Prepositions: Choose The Correct Answer Quiz

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The best way to learn English is through practice. Today, let's test your understanding of prepositions. Try this preposition quiz and choose the correct answer for every question. Here, you need to read through the sentences that are given below and choose the correct missing prepositions. Do you think you can use prepositions correctly? Let's test your understanding with this interactive grammar quiz. Try to score more than 70% on the test in order to pass it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    John was born ___ August 22nd, 1995.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    D. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when we talk about someone's birthdate, we use the preposition "on" to indicate the specific day when the person was born. In this case, John was born on August 22nd, 1995.

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  • 2. 

    They go to school ___ car, but sometimes they prefer to walk.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      By

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    C. By
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by" because it indicates the means or method of transportation. In this context, it suggests that they use a car to go to school, but sometimes they choose to walk instead.

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  • 3. 

    He was not ___ home yesterday when I called him.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      Into

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because it is used to indicate a specific location or point in time. In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate the location of the person, stating that he was not at home when the speaker called him yesterday.

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  • 4. 

    He smiled ___ me and then spoke with me.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    D. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate the direction or focus of the smile. The person smiled in the direction of the speaker and then spoke with them.

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  • 5. 

    He fell ___ the ladder and broke his arm.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      Out

    • C.

      Off

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    C. Off
    Explanation
    The word "off" is the correct answer because it indicates that the person fell from the ladder, implying that they were previously on the ladder. The phrase "fell off the ladder" is commonly used to describe someone losing their balance and falling from a ladder, which resulted in them breaking their arm.

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  • 6. 

    We have English classes ___ night.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because when referring to specific times of the day, we use "at". In this case, the sentence is talking about English classes at night, indicating a specific time.

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  • 7. 

    I never go to school ___ Sundays.

    • A.

      Over

    • B.

      By

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    D. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because it is used to indicate a specific day or date. In this case, it is used to indicate that the person never goes to school on Sundays.

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  • 8. 

    Classes begin _____ nine o'clock.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because it is used to indicate a specific time when something starts. In this case, "at" is used to specify that classes begin at nine o'clock.

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  • 9. 

    My friends are waiting _____ me ______ the mall.

    • A.

      To - by

    • B.

      For - at

    • C.

      Until - on

    • D.

      With - in

    Correct Answer
    B. For - at
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for - at" because the sentence is indicating that the speaker's friends are waiting for them at the mall. The preposition "for" is used to show the purpose or aim of waiting, while "at" is used to specify the location where the waiting is taking place.

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  • 10. 

    I saw a horse jumped ____ the fence. 

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      Behind

    • C.

      Over

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    C. Over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over" because it indicates that the horse jumped across or above the fence. The word "on" suggests that the horse jumped onto the fence, "behind" implies that the horse jumped behind the fence, and "at" does not convey the action of jumping over the fence. Therefore, "over" is the most suitable word to complete the sentence.

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