Rules of Preposition with Exercise
Place: He lives at Mugdapara in Dhaka.
Time: I always come back from school at 3 pm.
Level: The coach runs at fifty miles on hour.
Site: He looks at me. Cox’s Bazar is at the north site of Bangladesh.
Price: Rice is sold at taka 50. per kg.
Target: He aimed at the lion.
Flout: We should not laugh at the poor.
Aim: He looked at me with great concentration.
Subject: I told you about the matter.
Already: The train is about to start.
Around: The news of his death spreads all about.
Occasion: He talked to him about the business.
Uncertain number: About 5000 people live in our village. He is about 40.
Upon: The sky is above our head. The fan is fanning above our head.
High position: He is above in the society.
Best: He is above all corruptions.
More: Now the time is above 10: 30.
Than (compare): I value character above everything.
Then: He went away after having meal.
Make after: They ran after the thief.
In spite of: After all he is a good student.
According to: The shirt is bought after my choice.
Like: Make the dining table after the design.
Contrary to (বিরুদ্বে): He is always against me.
Beside: He kept the bag against the wall.
To the contrary (প্রতিকূলে): He is swimming against the current.
Provision (সংস্থান, উপায়): We should save something against our rainy day.
Instead: Fifty students have passed against seventy.
Beside: He sat by me.
Nearest time: He will come here by 4 pm.
According to: What is the time by your watch?
Oath: He swore by God.
Level of work: He pulled me by the ear.
Measure/level: Our class room is 30 feet by 40 feet.
Agency: The letter was written by him.
Travel: by land, by air, by water, by boat, by launch, by steamers, by bus, by train.
Back: He fell behind me.
In one’s absence: We should not speak ill of one behind his back.
Late: You are behind me.
Time: He went away before eating dinner.
Forward: He stood before me.
Instead of: He acted for me.
In spite of: For all his wealth he is miser.
Duration: I have been reading for 3 hours.
In favor of (পক্ষে): I will speak for you.
Think: I took him for a good student.
Cause: He could not attend the class for his illness.
Exchange (বিনিময়): We bought the house for one million taka.
Time: I will come in an hour.
Place: We live in Dhaka.
Condition: He is not in good health.
Keeping vision: We should work in the interest of our country.
Race: He comes of respectable family.
About: Do you know anything of him?
Belong to: It is the car of my uncle.
Instrument: The house is made of brick.
Lack: He is devoid of courtesy.
Cause: He died of heart attack.
Top: The book is on the table.
About: He wrote an essay on “Jute”.
Cause: I congratulate him on his brilliant success.
Dependence: The cow lives on grass.
Time: He met me on Friday.
According to: I acted on my teacher’s advice.