Prepositional Phrase Quiz

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Start a journey through the realm of grammar with our Prepositional Phrase Quiz! This quiz is designed to test your understanding of prepositional phrases, vital elements in sentence structure. Prepositional phrases consist of a preposition, its object, and any modifiers, providing essential details about location, time, direction, or possession within sentences.
In this quiz, you'll encounter a variety of questions that will challenge you to identify prepositional phrases within sentences, discern their functions, and understand how they contribute to the overall meaning. By participating in our Prepositional Phrase Quiz, you'll not only deepen your understanding of grammar concepts Read morebut also improve your ability to construct clear and coherent sentences.


Prepositional Phrase Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What question is the underlined prepositional phrase answering? Inside the room, kids sat quietly, wishing their guardians would return soon.

    • A.

      What kind or Which one(s)?

    • B.

      How many?

    • C.

      How or Why?

    • D.

      When or Where?

    Correct Answer
    D. When or Where?
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "Inside the room" is answering the question "When or Where?" It provides information about the location or position of the kids, indicating that they were sitting quietly inside the room.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a prepositional phrase in the sentence: "The cat slept peacefully on the windowsill"?

    • A.

      The cat slept

    • B.

      Peacefully on

    • C.

      The windowsill

    • D.

      Slept peacefully

    Correct Answer
    C. The windowsill
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the sentence "The cat slept peacefully on the windowsill" is on the windowsill. This phrase includes the preposition "on" and its object "the windowsill," indicating the location of where the cat slept.

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  • 3. 

    Check all the prepositions:

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Below

    • C.

      Beneath

    • D.

      Belong

    • E.

      Beside

    • F.

      Between

    • G.

      By

    • H.

      Concerning

    • I.

      Again

    • J.

      Another

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Before
    B. Below
    C. Beneath
    E. Beside
    F. Between
    G. By
    H. Concerning
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes prepositions that indicate location (below, beneath, beside, between) as well as prepositions that indicate time (before, by). Additionally, the answer includes the preposition "concerning" which indicates the subject or topic of something. The preposition "by" can also indicate the agent or doer of an action.

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  • 4. 

     Which word in the sentence is the underlined prepositional phrase modifying? The boys were running with the man from the center.

    • A.

      Boys

    • B.

      Walking

    • C.

      Man

    • D.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    C. Man
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "from the center" is modifying the word "man" in the sentence. It describes the location or origin of the man, indicating that he was running away or coming from the center.

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  • 5. 

    What question is the underlined prepositional phrase answering? The boys were running with the man from the center.

    • A.

      How or When?

    • B.

      Where or Why?

    • C.

      What kind or Which one(s)?

    • D.

      How many?

    Correct Answer
    C. What kind or Which one(s)?
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "from the center" is answering the question "What kind or Which one(s)?" as it provides additional information about the location or origin of the action of running. It specifies that the boys were running with the man who was from the center, indicating a specific group or type of man they were running with.

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  • 6. 

    Check all the prepositions:

    • A.

      Around

    • B.

      Ask

    • C.

      Attend

    • D.

      Like

    • E.

      Blame

    • F.

      Inform

    • G.

      Go

    • H.

      In

    • I.

      For

    • J.

      Near

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Around
    D. Like
    H. In
    I. For
    J. Near
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the prepositions "around," "like," "in," "for," and "near." These prepositions are used to indicate location, direction, or the relationship between objects or ideas. "Around" and "near" indicate location or proximity, "in" indicates location within a space, "for" indicates purpose or intended recipient, and "like" indicates similarity or comparison.

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  • 7. 

    What word is the underlined prepositional phrase modifying? The room was cleaned for the party.

    • A.

      The room

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      Cleaned

    • D.

      Party

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleaned
    Explanation
    The underlined prepositional phrase "for the party" is modifying the verb "cleaned." It provides additional information about the purpose or reason for the action of cleaning the room.

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  • 8. 

    Which word is the underlined prepositional phrase modifying? Her family from Chicago decided to plan their trip later.

    • A.

      Family

    • B.

      Decided

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      Trip

    Correct Answer
    A. Family
    Explanation
    The underlined prepositional phrase "from Chicago" modifies the noun "family," specifying the origin. It offers details about the family's location, indicating a connection to Chicago. The phrase enhances our understanding of the subject, adding context to the sentence. In this case, "from Chicago" provides information about the family's background rather than the action or possession of a specific word.

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  • 9. 

    What question is being answered by the underlined prepositional phrase? Her family from Chicago decided to plan their trip later.

    • A.

      Which one(s) or What kind?

    • B.

      How or Why?

    • C.

      How many?

    • D.

      Where?

    Correct Answer
    D. Where?
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "from Chicago" is answering the question "Where?" It is specifying the location or origin of the family.

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  • 10. 

    Check all the prepositions:

    • A.

      Abolish

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Atop

    • D.

      Behind

    • E.

      Below

    • F.

      Because

    • G.

      Beneath

    • H.

      Consider

    • I.

      During

    • J.

      Except

    • K.

      From

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Above
    C. Atop
    D. Behind
    E. Below
    G. Beneath
    I. During
    J. Except
    K. From
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the prepositions "above, atop, behind, below, beneath, during, except, from." These prepositions indicate various relationships between objects or actions and other elements in a sentence. They can show location (above, behind, below, beneath), time (during), exclusion (except), and origin (from). By checking all these prepositions, one can ensure that all possible prepositional relationships are accounted for in a sentence or phrase.

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K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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