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This is a practice for our up-coming preposition quiz. �Read the sentence and then choose which sentences have the correct phrases in parenthesis.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The table was filled with food from different countries .

    • A.

      The table (was filled) with food (from different countries).

    • B.

      (The table) was filled (with food) from (different countries).

    • C.

      The table was filled (with food) (from different countries).

    Correct Answer
    C. The table was filled (with food) (from different countries).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The table was filled (with food) (from different countries)." This answer correctly identifies that the table was filled with food from different countries. The other options either incorrectly place the emphasis on the table being filled or the food coming from different countries.

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  • 2. 

    A bunch of Indian corn hung beside the front door.

    • A.

      A bunch (of Indian corn) hung (beside the front door).

    • B.

      A (bunch of) Indian corn (hung beside) the front door.

    • C.

      A bunch (of Indian corn hung) (beside the front) door.

    Correct Answer
    A. A bunch (of Indian corn) hung (beside the front door).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A bunch (of Indian corn) hung (beside the front door)." This answer correctly identifies "A bunch" as the subject of the sentence and "hung" as the verb. It also correctly identifies "of Indian corn" as the prepositional phrase that modifies "bunch" and "beside the front door" as the prepositional phrase that indicates where the bunch of corn was hung.

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  • 3. 

    Pears range in texture from smoothness to grittiness.

    • A.

      Pears range (in texture from smoothness) (to grittiness).

    • B.

      Pears range (in texture from) smoothness (to grittiness).

    • C.

      Pears range (in texture) (from smoothness) (to grittiness).

    Correct Answer
    C. Pears range (in texture) (from smoothness) (to grittiness).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pears range (in texture) (from smoothness) (to grittiness)." This answer correctly identifies the different textures that pears can have, ranging from smoothness to grittiness.

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  • 4. 

    During the summer, my favorite thing to do is ride up the street to my friend's house.

    • A.

      (During the summer), my favorite thing to do is to ride (up the street) (to my friend's house).

    • B.

      (During the summer), my favorite thing (to do) is (to ride) (up the street) (to my friend's house).

    • C.

      (During the summer), my favorite thing (to do) is (to ride) (up the street) to my friend's house.

    Correct Answer
    A. (During the summer), my favorite thing to do is to ride (up the street) (to my friend's house).
    Explanation
    "to do" and "to ride" are not prepositional phrases. They are infinitive verb phrases.

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  • 5. 

    According to my watch, we should be at the airport in ten minutes.

    • A.

      According (to my watch), we (should be) (at the airport) (in ten minutes).

    • B.

      (According to my watch), we should be (at the airport) (in ten minutes).

    • C.

      (According to my watch), we (should be) at the airport (in ten minutes).

    Correct Answer
    B. (According to my watch), we should be (at the airport) (in ten minutes).
    Explanation
    "according to" is a compound preposition

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  • 6. 

    If we hang around long enough, we might get to see the Bears run through the corridor.

    • A.

      If we hang (around long enough), we might get (to see) the Bears run (through the corridor).

    • B.

      If we hang (around long enough), we (might get to see) the Bears run (through the corridor).

    • C.

      If we hang around long enough, we might get to see the Bears run (through the corridor).

    Correct Answer
    C. If we hang around long enough, we might get to see the Bears run (through the corridor).
    Explanation
    "around" is an adverb here answering "where" we "hang". "to see" is an infinitive verb phrase.

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  • 7. 

    The Earth travels 595 million miles around the sun in one year.

    • A.

      The Earth (travels 595 million miles) (around the sun) (in one year).

    • B.

      The Earth travels 595 million miles (around the sun) (in one) year.

    • C.

      The Earth travels 595 million miles (around the sun) (in one year).

    Correct Answer
    C. The Earth travels 595 million miles (around the sun) (in one year).
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly states that the Earth travels 595 million miles around the sun in one year. This implies that the Earth completes one orbit around the sun in one year, covering a distance of 595 million miles.

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  • 8. 

    On Friday during the game, everyone cheered for our team except Jan.

    • A.

      (On Friday) during the game, (everyone cheered) (for our team) except Jan.

    • B.

      (On Friday during the game), everyone cheered (for our team) (except Jan).

    • C.

      (On Friday) (during the game), everyone cheered (for our team) (except Jan).

