Prepositions MCQ Test With Answers

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Welcome to the captivating world of English grammar with our Preposition Multiple-Choice Quiz! Prepositions, a vital component of English language structure, are placed before objects in sentences. But how confident are you in using them effectively?
Dive into this quiz to hone your preposition skills. With a series of multiple-choice questions, you'll have the opportunity to select the correct missing preposition in each sentence, ensuring its grammatical correctness. It's an engaging way to reinforce your understanding of prepositions in diverse contexts. Whether you're a student looking to master grammar or someone keen on refining language skills, this quiz provides Read morean enjoyable and educational experience. Test your expertise, learn, and consider sharing this quiz with friends to encourage language exploration.
Embark on this quiz journey and unlock the intricacies of prepositions. Best of luck, and may your command of English grammar continue to flourish!


Prepositions MCQ Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    When we get ready for dinner, I have to take my books__________ the table.

    • A.

      Off

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      Out

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    A. Off
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "off". This preposition indicates that the books need to be removed or taken away from the table before dinner that way, plates and food could be eaten there. 

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  • 2. 

    Every weekend, we put the trash can ________________ for garbage collection.

    • A.

      Up

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      Into

    • D.

      Out

    Correct Answer
    D. Out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "out" because it indicates that we place the trash can outside of our house or property for garbage collection. This is a common practice where the trash is collected from the designated spot outside the house.

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  • 3. 

    You have to leave your shoes ______________the door when you enter the hous

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Over

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer
    D. By
    Explanation
    When entering the house, it is customary to leave your shoes by the door. This means that you should place your shoes next to or near the entrance. The word "by" indicates the location where the shoes should be left, suggesting that they should be placed in close proximity to the door.

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  • 4. 

    It was a long walk, so he began moving slowly ________________ the town.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Towards

    • C.

      Until

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    B. Towards
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "towards" because it indicates the direction in which he started moving slowly. "For" would imply that he was moving slowly for the town, which doesn't make sense in this context. "Until" would imply that he started moving slowly until he reached the town, which also doesn't fit the sentence. "At" would imply that he started moving slowly at the town, which doesn't convey the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    David cleaned his room by stuffing everything _________________his bed.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Under

    • D.

      Along

    Correct Answer
    C. Under
    Explanation
    David cleaned his room by stuffing everything under his bed. This implies that David placed all the items in his room beneath his bed in order to tidy up the space and hide the mess.

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  • 6. 

    We often go fishing __________________ the river bank.

    • A.

      Towards

    • B.

      Inside

    • C.

      Along

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    C. Along
    Explanation
    This sentence suggests that when we go fishing, we do so in proximity to the river bank. The word "along" indicates movement or direction parallel to the bank, implying that we fish while staying close to it.

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  • 7. 

    The lecture will be held right ______________ the tutorial.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      Over

    • D.

      Beyond

    Correct Answer
    B. Before
    Explanation
    The lecture will be held right before the tutorial. This means that the lecture will take place prior to the tutorial, indicating that the lecture will be scheduled to occur earlier in time than the tutorial.

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  • 8. 

    He was caught by the teacher for cheating ________________the exam.

    • A.

      During

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      Near

    • D.

      Outside

    Correct Answer
    A. During
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "during" because it indicates that the person was caught while the exam was still ongoing.

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  • 9. 

    John needs to submit the report _________ his boss before 5 pm.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to" because it indicates the intended recipient of the report, which is John's boss. The preposition "to" is commonly used to show direction or movement towards a specific person or place. In this case, John needs to submit the report to his boss before 5 pm, implying that the report is meant for the boss.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct preposition to complete the sentence: "She placed the book ______ the shelf."

    • A.

      Above

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Between

    • D.

      Behind

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The appropriate preposition for the sentence is "on." It conveys the action of placing the book in a position supported by the shelf's surface.

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  • 11. 

    Kathleen apologized ________________ her brother’s poor behaviour.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Off

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    A. For
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for". "For" is used to indicate the reason or cause for an action, in this case, Kathleen is apologizing for her brother's poor behavior.

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  • 12. 

    There is no doubt that Adam is very good ___________ telling jokes.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      Over

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      With

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". This preposition is used to indicate skill or ability in doing something. In this case, it means that Adam is very skilled or proficient in telling jokes.

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  • 13. 

    These dresses were ____________ sale last week.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      Up

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The word "on" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific time or date when something happened or will happen. In this case, the dresses were on sale last week, indicating that the sale occurred during that specific period of time.

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  • 14. 

    There is a bridge _____________ the river.

    • A.

      Near

    • B.

      Across

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      Along

    Correct Answer
    B. Across
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "across" because it indicates that the bridge is spanning or extending over the river, connecting one side to the other. "Near" suggests proximity but does not imply that the bridge is actually over the river. "On" implies that the bridge is located on top of the river, which is not possible. "Along" suggests that the bridge is running parallel to the river, rather than crossing it.

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  • 15. 

    Amanda hasn’t seen her older sister _______________ last April.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Around

    • D.

      Since

    Correct Answer
    D. Since
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "since" because it indicates that Amanda hasn't seen her older sister starting from April and continuing until the present time.

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  • 16. 

    In the sentence "The cat jumped ______ the table," what is the correct preposition to fill in the blank?

    • A.

      Over

    • B.

      Under

    • C.

      Across

    • D.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    A. Over
    Explanation
    The correct preposition in this context is "over." It indicates the direction of the cat's jump above the table.

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  • 17. 

    Julia came all the way _______________ Russia to see her family.

    • A.

      From

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      In

    Correct Answer
    A. From
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from". This is because the sentence suggests that Julia traveled a long distance to reach her family, indicating that she came "from" Russia.

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  • 18. 

    The detective chased the killer ______________ the streets.

    • A.

      Since

    • B.

      Through

    • C.

      During

    • D.

      Beyond

    Correct Answer
    B. Through
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "through." This preposition indicates movement from one side or end to the other. In this context, it suggests that the detective pursued the killer by moving along the streets.

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  • 19. 

    Ai Ling is worried ________the test because she thinks that she will fail it.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      About

    Correct Answer
    D. About
    Explanation
    “About” is correct here because the preposition “about” as a preposition indicates the subject of a thought, feeling or action. “Worried” is a feeling in this sentence.

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  • 20. 

    Jeanne was texting her sister ___________the teacher was teaching.

    • A.

      Until

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      While

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    C. While
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "while". This is because "while" is used to indicate that two actions are happening at the same time. In this case, Jeanne was texting her sister at the same time that the teacher was teaching.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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