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Use of In, On, Under Prepositions for Kids

Last updated date: 17th Apr 2024
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What are Prepositions?

A group of words that we use ahead of noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to represent direction, time, place, location, spatial relationships, or even introduce an object are called prepositions. Some of the examples of prepositions are in, under, on, at, etc. Now, let us know the use of in on under with certain examples.

We can relate prepositions to our real-life experiences and then frame our own sentences. Prepositions can be of various types depending on the type of sentence you form.

Now, to understand what prepositions are, we will go through individual poems or stories on three prepositions - in, on, and under. Also, we will go through some more examples to understand prepositions in detail.

Poem of a Preposition ‘In’ - Little By Little

Here, we have to determine prepositions by highlighting the ‘in’ preposition.

Little by Little Poem - Class 3

Little by Little Poem

“Little by little,” an acorn said,

As it slowly sank in its mossy bed;

“I am improving every day,

Hidden deep in the earth away."

Little by little each day it grew,

Little by little, it sipped the dew.

Downward it sent out a thread-like root

Up in the air sprang a tiny shoot;

Day by day, and year by year,

Little by little the leaves appear,

And the slender branches spread far and wide

Till the mighty oak is the forest’s pride.

Story on a Preposition - On

One day, Jiya was sitting on the bench and wondering how beautiful is everything around me. It is really great to see birds sitting on the branches of the tree and a dog laying on the ground. I wish to remain here for my entire life.

Story on a Preposition - Under

One day, I found a cat under the tree. I was very upset to see her crying. A few days ago, this cat was sitting inside the box and four boys driving harshly killed her mother. Now, this cat is under trauma and she really needs a lot of care and attention. Now, she is my friend and the best buddy ever.

Examples of Preposition - In, On, and Under

Easy examples of prepositions

Easy examples of prepositions

Preposition of Direction

These types of prepositions tell us about the location or direction of a person or thing in relation to another one.

  • To - The route of Shanvi Express from Haldwani to Delhi is changed from Bareilly to Delhi.

  • Into - Please put the dirty utensil into the dishwasher. 

  • In - Please leave the door ajar when you are not in your room.

  • On - The bus is on time. 

  • Onto - The apple fell onto the floor.

Preposition of Time

These types of prepositions give us an idea of the month, year, week, certain time during the day or a longer period of time in the past.

  • She goes for a walk in the evening.

  • The weather is hot in June.

  • Meghan was born in 1996.

  • You make noises in the morning.

  • I go to my office at 9: 00 a.m.

  • She eats lunch in the office hour.

  • She loves to walk in the night.

  • Kids go to bed at night.

  • I complete my homework on Sundays

  • He goes to meet his friend on Wednesdays.

Example on Miscellaneous Prepositions 

Sheena can sit before the desktop (or in front of the desk). The teacher can  lay on the table (when she's being informal) or behind the table, and then her feet are under the chair or beneath the chair. She can stand behind the classroom door (meaning next to the desk), before the table, between the desk and you, or even on the desk (if she's a strange woman). 

If she's fat, he can bump into the desk or try to move through the table. Passing her hands over the table resting her hands upon the desk, she often looks across the  classroom and speaks as if there were nothing else like the classroom table. It’s because sometimes she wonders about her home, and how to reach there on time. Lastly, she leans against the desk and sleeps.

So, this was all about the use of in on under. Going through this article will help you understand this topic clearly. To learn more about such interesting topics of English grammar, you can check out our website and choose from the numerous articles provided for kids concerning, stories, poems, Maths, English Grammar, etc.

FAQs on Use of In, On, Under Prepositions for Kids

1. List some examples of the preposition of time.

Some examples of the preposition of time are as follows:

  • I have lived in Mumbai since 2012. 

  • He will be in Agra for 2 weeks. 

  • She will finish her task by 6: 00 p.m. 

  • I will collect the fees from January to March.

  • They are in Gujarat from April until December. 

  • She will graduate from MITS college in 3 years. 

2. What are the parts of speech in the English language?

Like every language, English has its rules and regulations. Everything that we speak in English is a speech and speech carries the following eight parts, including prepositions:

  • Noun

  • Pronoun

  • Verb

  • Adverb

  • Adjective

  • Conjunction

  • Preposition

  • Interjection