How To Solve Preposition And Conjunctions Questions Quickly

how to solve preposition and conjunction question quickly

How To Solve Preposition and Conjunction Question Quickly:

Preposition

  • Words that describes relationships between nouns, pronouns and Some other words in a sentence are know as prepositions.
  • In most of the cases, they are used before a noun.
  • The best part of these words are, their form never changes despite, genders, or any other word they are referring.
  • Preposition are of following types.
    • Simple or Compound Prepositions
    • Preposition at Movement
    • Preposition at place
    • Preposition of time.

Conjunctions

As, we know that words that link other phrases, words or clause are known as conjunctions.

Basically of 3 types:-

  • Coordinating
  • Correlative
  • Subordinating

How to Solve Prepositions and Conjunctions:-

Prepositions:

Simple or Compound Prepositions

The single word prepositions are known as the Simple Prepositions. Some of the simple prepositions are: after, across, before, at, by, between, from, during, into, in, to, on, of, under, through, with, and without.

For example,

  • The glass is on the table.
  • The dog is under the bed.

The Compound prepositions are a set of words that are used to join sentences. Some of the compound prepositions are: because of, in between, these are two-word compound prepositions. Compound prepositions are also made up of more than three words. Some examples are: on behalf of, in front of, etc.

For example,

  • The hospital is between the post office and the bank.
  • My bicycle is in front of the swimming pool.

Prepositions of Movement

Prepositions can show movements in a sentence.

  • The word “to” is used to show movement indicating a destination.

For example,
I am going to Mumbai next month.
We went to the market in the morning.

  • The word “through” is used to show movement from one side to the other.

For example,
The ball went through the pipe.
The cat ran quickly through the hole.

  • The word “across” is used to show movement from one side of a surface to another.

For example,
The duck swam across the river.
She drove across the lane.

Preposition of Place

The prepositional words are also used to indicate the location of an object. Some of them are: in, on, at etc.

  • The word “at” is used to indicate a specific place or position.

For example,
I live at 9th floor.
I will be waiting at the airport.

  • The word “on” is used to show position on a horizontal or vertical surface.

For example,
There is a pile of paper on the table.
The bird is sitting on the fence.

  • On is also used to show a position on the roads, streets, etc.

For example,
Jack lives on the lake road.
There is a grocery store on the corner of the street.

  • The word “in” is used to describe when something is surrounded or enclosed.

For example,
The balls are in the box.
The chair is in the garden.

  • “In” is also used to describe a position about land areas (countries, towns, states, and continents).

For example,
I live in India.
I visited her in France.

Preposition of Time

These words can be used to show the time when something happens (year, month, day, morning, evening, night, season, etc.)

  • Some prepositions of time are: in, at, and on

For example,
I go for a walk at 6 a.m. every day.
The meeting is on Wednesday.
I am shifting to Delhi in December.
I came over to India in 2012.
I take my dog to a walk in the morning.
We will go for snacks in the afternoon.
I like to have milk at night.
She will come home in the summers.

  • We use FOR preposition to talk about an amount of time or space. The amount of time could be years, months, weeks, days, minute, and seconds. We can also use ‘FOR’ for vague period of time like for ages, for long period of time, for the weekend.

For example,
Last week, I traveled for five days.
For a long time, I have not met my best friend.

  • We use SINCE preposition for a specific point in time.

For example,
It has been raining since 6 a.m.
I have been in Europe since October.

Fill in the blanks with correct prepositions.

QuestionsSolution
1. You should give this pen __________ him.to
2. I will be ready __________ leave __________ about fifteen minutes.to, in
3. The goat climbed __________ the hill.on
4. My friend lives __________ Carter road.on
5. I will wait __________ 7:40, but then I’m going home.until
6. The car rolled __________ the driveway.through
7. The Sun was rising __________ the mountains.across
8. I am not interested __________ buying a new car.in
9. The cat jumped __________ the table.on
10. My name Raj is named __________ my grandfather’s name.after

 

Conjunctions:

Words that links other phrases, words, or clauses are known as conjunctions. They of three types:

  • Coordinating
  • Correlative
  • Subordinating

Coordinating Conjunctions

Conjunctions that can join single or a group of words are known as the coordinating conjunctions. These conjunctions are used to join only similar elements, such as verb phrase + verb phrase, subject + subject, and sentence + sentence. Some of the coordinating conjunctions are: and, for, but, not, yet, or, and so.

  • To join two noun phrases with “and.”

For Example:
I went to visit New Zealand and Australia.

  • To join two sentences with “but.”

For Example:
They are going to visit their grandparents, but they will not be able to stay for many days.

  • To join two verbs with “or.”

For Example:
 Will you watch a movie or go for dinner this Saturday night?

  • To join two sentences using “so.”

For Example:
She wanted to earn good grades, so she studied hard for the exam.

Note: A noun phrase can be a single noun, a group of words, or a pronoun that works together as a noun or a pronoun or as the subject or object of a verb.

Correlative Conjunctions

These conjunctions are always used in pairs. The correlative conjunctions are used to join similar elements. Some of the correlative conjunctions are both…and, neither…nor, either…or, not only…but also, whether…or, so…as.

  • To join two subjects using both…and

For Example:
Both my father and brother is in the army.

  • To join two nouns using either….or

For Example:
Either I am going to play tennis or football.

  • To join two subjects using neither…nor

For Example:
Neither my sister nor I am going to the church this Sunday.

  • To join two sentences using not only…but also

For Example:
The car does not only look amazing, but is also economical.

Subordinating Conjunctions

Words that join a dependent and an independent clause are known as the subordinating conjunctions. Here, a clause is a unit that is made up of a subject and a verb. For example, “It is hot.” Here, “it” is the subject, and the verb is “is hot”

Also, the dependent clause is a clause which needs another clause with it.

For Example:
Because of the traffic, I was late for work.

The sentence above has two clauses, “Because of the traffic,” and “I was late for work.” Here, the first clause does not have a meaning on its own. On the other hand, “I was late for work” is an independent clause. The second sentence holds a unique meaning even if spoken independently. Also, “Because” is the subordinate conjunction here.

There are some more examples of subordinating conjunctions: while, wherever, even if, wherever, after, how, in that, once, unless, as soon as, although, before, when, etc.

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate conjunctions.

QuestionsSolution
1. I visit the Taj Mahal _________ I go to India. (once, whenever, wherever)whenever
2. We are leaving the city __________ or not it rains. (if, whether, though)whether
3. She’s honest _________ everyone trusts her. (if, so, when)so
4. __________ the TV__________ the microwave are stolen from the house. (either-or, neither-nor, both-and)Both, and
5. __________ she will come to my home, __________ I will go to visit her. (either-or, neither-nor, both-and)Either, or
6. __________ the husband, __________ the wife like the drink. (either-or, neither-nor, both-and)Neither, nor
7. Do you like vanilla __________ strawberry flavored ice cream? (but, or, as)or
8. When Dad comes home from work he lies down on the sofa __________ he is tired. (because, and, when)because
9. __________ being a well-known politician, Kuman Rahul can also play the guitar very well. (however, because, besides)besides
10. He likes all kinds of sports, __________ skiing, hockey and volleyball. (such as, including, or)such as


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