Prepositions 1

Organized Prepositions Quizzes

  1. He lives
    (in) Montreal.
  2. I work
    (in) Tokyo.
  3. She arrived
    (in) Madrid yesterday.
  4. I arrived
    (at) work early this morning.
  5. She went
    (Ø) there yesterday.
  6. He went
    (to) his friend's house.
  7. We went
    (on) a trip
    (to) France last year.
  8. We went
    (to) France last year.
  9. Let’s go
    (on/for) a walk after work.
  10. When will you go
    (on/for) vacation?
  11. We stayed
    (in/at) the Hotel Vancouver last year.
  12. She has lived
    (Ø) abroad three times.
  13. We came
    (Ø) home early last night.
  14. Can you run
    (to) the store and get some mandoo.
  15. They visited
    (Ø) Greece last year.

  1. My cat is waiting
    (at) the top of the stairs.
  2. Your seat is
    (in) the tenth row.
  3. I live
    (on) the tenth floor of my apartment building.
  4. We waited for over an hour
    (at) the bus-stop.
  5. I will meet you
    (on) Granville Street.
  6. McDonalds is
    (across) the street from the school.
  7. Cairo is
    (on) the Nile River.
  8. Who is that woman
    (in) the photograph?
  9. There is a good map
    (on) page 36.
  10. Open your books
    (to) page 36.
  11. What do you have
    (in/on) your hands?
  12. There is beautiful poster
    (on) the wall.
  13. There is a small statue
    (on) the desk.
  14. There is a magnificent painting hanging
    (over/above) the desk.
  15. There is a very tall plant
    (beside/next to) the desk.

Only use: Only use: in / on / at / Ø

  1. Let’s meet
    (Ø) tomorrow.
  2. Let's meet
    (at) six o'clock.
  3. He was born
    (in) July.
  4. I went there
    (in) 2015.
  5. She'll be at work
    (on) Friday.
  6. We met
    (on) Christmas day.
  7. They drove to Boston
    (on) September 15th.
  8. We arrived in this country
    (in) October.
  9. The concert starts
    (at) dawn.
  10. We get up early
    (in) the morning.
  11. I’ll meet you for lunch
    (at) noon.
  12. Do you often go out
    (at) night?
  13. The movie starts
    (at) midnight.
  14. What do you like doing
    (on) Sundays?
  15. She is watching TV
    (at) the moment.

Only use: for / while / during / since / with

  1. He's been working
    (for) three weeks.
  2. (With) music in my head, I fell asleep.
  3. (While) listening to music, I fell asleep.
  4. (During) the performance, I fell asleep.
  5. Did you see Tom
    (during) your vacation?
  6. We talked
    (for) an hour.
  7. She was watching TV
    (while) I was cooking.
  8. What have you done
    (since) we last met?
  9. What did you do
    (while) you were in London?
  10. I think I need to study French
    (for) a few months before I go there.
  11. They drove through the countryside
    (while) they were staying in France.
  12. They drove through the countryside
    (during) their stay in France.
  13. They have been working in Peru
    (since) January 2005.
  14. He walked out of the room (with) a limp.
  15. He walked out of the room (while) whistling.

* while is conjunction, not a preposition

* since can be a preposition or a conjunction

  1. They went to Thailand
    (on/for) vacation this year.
  2. He looks like he is
    (in) pain.
  3. My brother is going to be
    (on) TV tonight.
  4. Would you like to come
    (on/for) a walk with me?
  5. We fell
    (in) love on a hot summer night.
  6. They went
    (on) a trip to Europe last year.
  7. They have decided to go
    (on) a diet together.
  8. He said that he needs to meet you
    (in) person.
  9. Let’s go
    (for) a drink after class.
  10. The factory workers are
    (on) strike.
  11. That house is
    (on) fire!!
  12. Did she punch you
    (by) accident?
  13. No, she punched me
    (on) purpose.
  14. I just talked to John
    (on) the phone.
  15. Wait a few more minutes. John said he is
    (on) his way.

  1. They want us to pay
    (in) cash.
  2. He said that his house wasn’t
    (for) sale.
  3. Let’s go to Walmart. Most of their TVs are
    (on) sale.
  4. I went to the wrong restaurant
    (by) mistake.
  5. I saw the film
    (on) my own.
  6. I went to the movies
    (by) myself.
  7. She went to Jakarta
    (on/for) business.
  8. We met on the street
    (by) chance.
  9. This bag was made
    (by) hand.
  10. We arrived
    (on/in) time.
  11. She punched me (on) purpose.
  12. They are busy (at) the moment.
  13. I’ll talk to you
    (in) a moment.
  14. You have to pay for the class
    (in) advance.
  15. They said that they were
    (in) a hurry.

