Prepositions In On At (1a2 Level)

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Prepositions In On At (1a2 Level) - Quiz

A short quiz to test beginners on basic prepositions: in on at


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I'm studying ...................... the E.O.I.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because when we talk about studying at a specific institution or location, we use the preposition "at." In this case, the speaker is studying at the E.O.I.

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  • 2. 

    I live ....... Valencia

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because "in" is used to indicate a specific location or place. In this case, the sentence is referring to living in Valencia, which is a specific city or town.

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  • 3. 

    My cat loves sitting ....... the kitchen table.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when we talk about an object being positioned directly on top of another object, we use the preposition "on". In this case, the cat is sitting directly on top of the kitchen table.

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  • 4. 

    My aunt is ill .... hospital

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because when we talk about someone being in a hospital, it means they are inside the hospital building receiving medical treatment. The preposition "in" is used to indicate location or position within a place or enclosed space, which is appropriate in this context.

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  • 5. 

    ... summer. I often go to London.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In" because when referring to a specific season like summer, we use the preposition "in." Therefore, the sentence should be "In summer, I often go to London."

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  • 6. 

    I'm always ... bed at 11 pm.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ..

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because it is used to indicate a general time period or a specific month, year, or season. In this context, "in" is used to indicate that the speaker always goes to bed at 11 pm, without specifying a particular day or date.

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  • 7. 

    Every morning he waits for the bus ..... the bus stop.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because when we wait for something, we typically wait at a specific location. In this case, the person is waiting for the bus at the bus stop.

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  • 8. 

    My mother works ... home.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because it is used to indicate a specific location or place where someone works. In this case, "at" indicates that the mother works at home, implying that her place of work is her own house.

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  • 9. 

    I go ...... home by car.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    D. ...
  • 10. 

    My children sometimes play ...  the garden.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because "in" is used to indicate location or position within a space, such as inside a garden.

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  • 11. 

    We swim ... the sea.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because when we swim, we are physically inside the water. "In" is used to indicate being inside a place or container, and in this case, it indicates being inside the sea while swimming.

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  • 12. 

    Please don't sit .... the bed!

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when we refer to sitting on a bed, we are indicating that the person is physically positioned on top of the bed. Using "at" or "in" would not accurately convey the correct position of sitting on the bed.

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  • 13. 

    He is a professor. He works ... the university of London.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    C. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because when referring to a specific institution or organization, we use the preposition "at." In this case, the sentence is indicating that the professor works specifically at the University of London.

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  • 14. 

    He's a police officer; he sometimes works ... the mornings or the afternoons.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in" because when referring to a specific time period, such as mornings or afternoons, we use "in" to indicate that someone is working during that time. "On" is used for specific days or dates, and "at" is used for specific times. Since the sentence mentions a general time period, "in" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 15. 

    She's a police officer; she occasionally works .... night.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      ...

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at". In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate a specific time or location. Since the sentence is referring to working during the night, "at" is the appropriate preposition to use.

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