Can You Identify The Correct Preposition? Grammar Quiz

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Can you identify the correct preposition? Prepositions in the English language are expected to follow a noun or a subject for a sentence to be considered correct. Well, in your English classes you have learned how and when to use prepositions, and the quiz below is perfect for testing how much of that you understood. Give it a try and get some practice too.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My friends are waiting __ me __ the mall.

    • A.

      Until, on

    • B.

      For, at

    • C.

      To, by

    • D.

      With, for

    Correct Answer
    B. For, at
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for, at" because the phrase "waiting for" indicates that someone is waiting for another person to arrive or join them. In this case, the person's friends are waiting for them. The preposition "at" is used to indicate the location where the friends are waiting, which is the mall in this sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Linda rides the bus ___ school every day.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      By

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to" because it indicates the purpose or destination of Linda's bus ride.

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  • 3. 

    I like to watch TV late ___ night

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Until

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    In this context, "at" is a preposition that indicates a specific point in time when an action or event occurs. It is used to specify the time when the activity of watching TV takes place, emphasizing the particular moment in the night when the activity happens.

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  • 4. 

    I saw the horse jump __ the fence.

    • A.

      Behind

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Over

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    C. Over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over". In this sentence, "over" indicates that the horse jumped across or above the fence.

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  • 5. 

    I found my car keys __ my pocket

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      From

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because when we say "I found my car keys in my pocket," it implies that the car keys were located inside the pocket.

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  • 6. 

    I purchased a cupboard __ my new house.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      Until

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    D. For
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for" because it indicates the purpose or reason for purchasing the cupboard. It implies that the cupboard was bought in order to be used in the new house.

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  • 7. 

    We went __ Boston ___ vacation.

    • A.

      To, on

    • B.

      On, at

    • C.

      In, to

    • D.

      For, on

    Correct Answer
    A. To, on
    Explanation
    In the sentence "We went __ Boston ___ vacation.", the preposition "to" is used to indicate movement towards a place, making "to Boston" the correct phrase to describe the destination of the journey. The preposition "on" is commonly used with "vacation" to denote the period during which the activity (vacation) is happening. Together, "to" and "on" appropriately connect the ideas of travel and the purpose of the trip in this context.

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  • 8. 

    I kept the clean towels ___ the table.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      Into

    Correct Answer
    A. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, the phrase "on the table" indicates the location of the clean towels. The preposition "on" is used to show that the towels are placed directly on top of the table surface.

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  • 9. 

    We moved the bookcase ___ the bedroom ___ the living room.

    • A.

      From, to

    • B.

      In, of

    • C.

      On, in

    • D.

      From, in

    Correct Answer
    A. From, to
    Explanation
    The sentence is describing the action of moving a bookcase from one location to another. The preposition "from" indicates the starting point or the place where the bookcase was originally located, while the preposition "to" indicates the destination or the place where the bookcase was moved to. Therefore, the correct answer is "from, to".

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  • 10. 

    We took a taxi from the hotel __ the airport.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to" because when we take a taxi from one place to another, we use the preposition "to" to indicate the destination. In this case, the destination is the airport, so "to" is the appropriate choice.

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