    Correct Answer
    C. (On Friday) (during the game), everyone cheered (for our team) (except Jan).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (On Friday) (during the game), everyone cheered (for our team) (except Jan). This answer is correct because it correctly identifies the chronological order of events and the subject of the sentence. It states that on Friday, during the game, everyone cheered for our team, with the exception of Jan.

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  • 9. 

    Until next week, those shoes will be on sale for half of the retail price.

    • A.

      Until (next week), those shoes (will be on sale) (for half ) of the retail price.

    • B.

      (Until next week), those shoes (will be) (on sale) (for half) (of the retail price).

    • C.

      (Until next week), those shoes will be (on sale) (for half) (of the retail price).

    Correct Answer
    C. (Until next week), those shoes will be (on sale) (for half) (of the retail price).
  • 10. 

    I didn't know what group to jump into during P.E, so I sat on the floor and waited to be picked.

    • A.

      I didn't know what group (to jump into) (during P.E.), so I (sat on the floor) and waiting (to be picked).

    • B.

      I didn't know what group to jump into (during P.E.), so I sat (on the floor) and waited to be picked.

    • C.

      I didn't know what group to jump (into during P.E.), so I sat (on the floor) and waited (to be picked).

    Correct Answer
    B. I didn't know what group to jump into (during P.E.), so I sat (on the floor) and waited to be picked.
    Explanation
    "into" is an adverb here, modifying the verb "jump". "to be" is an infinitive verb phrase, not a prepositional phrase.

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  • 11. 

    On Tuesday, the meeting took place at ten o'clock in a private area of the building.

    • A.

      (On Tuesday), the meeting took place (at ten o'clock) (in a private area) (of the building).

    • B.

      (On Tuesday), the meeting (took place at ten o'clock) (in a private area of the building).

    • C.

      (On Tuesday), the meeting took place (at ten o'clock in a private area) of the building.

    Correct Answer
    A. (On Tuesday), the meeting took place (at ten o'clock) (in a private area) (of the building).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: (On Tuesday), the meeting took place (at ten o'clock) (in a private area) (of the building).

    This answer correctly identifies the chronological order of events by stating that the meeting took place on Tuesday. It also specifies the time of the meeting, which is ten o'clock. Additionally, it mentions that the meeting occurred in a private area of the building, indicating the location of the meeting.

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  • 12. 

    After a while, Pete headed toward town.

    • A.

      (After a while), Pete (headed toward town).

    • B.

      (After a while), Pete headed (toward town).

    • C.

      (After a while), Pete headed toward town.

    Correct Answer
    B. (After a while), Pete headed (toward town).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "(After a while), Pete headed (toward town)." This answer correctly places the phrase "After a while" at the beginning of the sentence to indicate the passage of time. It also correctly separates the verb "headed" from the prepositional phrase "toward town" to show the direction in which Pete went.

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  • 13. 

    The poem written by Charley is about events from his childhood.

    • A.

      The poem (written by Charley) (is about events) from (his childhood).

    • B.

      The poem written (by Charley) is (about events) (from his childhood).

    • C.

      The poem written (by Charley) is about events (from his childhood).

    Correct Answer
    B. The poem written (by Charley) is (about events) (from his childhood).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The poem written by Charley is about events from his childhood." This answer correctly identifies that the poem was written by Charley and that it is about events from his childhood. The other options either omit important information or rearrange the sentence structure in a way that changes the meaning.

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  • 14. 

    In addition to food and water, the hikers took flashlights into the cave.

    • A.

      In addition (to food and water), the hikers took flashlights (into the cave).

    • B.

      (In addition to food and water), the hikers took flashlights (into the cave).

    • C.

      In addition to food and water, the hikers took flashlights (into the cave).

    Correct Answer
    B. (In addition to food and water), the hikers took flashlights (into the cave).
    Explanation
    "In addition to" is a compound preposition.

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  • 15. 

    All of my fellow classmates but me passed the Spanish test.

    • A.

      (All of my fellow classmates) (but me) passed the Spanish test.

    • B.

      All (of my fellow classmates) (but me) passed the Spanish test.

    • C.

      All (of my fellow classmates) but me (passed the Spanish test).

