Prepositions Of Movement & Place

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  • 1. 

    • A.

      Across the road

    • B.

      Through the road

    Correct Answer
    A. Across the road
    Explanation
    The phrase "across the road" means to go from one side of the road to the other side. It implies that the person or object is moving perpendicular to the road, crossing it completely. On the other hand, the phrase "through the road" does not make sense in this context. It suggests going directly through the road, which is not possible. Therefore, the correct answer is "across the road."

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  • 2. 

    • A.

      On the bridge

    • B.

      Over the bridge

    • C.

      Above the bridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Over the bridge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over the bridge" because it indicates that something is physically crossing or going above the bridge. "On the bridge" suggests that something or someone is located on top of the bridge, while "above the bridge" implies that the object or person is positioned higher than the bridge but not necessarily crossing it. Therefore, "over the bridge" is the most suitable phrase to describe the action of crossing the bridge.

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  • 3. 

    • A.

      Below the bridge

    • B.

      Under the bridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Under the bridge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "under the bridge" because it is the correct preposition to use when describing a location that is beneath or below the bridge. "Below the bridge" could also be a possible answer, but "under the bridge" is more commonly used and sounds more natural.

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  • 4. 

    • A.

      Along the street

    • B.

      Through the street

    • C.

      Across the street

    Correct Answer
    A. Along the street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "along the street." This phrase indicates movement in a linear path parallel to the street. It suggests that someone or something is moving in the same direction as the street, following its course. "Through the street" implies movement from one side of the street to the other, while "across the street" suggests movement from one side of the street to a different location on the opposite side. Therefore, "along the street" is the most appropriate choice for describing movement in the same direction as the street.

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  • 5. 

    • A.

      Across the door

    • B.

      Through the door

    Correct Answer
    B. Through the door
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "through the door" because it implies movement from one side of the door to the other. "Across the door" suggests movement that is parallel to the door, rather than through it.

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  • 6. 

    • A.

      Pass the house

    • B.

      Past the house

    • C.

      Along the house

    Correct Answer
    B. Past the house
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "past the house". This phrase indicates movement in relation to the house, suggesting that someone is moving beyond or going by the house. "Pass the house" could imply going by it without stopping, while "along the house" suggests moving alongside it. However, "past the house" specifically conveys the idea of moving beyond the house in a forward direction.

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  • 7. 

    • A.

      The driver was driving around the roundabout.

    • B.

      The driver was driving beside the roundabout.

    Correct Answer
    A. The driver was driving around the roundabout.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The driver was driving around the roundabout" because the first sentence states that the driver was driving "around" the roundabout, indicating that they were navigating the circular path of the roundabout. The second sentence states that the driver was driving "beside" the roundabout, which suggests that they were not actually on the roundabout itself.

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  • 8. 

    • A.

      From A to B

    • B.

      Since A until B

    Correct Answer
    A. From A to B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from A to B". This phrase is commonly used to indicate movement or transition between two points or locations. It implies a continuous journey or progression starting at point A and ending at point B. It can be used to describe physical movement, as well as metaphorical or conceptual transitions.

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  • 9. 

    • A.

      The spider is opposite the cat.

    • B.

      The spider is in front of the cat.

    Correct Answer
    A. The spider is opposite the cat.
    Explanation
    The given statements indicate that the spider and the cat are positioned in such a way that they are facing each other, with the spider on one side and the cat on the other side. Therefore, the correct answer is "The spider is opposite the cat."

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  • 10. 

    • A.

      The cat is below the table

    • B.

      The cat is under the table

    Correct Answer
    B. The cat is under the table
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because both "below" and "under" indicate a position that is lower or beneath something. In this case, the cat is positioned beneath the table, indicating that it is under the table.

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  • 11. 

    • A.

      The cat is on the table

    • B.

      The cat is over the table

    Correct Answer
    A. The cat is on the table
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The cat is on the table" because it accurately describes the position of the cat relative to the table. It implies that the cat is physically located on top of the table surface.

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  • 12. 

    • A.

      The cat is in the basket

    • B.

      The cat is into the basket

    Correct Answer
    A. The cat is in the basket
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The cat is in the basket" because it accurately describes the location of the cat, indicating that it is inside the basket. The phrase "into the basket" suggests movement or action towards the inside of the basket, which is not mentioned in the given statement.

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  • 13. 

      

    • A.

      She is between the trees.

    • B.

      She is among the trees.

    • C.

      She is in the trees.

    Correct Answer
    A. She is between the trees.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She is between the trees." This implies that she is located in the space or area that separates the trees. The phrase "between the trees" indicates a specific position or location, suggesting that she is not inside the trees or completely surrounded by them.

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  • 14. 

    • A.

      She is among the trees.

    • B.

      She is between the trees.

    • C.

      She is in the trees.

    Correct Answer
    A. She is among the trees.
  • 15. 

    • A.

      Write your name on the line.

    • B.

      Write your name above the line.

    Correct Answer
    B. Write your name above the line.
  • 16. 

    • A.

      The ball is under the box.

    • B.

      The ball is below the box.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ball is under the box.
  • 17. 

    • A.

      The ball is opposite the box.

    • B.

      The ball is in front of the box.

    • C.

      The ball is behind the box.

