English Grammar: Preposition Test! Trivia Quiz

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Prepositions in English are words used to show the relationship between places, objects, or time. Some of the commonly used prepositions are like at, for, in, off, on, over, and under. In this quiz, you will get you a chance to see if you can fill the incomplete sentences with the correct preposition. Give it a shot and get some much-needed practice. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the correct answer for the question.       My roommate came home _____ eleven o'clock last night.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    on is used with specific dates. in is used with months, seasons, and years. at is used with specific times.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the correct answer to the question.            Kim has studied English _____ two years.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      Since

    Correct Answer
    B. For
    Explanation
    in means at the end of a period of time.
    for is used with an amount of time.
    since is used with point of time.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the correct answer to the question. The little boy fell _____ the chair and started crying.                  

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      Along

    • C.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    C. Off
    Explanation
    on is used to indicate touching the surface of something.
    along means from one point to another.
    off means away from something.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct answer for the question.                     I have lived in this city _____ 2005.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Since

    Correct Answer
    C. Since
    Explanation
    for is used with a period of time.
    Although in is used with years, it cannot be used in this sentence because of the verb phrase "has been"
    since is used with point of time

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  • 5. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct preposition.                             A: Have you seen my car keys? B: They're right there _____ the counter.

    Correct Answer
    on
    Explanation
    on is used to indicate touching the surface of something.

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  • 6. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct preposition. A: Where are you going? B: _____ the post office. I need to send this package to my brother.

    Correct Answer
    To
    Explanation
    to is used to indicate the direction of something.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct answer to the question.   There is a bridge _____ the river in the small town.

    • A.

      Along

    • B.

      Across

    • C.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    B. Across
    Explanation
    along means in line matching the legnth of something.
    across means from one side of an open space to the other.
    over means at a place that is higher than something.

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  • 8. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct preposition. A: When is the bus leaving? B: It's leaving _____ ten minutes.                      

    Correct Answer
    in, after
    Explanation
    in means at the end of a period of time.

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  • 9. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct preposition. A: What time do you usually get home from school? B: _____ five o'clock.

    Correct Answer
    Around, At, By, Before, After
    Explanation
    at is used with specific times.
    around is used to indicate a time that is not exact.

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  • 10. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct preposition.                                 A: Is there a restaurant near here? B: Yes, there's one _____ the corner of Maple Street and Temple Drive.

    Correct Answer
    at
    Explanation
    at is used to indicate specific places;
    on is used to indicate the location of something.

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  • 11. 

    Tom put the money ____ his pocket.

    Correct Answer
    in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because it indicates that Tom placed the money inside his pocket.

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  • 12. 

    I will be graduating _____ two years' time.

    Correct Answer
    in
    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct answer because it indicates the time frame in which the person will be graduating. The sentence suggests that the graduation will happen in two years' time, meaning it will occur two years from now.

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  • 13. 

    They will stay in New York ___ a week.

    Correct Answer
    for
    Explanation
    The word "for" is used to indicate the duration of time in this sentence. It shows that they will stay in New York for a week.

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  • 14. 

    The game will start ____ ten o'clock.

    Correct Answer
    at
    Explanation
    The word "at" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific time or point in time. In this sentence, "at" is used to specify the starting time of the game, which is ten o'clock.

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  • 15. 

    I live ___ the second floor.

    Correct Answer
    on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when referring to the floor of a building, we use the preposition "on". This indicates that the person lives physically located on the second floor of the building.

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