Grammar: Preposition Exercise! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Are you looking for a grammar preposition exercise? A preposition is a word that is used to connect nouns and other parts of a sentence. There are basically six types of prepositions, and they refer to different things. Do you know which prepositions refer to time and how to use them in a sentence? This quiz will help see if you know when to use either the word at, on, or in given the incomplete sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The winner of the competition was ___ the drawing-room.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because when referring to a location inside a room, we use the preposition "in".

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  • 2. 

    Everybody sat ___ the floor, but Mr. Spencer sat ___ a chair ___ the corner.

    • A.

      Over - in - on

    • B.

      About - on - at

    • C.

      On - on - in

    Correct Answer
    C. On - on - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on - on - in". In this sentence, "on" is used to indicate the position of sitting on the floor, "on" is used again to indicate the position of sitting on a chair, and "in" is used to indicate the position of sitting in the corner.

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  • 3. 

    The judge poured champagne ___ the glass.

    • A.

      Into

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Inside

    Correct Answer
    A. Into
    Explanation
    The word "into" is the correct answer because it indicates the action of pouring something inside a container. In this case, the judge is pouring champagne inside the glass. The preposition "on" would imply pouring champagne on top of the glass, which is not the intended action. Similarly, "inside" suggests that the judge is already inside the glass, which is not possible. Therefore, "into" is the most appropriate choice to convey the action of pouring the champagne into the glass.

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  • 4. 

    The elderly lady was always ___ home ___ night.

    • A.

      At - at

    • B.

      In - at

    • C.

      Into-inside

    Correct Answer
    A. At - at
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at - at" because the phrase "at night" is commonly used to indicate the time when something happens or someone is present. In this case, it suggests that the elderly lady is always at home during the nighttime.

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  • 5. 

    Adriana used to swim ___ the sea and sunbathe ___ the sand.

    • A.

      On -at

    • B.

      On - in

    • C.

      In - on

    Correct Answer
    C. In - on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in - on". This is because when we talk about swimming, we use the preposition "in" to indicate the location of the activity, which in this case is the sea. On the other hand, when we talk about sunbathing, we use the preposition "on" to indicate the surface or object that we are lying on, which in this case is the sand.

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  • 6. 

    During the week I get up early ___ the morning and go to bed late ___ night. But normally ___ weekends I sleep until midday.

    • A.

      On - at - at

    • B.

      In - at - on

    • C.

      In - in - at

    Correct Answer
    B. In - at - on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in - at - on". This is because the sentence is talking about specific time periods. "In" is used to indicate a general time period, such as "during the week" or "normally on weekends". "At" is used to specify a particular time, such as "early in the morning" or "late at night". "On" is used to indicate a specific day, such as "on weekends". Therefore, the correct answer is "in - at - on".

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  • 7. 

    Peter lives ___ Boa Viagem Avenue, now, but he lived ___ 109, Amizade Street ___ 1980.

    • A.

      On - at - in

    • B.

      In - at - on

    • C.

      On - at - on

    Correct Answer
    A. On - at - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on - at - in". This is because "on" is used to indicate a specific location on a street or avenue, "at" is used to indicate a specific house number, and "in" is used to indicate a specific year. Therefore, the sentence should be "Peter lives on Boa Viagem Avenue, now, but he lived at 109, Amizade Street in 1980."

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  • 8. 

    He was born ___ 8:15 ___ the morning ___ June, 18th, 1928.

    • A.

      In - on - at

    • B.

      At - in - on

    • C.

      On - on - in

    Correct Answer
    B. At - in - on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at - in - on". We use "at" to refer to a specific time, such as 8:15. We use "in" to refer to a specific month, such as June. We use "on" to refer to a specific date, such as the 18th. Therefore, the correct order of prepositions is "at - in - on".

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  • 9. 

    The hanging light is ___ the table.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Over

    • C.

      At

    Correct Answer
    B. Over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over" because it implies that the hanging light is positioned directly above the table, suggesting that it is suspended or attached to the ceiling and hangs down to illuminate the table area.

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  • 10. 

    Thomas was born ___ January 9th ___ Buenos Aires.

    • A.

      In - on

    • B.

      On - in

    • C.

      At - on

    Correct Answer
    B. On - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on - in". The preposition "on" is used to indicate a specific date, so "on January 9th" is the correct phrase to use. The preposition "in" is used to indicate a specific place, so "in Buenos Aires" is the correct phrase to use. Therefore, the correct sentence is "Thomas was born on January 9th in Buenos Aires."

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  • 11. 

    "I'm staying ___ the Jangadeiro Hotel. It's ___ Boa Viagem Ave. ___ Recife".

    • A.

      At - in - on

    • B.

      In - on - at

    • C.

      At - on - in

    Correct Answer
    C. At - on - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at - on - in". In the sentence, "I'm staying at the Jangadeiro Hotel. It's on Boa Viagem Ave. in Recife," the preposition "at" is used to indicate the location of the Jangadeiro Hotel. The preposition "on" is used to indicate the location of Boa Viagem Ave. And the preposition "in" is used to indicate the location of Recife.

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  • 12. 

    He's arriving from Europe ___ Wednesday.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, "on" is used to indicate a specific day when someone is arriving. It is the appropriate preposition to use when referring to a particular day of the week.

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  • 13. 

    She doesn't work ___ night.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". This is because "at" is used to indicate a specific point or time, and in this case, it is referring to the specific time of night.

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