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ENGLISH QUIZ: Pick the right preposition!

Last updated on: August 9, 2012 16:58 IST

ENGLISH QUIZ: Pick the right preposition!

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Answer these questions to determine your preposition power! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

'She arrived after dinner.'

'Let's raise a toast to the new couple.'

'I've bought these tee-shorts for you.'

The words italicised in the above sentences are prepositions, defined as "a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause."

Fill in the blanks for each sentence in the following pages with the appropriate preposition.

Answers are provided upon submission of results on each page and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
Kiran and Nikhil have been married ______ 11 years now.
1) for
2) since
3) from




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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
I've been waiting ______ this street corner for over an hour.
1) in
2) above
3) at



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The team was at the office ______ 1 am, drawing up the contracts.
1) since
2) until
3) from



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
They decided against naming the new baby ______ his father.
1) after
2) like
3) from



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The children are looking foward to travelling ______ air.
1) in
2) by
3) on



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
Have you seasoned this pizza ______ oregano?
1) in
2) with
3) on



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
It's been a long time ______ our last high school reunion.
1) since
2) when
3) for



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The vibrant colour ______ these flowers never ceases to amaze me.
1) on
2) in
3) of



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The theatre was sold out, so they watched the movie ______ television.
1) with
2) on
3) using



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
Have you got a minute, the boss wants to talk ______ you.
1) about
2) to
3) for



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
Sanam is ______ home, awaiting us for dinner.
1) at
2) in
3) going



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
It has been raining non-stop ______ last night.
1) since
2) from
3) until



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
It was fun interacting with students ______ different countries at the seminar.
1) in
2) on
3) from



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The exam results will be available on the website ______ an hour.
1) since
2) in
3) from



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
My brother is no longer interested ______ buying that apartment.
1) with
2) in
3) to



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
She's absent today, so please fill out this form ______ her.
1) for
2) with
3) to



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
We did a lot of shopping ______ our stay in London.
1) since
2) from
3) during



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
If he fails to submit the project ______ next Wednesday, he'll miss the deadline.
1) till
2) by
3) on



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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
Grandma intends to visit the temple ______ the morning of the sixth.
1) on
2) in
3) during




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Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:
The library timings are ______ nine to seven.
1) on
2) from
3) in



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