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Time Prepositions Test

Free English Grammar Test Online

* What is a preposition?
* What is a preposition of time?
* How do I use prepositions of time?


10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers and Answer Explanations


Time Prepositions Test


Question 1 - Time Prepositions Test
1) What is a preposition?
a) A preposition indicates relationships between two words.     
b) A preposition only indicates where something is.   
c) A preposition only indicates when something happened.   
d) A preposition only indicates where something is or when it happened.

2) What does a preposition of time indicate?
a) How long something happened for.
b) When something happened.
c) How something happened.  
d) Prepositions of time indicate a relationship between an event and a description of time or duration. 

3) Which of the following sentences is true? 
a) All complete sentences require a preposition.
b) Prepositions of time always come between the event and the description of time.
c) Prepositions of time can be found before or after the event they apply to.
d) The preposition of time tells you when something happened.

Question 4 - Time Prepositions Test

4) Pick out the prepositions of time in the following sentences:

1.
Kacey sat on Zack.
2.
Uma danced up the aisle.
3.
Mike ran in the rain.

a) On, up, in.
b) Sat, danced, ran.
c) There are no prepositions of time in the sentences above.
d) Kacey, Zack, Uma, Mike.
5) Pick out the prepositions of time in the sentences below.

1.
Since 9 o’clock, Zeke has been working on his pickup.
2.
Samuel completed the marathon in three hours.
3. I’ll be over coming over at noon.


a) Since, on, in, over, at. 
b) Since, in, at.
c) There are no prepositions of time in the sentences above.
d) On, over.
6) What is the preposition of time in the sentence below? How do you know that is the preposition of time?

“I have been walking up this mountain with the sun burning down on me and a heavy pack on my back since dawn, which was five hours ago.”
a) Up, down, on, on, since, ago. These are prepositions because they are linking events and the time or location.
b) Up, down on, on. These are prepositions of time because they are linking two related words or phrases.
c) Since. This is the preposition of time because it is linking the event and the duration.
d) Since and ago. These are the prepositions of time because they are linking the event and the duration or time. The other prepositions do not refer to time.

7) Which of the following statements is true?
a) The preposition of time can always be found between the event and the phrase or word indicating time, not before or after.
b) Prepositions indicate where something is, when it happened, or how long ago it happened.
c) Prepositions of time link or indicate relationships between an event and the description of time or duration.
d) All of the above.  

8) When would you use the preposition of time “at”?
a) When one wants to indicate rough periods of time.
b) When one wants to indicate a day or month.
c) When one wants to indicate a precise time.  
d) Options a and c.

9) Pick the missing prepositions of time in the sentences below:

1.
John went to Taylor’s house ____ Tuesday.
2. I started working _______ sunset.


a) In, after.
b) On, at.
c) At, before.
d) Options a and c.

10) Which of the following sentences is/are true?
a) You can tell whether a word is a preposition based entirely on its location in the sentence.
b) The best way to tell whether or not a word is a preposition is by looking at what it does in the sentence.
c) Options a and b.
d) The preposition always occurs between the event and the phrase indicating time or duration.