Identify The Prepositions: Grammar Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    I traveled across the country to visit my aunt in British Columbia.

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Across
    C. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "across, in" because the sentence describes a journey from one place to another. "Across" indicates the movement from one side of the country to the other, while "in" specifies the destination, which is British Columbia.

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  • 2. 

          We had our picnic beneath the shade of the trees by the river.

    • A.

      Beneath

    • B.

      Shade

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Beneath
    C. Of
    D. By
    Explanation
    The word "beneath" is used to describe the location of the picnic, indicating that it was under the shade of the trees. The word "of" is used to show the relationship between the shade and the trees, implying that the trees provided the shade. The word "by" is used to indicate the proximity of the picnic to the river, suggesting that it was located near the river.

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  • 3. 

          After lunch, we are going with our friends to shop at the mall.

    • A.

      After

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. After
    B. With
    C. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "after, with, to". In this sentence, "after" is used to indicate the time when the action of going to the mall will happen, "with" is used to show that the action is being done together with friends, and "to" is used to indicate the location where the shopping will take place.

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  • 4. 

          All members of the class need to leave when the fire alarm goes off.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    A. Of
    Explanation
    The preposition "of" is used to show possession or belonging. In this sentence, "of" is used to indicate that the fire alarm belongs to the event of it going off. It implies that all members of the class need to leave when the fire alarm goes off, indicating the association between the alarm and the action of leaving.

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  • 5. 

         Across the road from our cottage is a large statue of a moose.

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Across
    B. From
    D. Of
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the location of a large statue of a moose. The word "across" indicates that the statue is on the opposite side of the road from the cottage. The word "from" further emphasizes the direction or position of the statue in relation to the cottage. The word "of" is used to indicate that the statue is depicting a moose.

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  • 6. 

         She elbowed and pushed her way along the aisle of the subway car to the door.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      Along

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Along
    C. Of
    D. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "along, of, to". In the sentence, "along" is used to describe how she moved through the aisle, "of" is used to indicate the location of the subway car, and "to" is used to show her destination.

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  • 7. 

    When her friends arrived, she ran out to them. An approaching car raced toward her, splashing her with mud.

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      With

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To
    C. Toward
    D. With
    Explanation
    The preposition "to" is used to indicate movement or direction towards someone or something. In this sentence, the protagonist ran towards her friends when they arrived.

    The preposition "toward" is used to indicate movement or direction in the general direction of someone or something. In this sentence, the car raced in the general direction of the protagonist.

    The preposition "with" is used to indicate the means or instrument used to accomplish an action. In this sentence, the car splashed the protagonist with mud, indicating that mud was the means or instrument used to accomplish the action of splashing.

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  • 8. 

         He rides his bike from his home in Mississauga to his job every morning.

    • A.

      From

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Every

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. From
    B. In
    C. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from, in, to" because these prepositions accurately describe the movement and location in the sentence. "From" indicates the starting point, "in" indicates the location, and "to" indicates the destination. The word "every" is not a preposition but an adverb that describes the frequency of the action.

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  • 9. 

         Our house stays cool because it is surrounded by many trees with large leaves giving a lot of shade.

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      Giving

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. By
    B. With
    D. Of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by, with, of" because these prepositions are used to describe the relationship between the house and the trees. The house stays cool "by" the trees because they provide shade. The trees are "with" large leaves, indicating that the leaves are a characteristic or feature of the trees. Finally, the shade is created "of" the large leaves, suggesting that the leaves are the source or cause of the shade.

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  • 10. 

         In spite of our fatigue, we gardened for three hours until dinnertime.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      Until

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In
    B. Of
    C. For
    D. Until
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for". The sentence is describing an action that lasted for a specific duration of time, which is three hours. The word "for" is used to indicate the duration of an action or event.

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