Grammar Quiz

Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases Quiz


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Choose the part of the following sentence that is the prepositional phrase:

“I always eat popcorn at the movies.”

A. I always

B. eat popcorn

C. at

D. at the movies


Choose the part of the following sentence that is the prepositional phrase:

“John can jump rope for 50 minutes.”

A. John

B. can jump rope

C. for 50 minutes

D. rope for


Fill in the missing preposition:

My friend has been sick _____ Monday.

A. since

B. about

C. over

D. into


Identify the preposition(s):-

The toddler will not get off the ferris wheel.

A. get off

B. will not

C. off

D. the Ferris wheel


Fill in the missing preposition:

The policeman told the journalist that the corrupt politicians were _____ investigation.

A. behind

B. under

C. with

D. through


Fill in the missing preposition:

I’ll wait _______ 6:30 pm, but then I’ll go home.

A. until

B. about

C. into

D. since


Identify the preposition(s):

After lunch we will go somewhere else.

A. else

B. after

C. go

D. lunch


A preposition is a word that connects nouns or pronouns with other words in a sentence. Prepositions can tell how, when, what, how much, or where. Choose the word in the following sentence that is the preposition:

“Anna placed her book inside her locker.”

A. her

B. inside

C. placed

D. locker


Choose the preposition that can replace “across” without changing the meaning of the following sentence:

“Mike ran across the park without stopping to play.”

A. behind

B. between

C. through

D. after


Choose the prepositional phrase:

I eat my eggs with ketchup.

A. with ketchup

B. with

C. I eat

D. my eggs with ketchup


All of the following are prepositions EXCEPT:

A. here

B. under

C. before

D. along


Fill in the missing preposition:

Please put the soda _______ the counter.

A. on

B. inside

C. into

D. within


Fill in the missing preposition:

Yesterday, I had to explain English grammar ______ the class.

A. under

B. above

C. to

D. from


Fill in the missing preposition:

We may play soccer. It depends_____ the weather.

A. of

B. on

C. to

D. for


Choose the part of the following sentence that is the prepositional phrase:

“My friend plays with his dog everyday.”

A. My friend

B. plays

C. with his dog

D. everyday


Fill in the missing preposition:

I like to listen _______ classical music.

A. for

B. of

C. to

D. at


A prepositional phrase is made up of a preposition, the object of a preposition, and all of the words in between. Choose the part of the following sentence that is the prepositional phrase:

“The injured squirrel scurried toward the bush.”

A. toward the bush

B. scurried toward the bush

C. The injured squirrel

D. the bush


All of the following are prepositions EXCEPT:

A. in

B. under

C. with

D. became


Choose the preposition that can replace “inside” without changing the meaning of the following sentence:

“Because it was raining, we moved the party inside the house.”

A. into

B. through

C. beside

D. units


Choose the prepositional phrase that can BEST be added to the following sentence:

“The clouds began to form.”

A. beside the dark sky

B. with the dark sky

C. next to the dark sky

D. in the dark sky




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