In, At, Or On

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In, At, Or On - Quiz

This is a multiple-choice quiz testing your ability to use the correct preposition (in, at, or on). Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The kids were playing basketball _____ the court.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The preposition “on” is used when referring to a surface that is not enclosed by a fence or border.

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  • 2. 

    He’s not home, now. He’s _____ the office.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The preposition “at” is used when referring to a point in space. While an office is a three dimensional place with an inside, in this context, think of a location on a map.

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  • 3. 

    The horses are running _____ the pasture.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The preposition “in” is used when referring to a surface that is enclosed by a fence or border. A pasture is usually enclosed by a fence so the horses can’t escape.

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  • 4. 

    He put his cup _____ the table.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The preposition “on” is used when referring to a surface that is not enclosed by a fence or border.

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  • 5. 

    The taxi arrived _____ our house.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The preposition “at” is used to refer to a point and/or a destination.

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  • 6. 

    He arrived at the meeting _____ time to relax for a few minutes.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The phrase “in time” means with time to spare.The phrase “on time” means exactly at the right time. The phrase “just in time” has this meaning as well.

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  • 7. 

    Everyone arrived _____ time.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In
    C. On
    Explanation
    In this case, both ‘in’ and ‘on’ are acceptable.The phrase “in time” means with time to spare. The phrase “on time” means exactly at the right time. The phrase “just in time” has this meaning as well.

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  • 8. 

    The kids were laughing _____ the monkey.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The preposition “at” is also used to refer to the point of focus (look at, laugh at). For example you can look at something and you can laugh at something when you see it.

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  • 9. 

    She pointed _____ the man with the funny hat.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The preposition “at” is also used to refer to the point of focus (look at, laugh at, point at). For example you can look at something and you can laugh at something when you see it.

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  • 10. 

    The principal is _____ the office.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The preposition “in” is used when referring to a 3-D space that has a volume. In this case, the office is not a point on a map, but a room that has an inside. When referring to an office within the same building or complex, “in” is used rather than “at.”

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