Prepositions of position

Savitri Waldia
40 minutes
Array, Array
Understand, Application
Learners will be able to use prepositions accurately denoting the position they show with respect to the other object or word in the sentence .
Bring out the subtle differences between two prepositions through practice which otherwise may go un noticed .
Flash cards depicting position of an object through pictures , blackboard , chalk and duster .

Step 1. Discuss different positions in the pictures using variou prepositions for them such as in ,under,at ,on ,beside,behind ,beyond ,above ,over,under,between etc .

Step 2 . At and in :- ‘ At ‘ points towards the exact point or a smaller area within a larger area whereas ‘ in ‘ gives the idea of a bigger place containing smaller areas . For example I live at Valley View in Gurgaon . Valley View is a smaller and exact place where I live and it is in Gurgaon which is a bigger place and contains valley view .

Step 3 . Between and among :- Between is used for two persons or things whereas among is used for more than two . For example :- There are long standing disputes between India and Pakistan . One feels happy among friends .

Step 4 . On and upon :-  We use on while speaking of things in rest position while upon is used to show some kind of movement or motion . For example :-

The bird was sitting on the wall . The cat sprang upon the table . Once upon a time there lived a king .

Step 5 . Under and below :-  We use under when something is directly hidden by something or vertically down . The cat is under the table . We use below when something is part of it and situated under it . Don’t hit below the belt . The sun set below the horizon not under the horizon .

Step 6 . Exercises to be given on use of each pair of preposition for further practice .

Differences to made explicit by using them in sentences .

Refer to the PPT link below:

Exercises to be given on use of various preposition to bring out the difference Complete worksheet on Preposition:
Download File Is the plane flying over your head or above your head ? Is the chin below the lips or under the lips ?
Is the fan over your head or above your head ?
Accurate, Complete, Methodical, Precise, Organized
Examples can vary
Examples can be given to bring out meaning . Teacher should keep in mind the examples children can relate to .

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