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Place Prepositions Test

Free English Grammar Test Online

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


10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers and Answer Explanations


Place 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.

Question 2 - How many prepositions are there in the English language? Place Prepositions Test
2) How many prepositions are there in the English language?
a) Over a million.
b) About ten.
c) About one hundred.    
d) None of these answers is correct.   

3) Which of the following sentences is true? 
a) Prepositions impart information without the help of other words.
b) Prepositions are helpers, and need other words to indicate meaning.
c) Prepositions always come between the words they are linking.  
d) None of these answers is correct.


Question 4 - Pick out the prepositions of time in the following sentences - Prepositions of Place Test

4) Pick out the prepositions of time in the following sentences:
1.
Mike broke out of prison during the fire drill.
2. Misty ran up the tree whenever Frodo visited.
3. Mike jumped into the car as the alarm sounded.

a) Out, up, into.
b) During, whenever, as.
c) There are no prepositions of place in the sentences above.
d) Out, up, into, during, whenever, as.
5) What is the best way to determine which word/s in a sentence is/are the preposition/s of place?
a) What the actual word is (in, on, at, etc.).
b) Where the word is in the sentence.
c) The function the word is performing in the sentence.
d) Whether the word is linking an event to a particular time.
6) What is the preposition of place in the sentence below? How do you know that is the preposition of place? “On the 3rd day of the month, in the third month of the year, at 3am, Sanka was born under a pine tree.”  
a) On, in, at, under. These words are indicating relationships between words or phrases.
b) On, in, at. These words are common prepositions.  
c) Under. This is the preposition of place because it links Sanka being born with a particular place.
d) There are no prepositions of place in this sentence.

7) Identify the place preposition in the following sentence:
“In autumn, on a Sunday, at noon, my grandmother baked a cake for our wedding.”

a) in
b) on
c) at
d) There are no prepositions of place in the sentence.   

8) When would you use the preposition of place “at”?
a) When one wants to indicate a precise location such as the address of a particular building.
b) When one wants to indicate a state or city.
c) When one wants to indicate a particular street or surface.  
d) Options a and b.

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

1.
Jake is walking _____ a glacier.
2. He slept _____ an eiderdown.


a) In, in.
b) On, under.
c) Through, toward.
d) Options a and c.

10) Which of the following sentences is/are true?
a) A sentence cannot be complete without a preposition.  
b) Prepositions of place describe where something is.
c) Prepositions of place link a description of place to a particular person, object, or event.
d) The preposition always occurs between the person, object or event and the word or phrase indicating place.