Correction and Omission Activity


  Prepositions are used to introduce objects of verbs.

Some prepositions with their usage can be seen below :


1. Of

Used for belonging to, relating to, or connected with:


  •         That’s the bag of my friend’s sister.
  •         I always dreamed of being rich and famous.


Used to indicate reference:

  •         I got married in the summer of 2000.
  •         This is a picture of my family.
  •         I got a discount of 10 percent on the purchase.


Used to indicate an amount or number:

  •         I drank three cups of milk.
  •         A large number of people gathered to protest


2. To

Used to indicate the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward, or the direction of something:

  •         I am heading to the entrance of the building.
  •         All of us went to the movie theater.
  •         Please send it back to me.

Used to indicate a limit or an ending point:

  •         The snow was piled up to the roof.
  •         The stock prices rose up to 100 dollars.


Used to indicate relationship:

  •         This letter is very important to your admission.
  •         My answer to your question is in this envelop.
  •        Do not respond to every little thing in your life.


Used to indicate a time or a period:

  •         I work nine to six, Monday to Friday.
  •         It is now 10 to five. (In other words, it is 4:50.)



3. For

Used to indicate the use of something:

  •         This place is for exhibitions and shows.
  •         I baked a cake for your birthday.
  •         I put a note on the door for privacy.
  •         She has been studying hard for the final exam.

Used to mean because of:

  •         I am so happy for you.
  •         We feel deeply sorry for your loss.
  •         For this reason, I’ve decided to quit this job.

Used to indicate time or duration:

  •         He’s been famous for many decades.
  •         I attended the university for one year only.

4. With

Used to indicate being together or being involved:

  •         I ordered a sandwich with a drink.
  •         He was with his friend when he saw me.


Used to indicate "having":

  •         I met a guy with green eyes.
  •         People with a lot of money are not always happy.


Used to indicate "using":

  •         I wrote a letter with the golden pen.
  •         This is the soup that I made with tomatoes and parsley.
  •         He cut my hair with his gold scissors.


Used to indicate feeling:

  •         I am emailing you with my sincere apology.
  •         He came to the front stage with confidence.


Used to indicate agreement or understanding:

  •         Are you with me?
  •         Yes, I am completely with you.
  •         She agrees with me.



5. Over

Used to indicate movement from one place to another:

  •         Come over to my house for dinner sometime.
  •         Could you roll over?
  •         They sent over a gift for his promotion.


Used to indicate movement downward:

  •         The big tree fell over on the road.
  •         Can you bend over and get the dish for me?
  •         He pushed it over the edge.


Used to indicate more than an expected number or amount:

  •         This amount is over our prediction.
  •         Kids twelve and over can watch this movie.
  •         The phone rang for over a minute.

Used to indicate a period of time:

  •         I worked there over a year.
  •         She did not sleep there over this past month.

6. By

Used to indicate proximity:

  •         Can I sit by you?
  •         He was standing by me.
  •         The post office is by the bank.


Used to indicate the person that does something in a passive voice sentence:

  •         The microwave was fixed by the mechanic.
  •         The flowers were delivered by a postman.
  •         The branch office was closed by the head office.


Used to indicate an action with a particular purpose:

  •         You can pass the exam by preparing for it.
  •         I expressed my feeling toward her by writing a letter.
  •         She finally broke the record by pure effort.


Used to indicate a mean or method:

  •         Please send this package to Russia by airmail.
  •         I came here by subway.



7. About

Used when talking about something that is ordinary and general

  • I was having a conversation about money.
  • The little children are reading a book about Peter Pan.