World's premier FREE site for learners + teachers of English

Prepositions Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on our Vocabulary section's Prepositions pages.

1. Which is a preposition?

be
because
behind
a) be b) because c) behind

2. What do prepositions almost always come before?

adjectives
verbs or adverbs
nouns or noun phrases
a) adjectives b) verbs or adverbs c) nouns or noun phrases

3. Complete with the correct preposition: "Jenny jumped ______ her bike and rode off."

at
on
up
a) at b) on c) up

4. Which is correct? "The train went ______ the tunnel."

through
between
across
a) through b) between c) across

5. Which means the same as beside?

next
next to
next from
a) next b) next to c) next from

6. Which is correct? "It's really hot here _______ summer."

on
at
in
a) on b) at c) in

7. Which is correct? "Let's go _______ a walk in the park."

by
for
to
a) by b) for c) to

8. Which is correct? "How long has it been _______ you called your mother?"

from
since
after
a) from b) since c) after

9. "Everyone was there except for the manager." Which means the same as except for?

minus
including
besides
a) minus b) including c) besides

10. Complete the complex preposition: "The parking space in front _______ my house is reserved."

of
at
to
a) of b) at c) to

Your score is:

Correct answers:

Contributor: Matt Errey creator of Word Up