    Correct Answer
    B. The ball is in front of the box.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The ball is in front of the box" because the phrase "in front of" indicates that the ball is positioned ahead of the box, suggesting that the ball is facing towards the box. The phrases "opposite" and "behind" do not convey the same spatial relationship as "in front of" and therefore do not accurately describe the position of the ball in relation to the box.

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  • 18. 

    • A.

      The ball is behind the box.

    • B.

      The ball is next to the box.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ball is behind the box.
  • 19. 

    • A.

      Mary is behind the wall.

    • B.

      Mary is in front of the wall.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary is behind the wall.
  • 20. 

    • A.

      The dog is jumping on the box.

    • B.

      The dog is jumping over the box.

    • C.

      The dog is jumping through the box.

    Correct Answer
    B. The dog is jumping over the box.
  • 21. 

     

    • A.

      Peter is opposite Mary.

    • B.

      Mary is in front of Peter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter is opposite Mary.
    Explanation
    Peter and Mary are facing each other, with Peter on one side and Mary on the other side. This means that Peter is opposite Mary. Additionally, the statement "Mary is in front of Peter" reinforces the fact that they are facing each other, further confirming that Peter is opposite Mary.

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  • 22. 

     

    • A.

      The man is next to the box.

    • B.

      The man is near the box.

    Correct Answer
    A. The man is next to the box.
    Explanation
    Both statements convey the same idea that the man is in close proximity to the box. However, the phrase "next to" specifically implies that the man is positioned immediately beside the box, whereas "near" suggests that the man is in the general vicinity of the box but not necessarily right beside it. Therefore, the more precise and accurate statement is "The man is next to the box."

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  • 23. 

    • A.

      Out of the box

    • B.

      Outside the box

    Correct Answer
    A. Out of the box
  • 24. 

     

    • A.

      Into the box

    • B.

      Inside the box

    Correct Answer
    A. Into the box
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "into the box" because it indicates the direction or movement of something going inside the box. It implies that the object is being placed or inserted inside the box.

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  • 25. 

     

    • A.

      The tired jogger ran past the buildings.

    • B.

      The tired jogger ran through the buildings

    Correct Answer
    A. The tired jogger ran past the buildings.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The tired jogger ran past the buildings." This is because the sentence indicates that the jogger ran in front of the buildings, rather than through them.

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  • 26. 

    • A.

      He is at the bus stop.

    • B.

      He is near the bus stop.

    • C.

      He is in the bus stop.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is at the bus stop.
  • 27. 

    • A.

      She is walking toward the house.

    • B.

      She is walking through the house

    • C.

      She is walking at the house

    Correct Answer
    A. She is walking toward the house.
  • 28. 

    • A.

      The girl is standing beside the boy.

    • B.

      The girl is standing on the right of the boy.

    Correct Answer
    A. The girl is standing beside the boy.
  • 29. 

    • A.

      Write your name below the line.

    • B.

      Write your name under the line.

    Correct Answer
    A. Write your name below the line.
  • 30. 

    • A.

      Draw a line across the page

    • B.

      Draw a line through the page

    Correct Answer
    A. Draw a line across the page
  • 31. 

    • A.

      The waiter was at our table immediately.

    • B.

      The waiter was in our table immediately.

    Correct Answer
    A. The waiter was at our table immediately.
  • 32. 

    • A.

      Tom is waiting for his sister at the bank.

    • B.

      Tom is waiting for his sister out the bank.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom is waiting for his sister at the bank.
  • 33. 

    • A.

      He walked along the road.

    • B.

      He walked across the road.

    • C.

      He walked to the road

    Correct Answer
    A. He walked along the road.
  • 34. 

    • A.

      At the right

    • B.

      On the right

    Correct Answer
    B. On the right
  • 35. 

    • A.

      On the left

    • B.

      At the left

    Correct Answer
    A. On the left
  • 36. 

    • A.

      Far from

    • B.

      Beside

    Correct Answer
    A. Far from
  • 37. 

    • A.

      The fireman is running to the fire.

    • B.

      The fireman is running away from the fire.

    Correct Answer
    A. The fireman is running to the fire.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The fireman is running to the fire" because the sentence states that the fireman is running, and it specifies that he is running "to the fire." This indicates that the fireman is moving towards the fire, suggesting that he is going to the location of the fire to extinguish it or provide assistance.

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  • 38. 

    • A.

      The smoke is over the house.

    • B.

      The smoke is on the house.

    Correct Answer
    A. The smoke is over the house.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The smoke is over the house" because the word "over" suggests that the smoke is located above the house, indicating that it is floating or hovering in the air. On the other hand, the phrase "on the house" implies that the smoke is directly touching or resting on the surface of the house, which is not the case in this scenario.

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  • 39. 

    • A.

      The sheep is running toward the box.

    • B.

      The sheep is running at the box.

    Correct Answer
    A. The sheep is running toward the box.
  • 40. 

     

    • A.

      The frightened boy ran out the opening when he saw a spider.

    • B.

      The frightened boy ran outside the opening when he saw a spider

    Correct Answer
    A. The frightened boy ran out the opening when he saw a spider.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately reflects the sentence structure and meaning of the original sentence. The phrase "ran out the opening" implies that the boy quickly exited through the opening, which is consistent with the idea of being frightened by the spider. Additionally, the word "outside" in the alternative answer changes the meaning slightly, suggesting that the boy ran to the area surrounding the opening rather than through it.

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