Karnataka 1st PUC English Workbook Answers Articulation Prepositions

Observe the words in bold print:

(a) A coffee seed bed has to be protected from the sun by putting up a shade over it. Once we
were erecting a bamboo frame for such a shade and we needed something with which we could tie the cane pieces placed across the frame. So, we sent Sanna to get some creepers from the forest. He brought a whole bundle. Mara opened the bundle and while sifting, he suddenly looked at one of the creepers and scolded Sanna, “Hey, why did you pluck this, you fool?”

(b) Raju’s father is a mechanic. He works in a factory. He stays away from home for a whole week and comes home on Sundays. One Sunday he came home in the morning at 9 O’ clock. He sneaked into the house from the back door. After breakfast he announced, “Raju I have brought you a watch. I have hidden it somewhere in the house.” Raju and the members of his family were curious to know where the watch had been hidden.

Raju : I think you have kept it in the table drawer.
Raju’s sister : Have you hidden it under the chair?
Raju’s mother : You must have kept it on the shelf in the kitchen.
Raju’s brother : Most probably you have kept the watch behind the TV.
Raju’s granny : Why ask him where he has hidden it? I know the place.

I saw him walking into the bedroom He jumped onto the stool and kept it somewhere above the cupboard. Did you notice that the words in bold are prepositions? You know that they are used before a noun, a pronoun and a noun phrase to connect it to another word. They show the spatial (Space), temporal (time), or logical relationship of the object to the rest of the sentence.

A. I. Identify prepositions in the following sentences and underline them.

1. He threw the ball across the court.
2. They drove along the road.
3. Come and sit next to me.
4. Please don’t be angry with me.
Answer:
1. across
2. along
3. next
4. with

II. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions from the brackets.

1. Revathi, go and sit …………….. (beside/besides) Shobha.
2. Has the train …………….. (through/from) Mysore arrived?
3. DWt eat anything ………… (in between/between) meals as it is bad for health.
4. Varun waited …………. (for/since) an hour for his sister at the bus stop.
5. Vidya is not afraid of/off) anything.
Answer:
1. beside
2. from
3. in between
4. for
5. of

III. Correct the following sentences.

1. The shops in the city open on 9 o’clock.
2. He lives at Mumbai.
3. He cut an apple by a knife.
4. It has been raining since three hours.
5. Distribute the mangoes between all the students.
Answer:
1. The shops in the city open at 9 o’clock.
2. He lives in Mumbai.
3. He cut an apple with a knife.
4. It has been raining for three hours.
5. Distribute the mangoes among all the students.

B. I. Prepositions of place: Look at the pictures. Below each of the them write the appropriate preposition of place given in brackets.
(beside, below, behind, under, on, over, in front of, above)
1st PUC English Articulation Workbook Answers Prepositions 1
Answer:
(a) above
(b) behind
(c) in front of
(d) over
(e) beside
(f) under
(g) below
(h) on

II. Preposition of Time: Refer to the picture given below and complete the sentences with at, on. in.
1st PUC English Articulation Workbook Answers Prepositions 2
1. Columbus made his first voyage from Europe to America ………..1492.
2. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon ………. 21 July 1969.
3. Iam just going out for shopping. I will be back ………. about 20 minutes.
4. The course begins ………. 7 January and ends sometime April.
5. If the sky is clear, you can see the stars ………. night.
6. Shankar’s brother is an engineer, but he doesn’t have a job ………. the moment.
7. The telephone and the door bell rang ………. the same time.
8. My car is being repaired at the garage. It will be ready ………. two hours.
Answer:
1. in
2. on
3. in
4. on, in
5. at
6. at
7. at
8. in

III. Prepositions of Movement :
1st PUC English Articulation Workbook Answers Prepositions 3

(a) Refer to the pictures and correct the sentences.
1st PUC English Articulation Workbook Answers Prepositions 4

1. Nag crawled across the home.
2. Nega fell over the table.
3. Naga slithered aeadhtnad.
4. through the hill.
5. Naga moved onto tfae huge pipe.
6. Naga pasaeddown ‘the chafe
7. Naga ran toward the tree.
9. Naga dashed peer the pot
Answer:
1. across → around
2. Over → off.
3. around → across
4. through → up.
5. Onto → through
6. down → past
7. toward → away from
8. out → past
9. over → into

(b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions given in brackets;

1. The elephant walked …………….. the forest and saw the man’s hut. (through/on/onto)
2. Mr. Hyena ran …………….. the man’s hut and howled for a place, (into/onto/over)
3. The ship sailed …………….. the world, (around/through/over)
4. The train went …………….. the tunnel, (in/through/onto)
5. The suitcase fell …………….. the floor, (into/on/around)
6. She broke her leg when she fell …………….. the stairs (off/in/down)
7. The burglar made a mistake by running …………….. the policeman, (towards/under/onto)
8. I was tired after walking …………….. the hill, through/into/up)
9. When the train arrived at my destination, I got …………….. (into/onto/ofif)
10. The horse jumped …………….. the fence, (over/ under/down)
Answer:
1. through
2. into
3. around
4. through
5. on
6. down
7. towards
8. up
9. off
10. over.

C. Complete the following passages with appropriate prepositions given in brackets.

1. George Bernard was a man of taste. He liked to have beautiful things …………….. (about, around) him. He was of the firm opinion that literature and beauty were both equally necessary …………….. (in,on) life. Once a visitor asked him, “You are a lover …………….. (of, on) everything beautiful. How is that I do not see any flowers …………….. (in, of) your room, though your garden is full of them”. “You are absolutely right. But, I love children too. Is it necessary for me to show my love …………….. (with,for) them …………….. (by, from) cutting off their heads and displaying them …………….. (in, on) vases?” The visitor was speechless.

2. A little girl, who had been told that Lincoln was not very good looking, was taken …………….. (by,with) her father to see the president …………….. (at, on) the White House. Lincoln chatted with her …………….. (with, for) a while in his gentle, humourous way. Suddenly the little girl called out, “Daddy! He is not ugly at all. He is just beautiful.
Answer:
1. around, in, of, in, for, by, in.
2. by, at, for.

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