Six Preposition Rules Quiz

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1. Which list only contains prepositions?

too, here, soon
to, with, until
for, yet, but
a) too, here, soon b) to, with, until c) for, yet, but

2. A preposition _______ has an object.

a) never b) usually c) always

3. Which is the preposition + object? "Do you still want to meet on Saturday?"

Do you
to meet
on Saturday
a) Do you b) to meet c) on Saturday

4. A preposition usually comes _______ its object.

a) before b) from c) after

5. Which is the object of a preposition? "I'd like to book a seat next to the window."

a seat
the window
a) book b) a seat c) the window

6. A pronoun following a preposition should be in the _______ form.

a) subjective b) objective c) possessive

7. Which is correct? "I forwarded the e-mail to _______ all. "

a) them b) they c) their

8. Complex prepositions are _______ phrases.

two- or three-word
a) two-word b) three-word c) two- or three-word

9. In which sentence is the word to used as a preposition?

Jimi loves to play guitar.
He won't play to an audience yet.
He wants to practise more first.
a) Jimi loves to play guitar. b) He won't play to an audience yet. c) He wants to practise more first.

10. Complete the golden preposition rule: "A preposition is followed by _______ . It is never followed by _______ ."

a noun, a verb
a verb, a noun
a noun, a pronoun
a) a noun, a verb b) a verb, a noun c) a noun, a pronoun

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.