Prepositions worksheet

October 7, 2012pdf

Prepositions are small words, but their correct usage shows your mastery over the language. Test your knowledge of prepositions with this simple grammar exercise. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Question 1

I don’t like the idea ………………………………….. married.

a) Of getting

b) To get

c) For getting

Question 2

Even as a child he showed remarkable interest …………………………………. social work.

a) In

b) At

c) For

Question 3

You have always been extremely kind ………………………………………. me.

a) At

b) To

c) With

Question 4

He tripped ………………………………….. the cat and fell downstairs.

a) Over

b) On

c) At

Question 5

The wine is typical …………………………………. the region.

a) Of

b) On

c) About

Question 6

James was pretty rude …………………………………… me last weekend.

a) With

b) To

c) At

Question 7

Steffi shouted …………………………………. us to come in and have coffee with her.

a) At

b) To

c) With

Question 8

She is very good ……………………………………… singing.

a) In

b) At

c) With

Question 9

She insisted …………………………………………. paying for the drinks.

a) On

b) For

c) About

Question 10

Many people died …………………………………………… flu in 1919.

a) From / of

b) With

c) For

Answers

1. I don’t like the idea of getting married.

2. Even as a child he showed remarkable interest in social work.

3. You have always been extremely kind to me.

4. He tripped over the cat and fell downstairs.

5. The wine is typical of the region.

6. James was pretty rude to me last week.

7. Steffi shouted to us to come in and have coffee with her.

8. She is very good at singing.

9. She insisted on paying for the drinks.

10. Many people died from / of flu in 1919.

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