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DICTIONARY WORKSHEET 7

PREPOSITIONS
PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE
A preposition of place tells you the position of something, eg. in, on, in front of etc. In other words, it answers the question Where is/are..?. When you look up a preposition in your Chambers Harraps French School Dictionary, you will see preposition in blue next to the word. Match up the following prepositions of place to their French equivalent.

behind dans

between

sur

in

sous

sous in front derrire

on

entre

under devant

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DICTIONARY WORKSHEET 7
Use your Chambers Harraps French School Dictionary to help with the following exercises. Look at this picture of a bedroom and decide whether the sentences below are True (Vrai) or False (Faux).

Vrai

Faux

Le chat est sur le lit. La chaise est devant le bureau. Lordinateur est derrire le bureau. Les livres sont sous ltagre. Les vtements sont dans larmoire. Lours en peluche est sous le lit.
Optional: you could re-write the sentences that are false with the correct information.

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Still using the picture of the bedroom, and using your dictionary as necessary, complete the following sentences with the correct preposition.

Larmoire est ___________ le mur et le lit. Le miroir est ___________ le lit. La lampe est ____________ la table de chevet. Lcharpe cossaise est ____________ le mur. Le tapis est _________ le lit. Nous voyons nos grand-parents _______________(regularly). Le tapis est _________ le lit. Les chaussures sont ________larmoire __________ les pantalons.

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MORE PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE


Here are some more prepositions of place which are a little more difcult to use: prs de (near to) ct de (next to) Look at the following sentences.

loin de (far from) en face de (opposite)

Jhabite prs de la banque. Jhabite prs du collge. Jhabite prs de lglise. Jhabite prs des magasins. What do you notice about the word de?

Rule: When you use the expressions prs de, ct de, en face de, loin de etc, the word de changes depending on the noun that follows. If the noun is feminine, de becomes ___ ___. If the noun is masculine, de becomes ______. If the noun begins with a vowel, de becomes ___ ___, and if the noun is plural, de becomes _____.
Use your Chambers Harraps French School Dictionary to help complete the following sentences. Remember, you will have to look up the nouns to nd out if they are masculine or feminine.

LAustralie est _________________ (far from) Grande Bretagne. Le restaurant est _________________ (opposite) parc. Ma copine habite _________________ (next to) piscine. Mon collge se trouve ________________ (near) autoroute M8 Il y a une gare _________________ (opposite) maisons. Larrt de bus est ________________ (far from) cole. La salle de bain est ______________ (next to) chambre.

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DICTIONARY WORKSHEET 7

MORE PREPOSITIONS
Dont panic, this is the last worksheet on prepositions! Using your Chambers Harraps French School Dictionary, nd the French meanings of the following prepositions. prpositions

at with for during

= = = =

through =

Now complete the following sentences with one of the prepositions from the box below.

Jai achet un cadeaux danniversaire __________ ma sur. Le train arrive ______ 15 heures. Mes parents vont en vacances __________ leurs amis. Quelquun a sonn la porte ____________ la nuit. Mon frre va __ la fac lanne prochaine. Ma sur va _____ collge pied. Vous pouvez sortir _______ la porte dentre.

pendant

par avec

pour au

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