Grammar: Can You Identify The Correct Prepositions? Quiz

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  • 1. 

           I travelled across the country to visit my aunt in British Columbia.

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Across
    C. In
    Explanation
    The word "across" indicates the direction or path of the travel, suggesting that the person moved from one side of the country to the other. The word "in" indicates the destination, specifying that the person visited their aunt in British Columbia. Therefore, the correct answer includes both "across" and "in" to accurately describe the person's travel and destination.

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  • 2. 

          We had our picnic beneath the shade of the trees by the river.

    • A.

      Beneath

    • B.

      Shade

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      By

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Beneath
    C. Of
    D. By
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the location of the picnic, which is "beneath the shade of the trees by the river." The word "beneath" indicates that the picnic was situated under the trees, while "shade" suggests that the trees provided protection from the sun. The word "of" is used to show the relationship between the trees and the shade they provide. Lastly, "by" indicates that the picnic was located near the river.

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  • 3. 

          After lunch, we are going with our friends to shop at the mall.

    • A.

      After

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. After
    B. With
    D. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "after, with, at". In this sentence, "after" is used to indicate the time when the action of going to the mall will happen, "with" is used to show that the speaker is going together with their friends, and "at" is used to indicate the location where the shopping will take place.

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  • 4. 

          All members of the class need to leave when the fire alarm goes off.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    A. Of
    Explanation
    The word "of" is the correct answer because it is used to show possession or belonging. In this sentence, "of" is used to indicate that the fire alarm belongs to or is associated with the class.

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  • 5. 

         Across the road from our cottage is a large statue of a moose.

    • A.

      Across

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Across
    B. From
    D. Of
    Explanation
    The sentence is describing the location of a large statue of a moose. The word "across" indicates that the statue is on the opposite side of the road from the cottage. The word "from" indicates the direction or origin of the statue in relation to the cottage. The word "is" indicates that the statue exists or is located in that specific place. The word "of" indicates that the statue is depicting or representing a moose.

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  • 6. 

         She elbowed and pushed her way along the aisle of the subway car to the door.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      Along

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Along
    C. Of
    D. To
    Explanation
    The word "along" is used to describe the manner in which she moved in the subway car. It indicates that she moved in a forward direction, possibly in a straight line, without deviating from her path. The word "of" is used to indicate the location or position of the subway car, specifying that she was moving within the aisle of the car. The word "to" indicates her destination or goal, which is the door of the subway car.

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  • 7. 

         When her friends arrived, she ran out to them. An approaching car raced toward her, splashing her with mud.

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      With

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. To
    C. Toward
    D. With
    Explanation
    The words "to," "toward," and "with" are all prepositions that indicate a relationship between different elements in the sentence. In this context, "to" indicates the direction of her movement towards her friends, "toward" indicates the direction of the approaching car, and "with" indicates the manner in which she was splashed by mud. These prepositions help to provide more specific information about the actions and relationships described in the sentence.

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  • 8. 

         He rides his bike from his home in Mississauga to his job every morning.

    • A.

      From

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Every

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. From
    B. In
    C. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from, in, to" because these prepositions accurately describe the movement and location in the sentence. "From" indicates the starting point of the bike ride, "in" specifies the location of the home in Mississauga, and "to" shows the destination of the bike ride, which is the job. These prepositions provide clear and concise information about the direction and location in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

         Our house stays cool because it is surrounded by many trees with large leaves giving a lot of shade.

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      With

    • C.

      Giving

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. By
    B. With
    D. Of
    Explanation
    The words "by," "with," and "of" are all prepositions that can be used to show the relationship between the trees and the house. "By" indicates proximity or location, suggesting that the trees are situated near the house. "With" indicates accompaniment or association, suggesting that the trees contribute to the coolness of the house. "Of" indicates possession or belonging, suggesting that the large leaves belong to the trees and provide shade for the house.

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  • 10. 

         In spite of our fatigue, we gardened for three hours until dinnertime.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      Until

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In
    B. Of
    C. For
    D. Until
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for". The sentence is describing an action that lasted for a specific duration of time, which is three hours. The word "for" is used to indicate the duration of the gardening activity.

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