  1. Kate is an authority
    (on) criminal justice.
  2. You have no chance
    (of) winning. Give up!
  3. Children are taught to have respect (for) their elders.
  4. He saw Mark as a threat
    (to) his leadership of the group.
  5. He moved to another city to get freedom
    (from) his parents.
  6. Sorry. I have no sympathy
    (for) you.
  7. The word friendly is an exception
    (to) the –ly adverb rule.
  8. She suggested several different approaches (to) the problem.
  9. Do your best. We have lots of confidence (in) you.
  10. We have faith (in) his ability to make the right decision.
  11. Sarah had a deep admiration (for) her sister.
  12. Jin has a talent (for) languages.
  13. My niece has a fear
    (of) the dark.
  14. He has a real passion
    (for) writing.
  15. They went on a search
    (for) markers and pens.

  1. She gave me access
    (to) her bank account.
  2. My experience in Japan had a big effect
    (on) my diet.
  3. My experience in Japan really affected
    (Ø) my diet.
  4. We saw a real increase
    (in) the price of crude oil last month.
  5. Brian was worried
    (about) the decrease
    (in) the value of bitcoin.
  6. There is a real demand
    (for computer skills in the job market.
  7. He put a lot of demands
    (on) his children.
  8. I hope there is a fall
    (in) house prices soon.
  9. He seems to have a lack
    (of) motivation.
  10. He seems to lack
    (Ø) motivation.
  11. There is no difference
    (between) those two phones.
  12. Please pay attention
    (to) your mother.
  13. She gave me extra credit
    (for) helping the other students.
  14. Who has had the greatest influence
    (on) your life?
  15. There is little chance
    (of) that happening.

  1. Are you excited
    (about) the new Star Wars movie?
  2. Everyone has been so kind
    (to) me.
  3. I feel sorry
    (for) people who have to work on weekends.
  4. I am sorry
    (for/about) the mess I left in the sink. I’ll wash the dishes when I get home.
  5. She looks annoyed
    (with/at) her boyfriend. I wonder why.
  6. I was impressed
    (with/at) the way you dealt with the rude customer.
  7. He is so bored
    (with/of) his job.
  8. She was surprised
    (by/at) the cost of the jacket.
  9. It was careless
    (of) you to leave the door unlocked.
  10. She is satisfied
    (with) her new apartment. It’s bright and quite big.
  11. It was generous
    (of) you to lend him so much money.
  12. She is always so generous
    (to) the children in her building.
  13. I’m tired
    (of the traffic in the morning.
  14. Busan is famous
    (for) seafood.
  15. What are you most proud
    (of) ?

  1. I want to see a movie tonight. Who is
    (with) me?
  2. I’m sorry. This cake isn’t
    (for) you. It is not your birthday.
  3. I got selected to play for the city soccer team. I’m
    (in) !
  4. That book is
    (by) Dickens.
  5. Are the lights
    (on/off) ?
    No. They are
    (off/on) .
  6. I’m
    (for) equal rights for men and women. We all have the same rights.
  7. I’m
    (against) child labor. I don’t think children should work.
  8. Mark is
    (on) the bus, but Kate is
    (in) a taxi.
  9. Is Pete here today?
    Yes, but I’m not sure where. He is
    (around) . I saw him 5 minutes ago.
  10. You look sick. Are you ok?
    No. I’m a little
    (off) today.
  11. I am so tired. I was
    (up) until 2am last night.
  12. Don’t lie to me. I am
    (onto) you. I know what you did yesterday.
  13. Susan is so
    (into) you. She is always looking at you and smiling.

  1. That dog was barking
    (at) us for no reason.
  2. My little sister was crying
    (about) her broken toy.
  3. The woman whispered something
    (to) her husband.
  4. The woman whispered something
    (into) her husband’s ear.
  5. I can’t get that sound out
    (of) my head.
  6. The man was shouting
    (at) the store clerk.
  7. He is yelling
    (at) my sister.
  8. He is talking
    (to/with/about) my sister.
  9. They is talking
    (about) the weather.
  10. They discussing
    (Ø) the weather.
  11. They are discussing
    (Ø) my sister.
  12. Who is that knocking
    (on) the door?
  13. I heard
    (Ø) the music.
  14. I was listening
    (to) the music.

  1. Your phone is quite similar
    (to) mine.
  2. They have similarities
    (in) how they look, talk and move.
  3. There is a huge difference
    (between) liking someone and loving someone.
  4. How is a horse different
    (from) a pony?
  5. I’m sorry. I’m not familiar
    (with) this program.
  6. Those two books seem quite similar
    (Ø) .
  7. Those two books seem quite similar
    (to) each other.
  8. My life now is the same
    (as) my life five years ago.
  9. People are the same
    (Ø) all over the world.
  10. Much
    (like) Americans, Canadians tend to leave home at a young age.
  11. Korean mandoo looks
    (like) Japanese gyoza.
  12. Mark looks
    (Ø) happy.
  13. Mark looks
    (like) he is happy.
  14. I prefer reading
    (to) writing.