What is a Preposition? Definition, Types, Exercise, and Preposition of Motion Examples in Hindi and English

Prepositions of Motion | Definition, Types, Exercise in Hindi, and Prepositions of Motion Examples


Preposition of Motion Definition, Types, Exercise and Examples in Hindi of English Grammar


What is the Preposition of Motion?

Preposition of Motion is used to show movement from one place or from one direction to another.

संबंध सूचक अव्यय (गति) – जो विभक्ति संज्ञा या सर्वनाम की गति की सूचना दे।


This article includes a definition, a list of different prepositions of motion examples, usage of prepositions of motion in sentences. All this is simultaneously explained in Hindi and English for better understanding. There are examples and exercises at the end of the lesson.







Let us discuss the important prepositions of motion one by one

Into, along, across, towards, to, by, through, around, up, down, off, onto, over, past.

1. ‘Into’

‘into’ Indicates the movement from the outside to the inside of something.

Like – ‘into the pond’, ‘into the fire’.

Let us see an example sentence



उसने नदी में छलांग लगा दी।

He jumped into the river.


2. ‘along’

‘along’ Indicates movement from one end to the other end.

Like – ‘along the river bank’, ‘along the road’.

Let us see an example sentence



हम नदी के किनारे चल रहे थे।

We were walking along the river.


3. ‘across’

‘across’ indicates movement from one side to the other of something.

Like- ‘across the road’, ‘across the sea.

Let us see an example sentence



मार्किट सड़क के उस पार है।

The market is across the road.


4. ‘towards’

‘towards’ is used to mean ‘in the direction of’.

Like- ‘towards the north’, ‘towards Delhi’

Let us see an example sentence



हिमालय पर्वत उत्तर की तरफ हैं।

The Himalaya mountains are towards the north.


5. to
‘to’ isused to indicate the destination.

Like – ‘to America’, ‘to the shop’, ‘to your house’, ‘to school’

Let us see an example sentence



बच्चे स्कूल जा रहे हैं।

Children are going to school.




6. by

‘by’ expresses the means of an action.

Like – ‘by train’, ‘by coaching’, ‘by sea’

Let us see an example sentence



हम स्कूल बस से जाते हैं।

We go to school by bus.


7. through
‘through’ denotes motion within an object from one end to the other.

Like – ‘through the tunnel’, ‘through the room’

Let us see an example sentence



रेलगाड़ी पाँछ सुरंगों में से निकलती है।

The train passes through five tunnels.


8. around

‘around’ indicates to go in a circular direction due to an obstacle.

Like – ‘around the world’, ‘around the park’.

Let us see an example sentence



हम विष्व के चारों ओर घूम के आए।

We went around the World.


9. up
‘up’ Iindicates the movement of ascent.

Like – ‘up the tree’, ‘up the ladder’

Let us see an example sentence



बन्दर पेड़ के ऊपर चढ़ गया।

The monkey climbed up the tree.


10. down

‘down’ indicates the motion of descent.

Like – ‘down the stairs’, ‘down the road’

Let us see an example sentence



वह सीढ़ियों से नीचे गया है।

He has gone down the stairs.


11. off
‘off’ indicates the motion away from a surface.

Like – ‘off the wall’, ‘off the ceiling’.

Let us see an example sentence



बिल्ली ने दीवार के ऊपर से छलांग मारी।

The cat jumped off the wall.


12. onto

‘onto’ indicates motion of ascent and the present place of anyone.

Like – ‘onto the table’, ‘onto the roof’

Let us see an example sentence



चोर छत के ऊपर चढ़ गए।

The thieves climbed onto the roof.


13. ‘over’

‘over’ indicates the motion to pass above something.

Like – ‘over the pool’, ‘over the fence’

Let us see an example sentence



हम बाढ़ के ऊपर से कूद गए।

We jumped over the fence.


14. ‘past’

‘past’ indicates motion to a place further than a particular point.

Like – ‘past the post office’, ‘past her house’

Let us see an example sentence



मैं डाक घर के आगे से आया हूँ।

I just walked past the post office.


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Translate the following sentences using Preposition of Motion exercises and then see the answers given:

  1. सड़क के किनारे पेड़ लगे हुए हैं।
  2. क्या ये बस शिमला की तरफ जा रही है?
  3. वे पहाड़ी के ऊपर चढ़ गए।
  4. पेड़ से उतरो।
  5. हम पहाड़ से नीचे उतर कर झील की ओर गए।
  6. ये जहाज़ इंग्लैंड जा रहा है।
  7. सेना कांटेदार तारों के ऊपर से निकल गई।
  8. पानी पाइप में से बह रहा है।
  9. बच्चों ने तालाब में छलांग मार दी।
  10. प्रदर्शनकारी स्टेज के ऊपर चढ़ गए।  



  1. There are trees along the road.
  2. Is this bus going towards Shimla?
  3. They climbed up the mountain.
  4. Get off the tree.
  5. We went down the hill towards the lake.
  6. This ship is going to England.
  7. The army crossed the barbed wires.
  8. Water is flowing through the pipe.
  9. The boys jumped into the pool.
  10. The protestors climbed onto the stage.


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