Prepositions of movement: grammar exercise

February 25, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using into, in, onto, on and out of.

1. I don’t know how I managed to get ………………… this mess.

a) into

b) onto

c) on

2. I hope you won’t run …………………. any problems.

a) into

b) onto

c) in

3. He was trying to throw his hat ……………….. the roof.

a) into

b) onto

c) Either could be used here

4. John always manages to get ……………… trouble.

a) into

b) onto

c) Either could be used here

5. He threw himself ……………………. the work with great enthusiasm.

a) onto

b) into

c) in

6. She ran …………………….. the room.

a) out

b) out of

c) in

7. I took the envelope ……………………. my pocket.

a) out

b) out from

c) out of

8. She sat there staring ………………….. the window.

a) out of

b) onto

c) Either could be used here

9. John wants to get ………………… advertising.

a) onto

b) into

10. He promised that he would look ………………….. the matter.

a) in

b) into

c) onto

Answers

1. I don’t know how I managed to get into this mess.

2. I hope you won’t run into any problems.

3. He was trying to throw his hat onto the roof.

4. John always manages to get into trouble.

5. He threw himself into the work with great enthusiasm.

6. She ran out of the room.

7. I took the envelope out of my pocket.

8. She sat there staring out of the window.

9. John wants to get into advertising.

10. He promised that he would look into the matter.

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