Grammar Quiz

Prepositional Phrases Quiz


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Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence. Ian suggested that we go out to dinner.

A. Ian suggested

B. that we go

C. out to dinner

D. no prepositional phrase


The majority of holiday flights depart and arrive _____.

A. on schedule

B. on the agenda

C. on tiptoe

D. on order


Timothy was not trying to frighten me __________; he was just being honest.

A. on purpose

B. for a change

C. at times

D. without delay


I always have a pen _____ hand in case I need to take notes.

A. in

B. at

C. by


A candle had set the curtains ___ fire.

A. in

B. on

C. at


The piano was __________.

A. out of tune

B. in private

C. in person

D. out of danger


Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence. My mother spends the afternoons in her kitchen.

A. My mother

B. spends the afternoons

C. in her kitchen

D. no prepositional phrase


I promise, ___________, I’ll always tell you the truth.

A. from now on

B. by heart

C. in pain

D. in two


Kinslee sang a song about her sister.

A. about her sister

B. Kinslee

C. sang

D. sang a song


The strange man parked his car by the tall trees.

A. parked his car

B. strange man parked

C. by the tall trees

D. the tall trees


Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence. There may be other worlds in outer space.

A. The may be

B. other worlds

C. in outer space.

D. no prepositional phrase


Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. “We pulled the oars through the muddy water.”

A. We pulled

B. the oars

C. through the muddy water

D. oars through


His name’s on the _____ of my tongue, but I just can’t think of it.

A. top

B. tip

C. dot

D. eve


All the students know the poem __________.

A. by heart

B. by sight

C. in difficulties

D. without a doubt


Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence. We made a big difference with only elbow grease and ambition.

A. We made

B. a big difference

C. with only elbow grease and ambition

D. no prepositional phrase


Having been __________ for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged.

A. out of work

B. out of order

C. from now on

D. under orders


Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence:

Mrs. Immordino put new white ghost lights on the tree.

A. put new white ghost lights

B. on the tree

C. Mrs. Immordino

D. white ghost lights


I really wanted to buy these blue jeans but unfortunately they were ___________.

A. out of stock

B. out of reach

C. out of doors

D. off duty


Our car broke down ___ the outskirts of the city.

A. in

B. on

C. at


I learned to drive _____ .

A. in the age of 21

B. at 21 years

C. at the age of 21

D. on 21 years


Lucas ran across the parking lot.

A. Lucas

B. ran

C. across the parking lot

D. the parking lot


What part of speech is the first word of a prepositional phrase?

A. interjection

B. conjunction

C. preposition

D. adverb


_____, our bus has arrived. Thank goodness.

A. At last

B. At least


Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. “Other boats were parked near the shore.”

A. Other boats

B. near the shore

C. were parked

D. parked near the shore


Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence. John travelled all the way from Massachusetts just to see me.

A. Joh travelled

B. all the way

C. from Massachusetts

D. just to see me




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