Prepositional Phrases Exam Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    Choose the word that is NOT a preposition.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      Between

    Correct Answer
    A. For
    Explanation
    The word "for" is not a preposition. It is commonly used as a conjunction or to indicate a purpose or reason. Prepositions are used to show relationships between nouns, pronouns, or phrases and other words in a sentence. In this case, "from," "with," and "between" are all prepositions as they show relationships of movement, association, and comparison respectively.

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  • 2. 

    A preposition is a word that shows relationships between words, including those of time and location.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A preposition is indeed a word that indicates relationships between words, such as time and location. It helps to establish the positioning or timing of one element in relation to another. Therefore, the given statement is correct.

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  • 3. 

    The formula for a prepositional phrase is:

    • A.

      Preposition + verb

    • B.

      Preposition + adjective

    • C.

      Preposition + object (noun or pronoun)

    • D.

      Preposition + adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Preposition + object (noun or pronoun)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "preposition + object (noun or pronoun)". In a prepositional phrase, the preposition is always followed by an object, which can be a noun or a pronoun. The object of the preposition provides more information about the relationship between the preposition and the rest of the sentence. For example, in the phrase "in the park", "in" is the preposition and "the park" is the object, indicating the location of the action.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the preposition in the following sentence. When taking an assessment, you should always use proper test-taking strategy.

    • A.

      Should always

    • B.

      You should

    • C.

      Always use

    • D.

      When taking

    Correct Answer
    D. When taking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "when taking". In this sentence, the preposition "when" is used to indicate the specific time or circumstance in which the action of "taking an assessment" occurs. It shows that the proper test-taking strategy should be used during the process of taking an assessment.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following sentences contains a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      Someone told a joke; the class laughed.

    • B.

      Laughing hysterically, the student fell over.

    • C.

      The teacher went to see what the confusion was about.

    • D.

      The teacher walked toward the board to write.

    Correct Answer
    D. The teacher walked toward the board to write.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The teacher walked toward the board to write" contains a prepositional phrase. The phrase "toward the board" is the prepositional phrase, as "toward" is the preposition and "the board" is the object of the preposition.

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  • 6. 

    Prepositional phrases can never include modifiers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Prepositional phrases can indeed include modifiers. A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition, its object, and any modifiers that further describe the object. These modifiers can be adjectives, adverbs, or other phrases. For example, in the phrase "The book on the table," the prepositional phrase "on the table" includes the modifier "the" before the object "table." Therefore, the statement that prepositional phrases can never include modifiers is false.

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  • 7. 

    Prepositional phrases always begin with a preposition and end with a _________.

    Correct Answer
    noun
    pronoun
    object
    Explanation
    Prepositional phrases always begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, or object. This is because the preposition establishes a relationship between the object and another word or phrase in the sentence. The object of the preposition can be a noun or a pronoun, which serves as the receiver of the action or the thing being referred to. Therefore, the correct answer is noun, pronoun, object.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the correct prepositional phrase in the following sentence. We are learning about grammar, so we can be better at writing.

    • A.

      We are

    • B.

      Be better

    • C.

      At writing

    • D.

      About grammar

    Correct Answer
    D. About grammar
    Explanation
    The correct prepositional phrase in the given sentence is "about grammar". This phrase indicates the topic or subject that the speaker or writer is learning about. In this case, the speaker is learning about grammar in order to improve their writing skills.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      We will begin writing a literary analysis soon.

    • B.

      As we finish the unit, we will write a literary analysis.

    • C.

      You can choose to analyze a character or theme.

    • D.

      It will be fun; we will get to review the writing process too!

    Correct Answer
    B. As we finish the unit, we will write a literary analysis.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "As we finish the unit, we will write a literary analysis." This sentence contains the prepositional phrase "As we finish the unit," which begins with the preposition "as" and includes the object "unit."

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  • 10. 

    Type the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. Please push your chair under the table.

    Correct Answer
    under the table
    under the table.
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the sentence is "under the table". It indicates the location where the action of pushing the chair should be done.

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