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What is a Preposition? Quiz

You can do this grammar quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on the page What is a Preposition?

1. Prepositions are usually before

a noun phrase
a verb phrase
a) a noun phrase b) a verb phrase

2. In grammar, a "noun phrase" can be a single word like a noun, pronoun or gerund or

a list with several nouns
a phrase with several words
a) a list with several nouns b) a phrase with several words

3. Which is a list of common prepositions?

in, at, by, with, to
and, but, or, so, yet
a) in, at, by, with, to b) and, but, or, so, yet

4. Many prepositions show how a noun phrase relates to space, time or method. They tell us

what, which or why it is
where, when or how it is
a) what, which or why it is b) where, when or how it is

5. "She was on the last train." In this sentence, the preposition relates to

a location in space
a moment in time
a) a location in space b) a moment in time

6. "We're going to the airport by taxi." Which preposition relates to method, or "how"?

to
by
a) to b) by

7. Prepositions can also come at the end of a question, as in

Who are you going with?
Are you going together?
a) Who are you going with? b) Are you going together?

8. Complex prepositions have

two or three words
two or three meanings
a) two or three words b) two or three meanings

9. Which is a list of complex prepositions?

all at once, for now, after all
next to, in spite of, in order to
a) all at once, for now, after all b) next to, in spite of, in order to

10. In which sentence can you find a complex preposition?

He's coming the day after tomorrow.
He's coming today instead of tomorrow.
a) He's coming the day after tomorrow. b) He's coming today instead of tomorrow.

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