him at a party / conference / football match

buildings I’ll meet you at the airport / the station / home


1. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. He lives in Park Street.
b. He works in the first floor.
c. He works in the city centre.
2. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. he calendar is on the wall.
b. he prince died on the end of the film.
c. here are no vegetarian meals on the menu.
3. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. Turn right at the end of this street.
b. Tom is standing at the back of the queue.
c. There’s something written at the side of the box.
4. Which word goes in the space?
My name is _____ the top of the list.
a. on
b. at
c. in
5. Which preposition goes in the space?
I live next ____ a railway line.
a. of
b. to
c. From
6. Which preposition goes in the space?
Your wallet is right in front ______ you!
a. of
b. to
c. from
7. Complete the sentence.
We rented a flat _____ Hamburg.
a. at
b. on
c. in
8. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. I saw Helen on the butcher’s today.
b. I saw Helen in the butcher’s today.
c. I saw Helen at the butcher’s today.
9. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. Can you sign your name at the bottom please?
b. Sorry I missed you. I was at a meeting.
c. The school is at Kings Square.
10. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. The office is on the main road between Derby and
Nottingham.
b. There’s something written on the back of the envelope.
c. She lives in a farm on the mountains.
11. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. There are no vegetarian meals on the menu.
b. The calendar is on the wall.
c. The prince died on the end of the film.
12. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. Tom is standing at the back of the queue.
b. There’s something written at the side of the box.
c. Turn right at the end of this street.
13. Which word goes in the space?
My name is _____ the top of the list.
a. in
b. On
c. At
14. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. The office is on the main road between Derby and
Nottingham.
b. There’s something written on the back of the envelope.
c. She lives in a farm on the mountains.
15. Which sentence is NOT correct?
a. The calendar is on the wall.
b. The prince died on the end of the film.
c. There are no vegetarian meals on the menu.