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Prepositions of Movement Quiz

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1. Prepositions of movement are usually used with verbs of motion. Which is a verb of motion?

to be
to go
to do
a) to be b) to go c) to do

2. Choose the correct preposition: The Earth goes _______ the sun once a year.

across
past
around
a) across b) past c) around

3. My dog was lying on the sofa, so I yelled, "Get ______ !"

out of
from
off
a) out of b) from c) off

4. Which is NOT correct? "The bridge went ______ the river."

on
over
across
a) on b) over c) across

5. Which is correct? "How far is it _______ the station from here?"

from
to
away from
a) from b) to c) away from

6. A brave teacher ran _______ the gunman and stopped him from shooting more students.

up
towards
away from
a) up b) towards c) away from

7. To score in soccer, you must get the ball _______ the goalkeeper and into the net.

through
across
past
a) through b) across c) past

8. We usually feel the most exhausted after running _______ a steep hill.

up
down
around
a) up b) down c) around

9. Which are the correct prepositions? Donald fell _______ the boat and _______ the water.

down, in
off, into
out of, onto
a) down, in b) off, into c) out of, onto

10. The prisoners escaped _______ a tunnel they'd dug _______ the prison wall.

under, through
out of, over
through, under
a) under, through b) out of, over c) through, under

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