Prepositions - Exercises

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Exercises

Construct new sentences. Replace the underlined preposition with its opposite.

  1. Mi lugar de trabajo está cerca de mi casa.
    [My workplace is near my flat.|My workplace is far from my flat.]
  2. El coche de mi madre está a la izquierda del semáforo.
    [My mother’s car is to the left of the traffic light.|My mother’s car is to the right of the traffic light.]
  3. El concierto empezó antes de las 21:00 horas.
    [The concert started before (= earlier than) 9:00 p.m.|The concert started after 9:00 p.m.]
  4. La chica estaba delante del perro.
    [The girl stood in front of the dog.|The girl stood behind the dog.]
  5. La revista está encima de la mesa.
    .[The magazine is on the table.|The magazine is under the table.]

Type in the correct preposition for each sentence.

  1. Mis padres están el teatro.[My parents are at the theatre.]|at/in (building) → en
  2. Para entrar al concierto tendréis que esperar las 21 h.[For admission to the concert, you have to wait until 9 p.m.]|until a certain point in time → hasta
  3. Creo que el collar no es oro.[I don’t think the necklace is made of gold.]|referring to material → de
  4. He quedado Raquel para ir a la playa.[I met Raquel to go to the beach. ]|arrange, plan, meet → quedar con
  5. las noticias, la semana que viene va a llover sin parar.[According to the news, it’s going to rain all next week. ]|according to → según
  6. Llamé teléfono para preguntar por el puesto de trabajo.[I called on the phone to ask about the job.]|means (of communication) → por
  7. El libro que compré es ti. [The book I bought is for you.]|naming the recipient → para

Choose the correct form.

  1. Conozco a Juan que éramos pequeños.[I’ve known Juan since we were young.]|desde + point in time → since
  2. ¿Vamos hoy cine?[Are we going to the cinema today?]|ir + a + el = ir al
  3. Vivo en Galicia 4 meses.[I’ve been living in Galicia for four months.]|desde hace + point in time → for
  4. las dos llevo trabajando sin parar.[I’ve been working non-stop since 2 o’clock.]|desde + point in time → since
  5. Me mudé a España 8 años. [I moved to Spain 8 years ago.]|hace + point in time → ago
  6. He pasado por tu casa.[I dropped by your place.|literally: I came by in front of your house.]|delante de refers to place, not time
  7. La fuente parque no funciona. [The fountain in the park isn’t working.]|de + el = del
  8. Tienes que llegar a casa las 12 de la noche. [You have to be home before midnight.]|antes de refers to time, not place