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Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Prepositions And Conjunctions

Preposition and Conjunction Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts:

Prepositions are connecting words that connect nominal into a sentence.

Words like an, with, against, over, etc. comes under preposition, helping a noun or pronoun to connect in the sentence.

Likewise, conjunctions are also connecting words, however, they can change much more in a sentence as compared to prepositions.

Some of the conjunctions are but, because, and, etc. As a matter of fact, conjunctions have the ability to join verbs together which means that they can even connect two sentences.

As compared to prepositions, conjunctions can connect any two similar elements together.

Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Prepositions And Conjunctions:-


  • Use of Preposition:
    • on with days of the week,
    • at for a particular place or while defining time,
    • in for year and month, and more.

            Identifying the theme of the sentence will help you think the possible or right preposition.

  • Prepositions usually go before a noun or a pronoun. Some of its types are:
    • time,
    • place,
    • position,
    • direction, etc.

      You should know which preposition is suitable with the sentence or the noun or pronoun it is used with.

  • If a preposition is followed by a verb, then the verb will always be in the gerund form (ing).
    • Example – I always wonder about winning the game.

  • You can even identify a preposition from an adverb. A preposition always takes an object with it, whereas, an adverb never takes an object.


  • A conjunction can never be used before a sentence which is in direct narration
  • Never use conjunction with an interrogative adverb or interrogative pronoun when the sentence is in indirect narration.
  • The most common hint is, if a verb is included in a sentence, you are most probably dealing with conjunctions.

Type I – General Questions on Prepositions and Conjunctions

Question 1.

Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition.

The outcomes of his haughtiness were that his services were dispensed ___ by his master.

A. About
B. With
C. Up
D. From

Correct Answer: B

“Dispensed with” means ‘forgo’, which is why dispensed will take with.

Question 2.

Identify the error and replace it with the suitable preposition:

She was relieved from the pain after the checkup.

A. With
B. For
C. Of
D. None

Correct Answer: C

“Relieved” should go with ‘of’ instead of “from.”

Question 3.

Pick out the conjunction in the below sentence and identify its type:

You cannot achieve your goals unless you work harder.

A. Cannot
B. Unless
C. You
D. Work

Correct Answer: B

Unless is the conjunction in the sentence. It is a subordinating conjunction. Unless is acting as a connector between the two sections of the sentence.

Question 4.

Complete the sentence by filling the right conjunction:

Ana is tall, __ Shawn is taller.

A. But
B. And
C. Than
D. While

Correct Answer: D

“While” is suitable conjunction when there is a comparison in the sentence.

Read Also: How to solve Preposition and Conjunction questions

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