    Correct Answer
    B. All (of my fellow classmates) (but me) passed the Spanish test.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All (of my fellow classmates) (but me) passed the Spanish test." This sentence correctly places the phrase "but me" after the phrase "of my fellow classmates," indicating that everyone except the speaker passed the Spanish test.

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  • 16. 

    After school, we rode past Mr. Randal's house and waved.

    • A.

      (After school), we rode (past Mr. Reed's house) and waved.

    • B.

      After school, we rode (past Mr. Reed's house and waved).

    • C.

      (After school), we (rode past) Mr. Reed's house and waved.

    Correct Answer
    A. (After school), we rode (past Mr. Reed's house) and waved.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "After school, we rode past Mr. Reed's house and waved." This answer correctly identifies the phrase "After school" as the introductory phrase, "rode past" as the action being performed, and "Mr. Reed's house" as the location being passed. The phrase "and waved" is connected to the action of riding past Mr. Reed's house.

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  • 17. 

    During the warm spring and the hot summers, my family is usually on our boat.

    • A.

      (During the warm spring) (and hot summer), my family was (usually on our boat.)

    • B.

      (During the warm spring and hot summer), my family was usually (on our boat).

    • C.

      During the warm spring and hot summer, my family was usually (on our boat).

    Correct Answer
    B. (During the warm spring and hot summer), my family was usually (on our boat).
    Explanation
    "spring" and "summer" are compound objects.

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  • 18. 

    What is the subject of the following sentence? During yesterday's championship game,  I threw the winning pass.

    • A.

      Yesterday

    • B.

      Game

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      Pass

    Correct Answer
    C. I
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "I" because it is the person who performed the action of throwing the winning pass.

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  • 19. 

    What is the subject of the following sentence? Neither of the boys on the relay team knew how to hand off a baton.

    • A.

      Neither

    • B.

      Boys

    • C.

      Team

    • D.

      Baton

    Correct Answer
    A. Neither
    Explanation
    "Neither" is the singular indefinite pronoun that functions as the subject because "boys" is in a prepositional phrase.

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  • 20. 

    Is the italicized word a preposition or an adverb? After the tree fell down, I couldn't back the car out of the garage.

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    A. Adverb
    Explanation
    "down" modifies the verb "fell." There is no object.

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  • 21. 

    A prepositional phrase always begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or a ____________________.

    Correct Answer
    pronoun
    Explanation
    A prepositional phrase always begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or a pronoun. In this case, the correct answer is "pronoun" because a prepositional phrase can end with a pronoun as well.

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  • 22. 

    The word "to" is  preposition when it indicates location or direction as in "to the store."   When it is followed directly by a verb as in "to sing," it is called what kind of phrase?

    Correct Answer
    infinitive
    Explanation
    When the word "to" is followed directly by a verb, it forms an infinitive phrase. In this case, the phrase "to sing" is an infinitive phrase because "to" is followed by the verb "sing." Infinitive phrases are commonly used to express purpose or intention, and they can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs in a sentence.

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  • 23. 

    The word "but" is only a preposition when it can be substituted with which word (otherwise, it's a conjunction)?

    Correct Answer
    except
    Explanation
    The word "but" is only a preposition when it can be substituted with the word "except". In all other cases, "but" functions as a conjunction.

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  • 24. 

    The word "for" is a conjunction, not a preposition, when it can be substituted with which word?

    Correct Answer
    Because
    Explanation
    The word "for" is a conjunction, not a preposition, when it can be substituted with the word "because". In this context, "for" is used to indicate the reason or cause of something, which is the same function as the word "because". Both words introduce a clause that explains why something is happening or why a certain action is being taken. Therefore, "because" is a suitable substitution for "for" in this case.

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  • 25. 

    According to, in addition to, because of, and ahead of are examples of what kind of prepositions?

    Correct Answer
    compound
  • 26. 

    A group of related words that does not include a verb for its subject is called a

    • A.

      Clause

    • B.

      Phrase

    • C.

      Infinitive

    • D.

      Object

    Correct Answer
    B. Phrase
    Explanation
    A group of related words that does not include a verb for its subject is called a phrase. A phrase is a collection of words that functions as a single unit within a sentence, but it does not have a subject or a predicate. It can act as a noun, adjective, adverb, or preposition in a sentence. Unlike a clause, a phrase does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is phrase.

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