Grammar Quiz

Prepositional Phrases Quiz


The defendant claimed he had been acting _____ self-defence.

A. in

B. on

C. at

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

A. from now on

B. by heart

C. in pain

D. in two

I cooked the rice ___________ the directions on the box.

A. according to

B. by means of

C. as fo

D. in favour of

I was___________ that admission was free.

A. under the impression

B. without delay

C. in tears

D. out of date

Are you afraid ____ spiders?

A. in

B. of

C. at

Which of the following prepositional phrases is functioning as an adverb?

The train with the red caboose on the back quickly steams up the hill with the scenic overlook and around the bend.

A. with the red caboose

B. up the hill

C. with the scenic overlook

If you are ____ difficulty, I’m happy to give you a helping hand.

A. in

B. on

C. at

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

A. interjection

B. conjunction

C. preposition

D. adverb

Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence: Before lunch, Andrew finished the book he was writing.

A. Before lunch

B. Andrew finished

C. finished the book

D. he was writing

My new boss explained the job ___________.

A. in detail

B. in public

C. at a profit

D. in whole

Which of the following groups is made up of commonly used prepositions?

A. jump, stand, look

B. he, she, it, they

C. at, in, of, on

D. and, but, or

Identify the prepositional phrase: Be sure to review your facts before the quiz.

A. to review

B. before the quiz

C. be sure

D. review your facts

What kind of music a_________ you?

A. affords at

B. appeals to

C. according to

D. accepted of

How is the italicized prepositional phrase in the following sentence functioning?

The grapes in my backyard grow up the trellis.

A. adverb

B. adjective

C. noun

D. verb

The boys play tennis _________.

A. good

B. well

What is the prepositional phrase in the sentence?

By the evening, we were too tired to see the movie.

A. see the movie

B. to see the

C. we were too

D. by the evening

She said goodbye and thanked us ______ coming.

A. in

B. about

C. for

_____, our bus has arrived. Thank goodness.

A. At last

B. At least

Identify the function of the underlined word(s) in the sentence:

Doug carefully poured the warm milk into the mug.

A. adjective

B. adverb

C. preposition

D. object of the preposition

My best friend lives on Walnut Road.

A. My best friend

B. on Walnut Road

C. best friend lives

D. lives on Walnut Road

Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. “Some supplies fell into the water.”

A. into the water

B. fell into

C. some supplies

D. supplies fell into

Numbers are selected _____ random in the lottery.

A. in

B. on

C. at

Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence:

A large piano stood inside the music room.

A. A large piano

B. piano stood

C. stood inside

D. inside the music room

Identify the prepositional phrase in the sentence:

Let’s hold our meeting after lunch.

A. after lunch

B. our meeting

C. Let’s hold

D. our meeting after lunch

They are, __________, the nicest people I’ve ever met.

A. without a doubt

B. in pain

C. by heart

D. on sale


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