Grammar Pre Assessment: Prepositions

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Preposition Quizzes & Trivia

Choose the proper preposition. Write your answer on the space provided. (20 points)

Note: When typing your answers, make sure there are no blank spaces after the last character.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There’s a fly (in, on, at) the dining table.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, "on" is used to indicate the position of the fly in relation to the dining table. It suggests that the fly is physically located on top of the dining table. The repetition of "on" in different formats ("on", "On", "ON") reinforces the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Sheila is still (in, on, at) the cab that she boarded 10 minutes ago.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". This preposition is used to indicate that Sheila is physically inside the cab. It implies that she has not yet reached her destination and is still inside the vehicle. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" is irrelevant as it does not affect the meaning or correctness of the answer.

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  • 3. 

    I was born (in, on, at) November.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". In this sentence, "in" is used to indicate the month in which the person was born. It is the preposition that is commonly used to show the time period or date when an event occurred. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" does not affect the correctness of the answer, as prepositions are typically not capitalized in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I live (in, on, at) Arlington Road.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this context, "on" is used to indicate the location or position of where the person lives. It is commonly used when referring to a specific street or road. Therefore, the correct preposition to use in this sentence is "on".

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  • 5. 

    That happened (in, on, at) 1879.

    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct preposition to use in this sentence. It indicates a specific year, 1879, which is a point in time. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" does not affect the correctness of the answer, as prepositions are typically not capitalized in English.

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  • 6. 

    She will arrive (in, on, at) New York a day before your wedding.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in, In, IN" because when referring to a city or a specific location, we use the preposition "in" to indicate arrival. In this case, "in New York" indicates that she will arrive at the city of New York a day before the wedding. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" does not affect the correctness of the answer as prepositions are not typically capitalized in sentences.

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  • 7. 

    The client is expecting the flowers to be delivered (in, on, at) 5:30pm.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate a specific time when the flowers are expected to be delivered. "At" is commonly used to specify a particular time or point in time.

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  • 8. 

    Pam is (in, on, at) a Boston-bound plane, as we speak.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, "on" is used to indicate that Pam is currently located inside the plane, specifically on board the plane. It implies that she is physically present and traveling in the Boston-bound plane at the present moment.

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  • 9. 

    Flowers are most beautiful (in, on, at) spring.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in." The preposition "in" is used to indicate a specific time or period, such as "in spring." It shows that flowers are most beautiful during the season of spring. The variations "In" and "IN" are also correct as they are just different capitalizations of the same preposition.

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  • 10. 

    Karen migrated to Norway (in, on, at) August 10, 1983.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on." "On" is used to indicate a specific date or day. In this sentence, it is used to specify the date when Karen migrated to Norway, which is August 10, 1983.

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  • 11. 

    Their office is located (in, on, at) 56 Kingston Drive, Glendale, California.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". When referring to a specific location, we use the preposition "at". In this case, the sentence is indicating the specific location of their office, which is 56 Kingston Drive, Glendale, California. Therefore, "at" is the appropriate preposition to use in this context.

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  • 12. 

    Ronnie has been (in, on, at) a wheelchair since the accident.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in, In, IN" because "in" is the correct preposition to use when referring to being inside or enclosed within something, in this case, a wheelchair. "In" is also capitalized correctly at the beginning of a sentence. "IN" is written in all uppercase letters, which may indicate emphasis or importance.

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  • 13. 

    As promised, we will deliver the drawer (at, to, in) your apartment.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, "to" is used to indicate the destination or recipient of the delivery. It shows that the drawer will be delivered specifically to the person's apartment. The capitalization of the word does not affect its usage in this context.

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  • 14. 

    The customer has been calling (from, since, for) yesterday.

    Explanation
    The word "since" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a starting point in time. In this sentence, the customer has been calling starting from yesterday. The capitalization of "Since" and "SINCE" is irrelevant as it does not affect the correctness of the answer.

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  • 15. 

    Mr. Gordon said he will be in a meeting (from, between, since) 2pm to 5pm.

    Explanation
    The word "from" is the correct answer in this case because it indicates the starting point of Mr. Gordon's meeting. It implies that the meeting will begin at 2pm and continue until 5pm. The capitalization of "From" and "FROM" does not affect the correctness of the answer, as capitalization does not alter the meaning of the word.

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  • 16. 

    You have to find answers (for, on, to) these questions.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to, To, TO" because all three forms are correct and can be used interchangeably in this context. The word "to" is a preposition that indicates the direction or destination of an action. In this case, it is used to show that the answers are meant for or directed towards these questions. The capitalized forms "To" and "TO" are also correct, as capitalization does not affect the meaning or usage of the preposition.

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  • 17. 

    Barbara was walking (by, in, at) the direction of the lighthouse.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in, In, IN" because the preposition "in" is used to indicate movement within a specific location or direction. In this case, Barbara is walking within the direction of the lighthouse. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" does not affect the meaning of the sentence, as prepositions are typically not capitalized in English.

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  • 18. 

    The item should still be (in, on, at) good condition if the customer wishes to return it.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". When referring to the condition of an item, we use the preposition "in". Therefore, the item should still be in good condition if the customer wishes to return it. The use of "in" indicates that the item's condition should not be altered or damaged.

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  • 19. 

    The agents are worried (on, of, about) losing the account to their Indian counterparts.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about." In this sentence, the word "worried" is followed by a preposition, indicating that the agents are concerned or anxious about something. The preposition "about" is commonly used to express worry or concern.

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  • 20. 

    Most of the trainees were born (in, on, at) the 21st century.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in, In, IN". The preposition "in" is used to indicate a specific point or period of time, such as the 21st century. In this sentence, it is used to show that the trainees were born during the time period of the 21st century. The capitalization of "In" and "IN" does not affect the meaning of the sentence, as prepositions are not typically capitalized in English.

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