Prepositions

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

Miscellaneous

Please select the correct answer for each of the below questions:

 
 

1 - She ran ______ the corridor and ______ the stairs to the second floor.

a - from / into
b - by / on
c - along / up
d - towards / over
e - in / next to
 

2 - To get to the Marketing department, you have to go ______ those stairs and then ______ the corridor to the end.

a - between / into
b - out of / between
c - out of / into
d - over / into
e - up / along
 

3 - He saw a parking space ______ two cars and drove ______ it.

a - along / up
b - over / into
c - up to / out of
d - by / on
e - between / into
 

4 - He was driving ______ 180 miles per hour when he crashed ______ the central barrier.

a - at / into
b - out of / in
c - at / in
d - in / next to
e - under / around
 

5 - I saw something about it ______ television.

a - in
b - on
c - through
d - at
e - with
 
 

6 - He drove ______ me without stopping and drove off ______ the centre of town.

a - in / next to
b - past / towards
c - from / into
d - towards / over
e - along / up
 

7 - John is the person standing ______ the window, ______ the woman with the long blonde hair.

a - under / around
b - beside / next to
c - at / in
d - at / into
e - in / next to
 

8 - Sally left school ______ the age of 16 and went to work ______ a bank.

a - out of / in
b - under / around
c - at / in
d - in / next to
e - through / in
 

9 - He jumped ______ the wall and ______ the garden.

a - by / on
b - up to / out of
c - along / up
d - towards / over
e - over / into
 

10 - When the bull ran ______ me, I jumped ______ the fence.

a - from / into
b - by / on
c - beside / next to
d - towards / over
e - in / next to
 

11 - The restaurant is ______ the High Street, ______ the cinema.

a - up / along
b - out of / in
c - under / around
d - in / next to
e - through / in
 

12 - He took the book ______ the shelf and put it ______ his bag.

a - at / into
b - beside / next to
c - in / next to
d - by / on
e - from / into
 

13 - He made his escape by jumping ______ a window and jumping ______ a waiting car.

a - out of / between
b - between / into
c - over / into
d - out of / into
e - up to / out of
 

14 - I couldn't get in ______ the door so I had to climb ______ a window.

a - out of / between
b - between / into
c - through / in
d - out of / into
e - up / along
 

15 - Harry comes to work ______ car but I prefer to come ______ foot.

a - at / into
b - at / in
c - by / on
d - in / next to
e - beside / next to
 

16 - I went ______ him and asked him the best way to get ______ town.

a - by / on
b - towards / over
c - along / up
d - from / into
e - up to / out of
 

17 - Look, that car's ______ fire.

a - with
b - through
c - in
d - into
e - on
 

18 - She took the gun ______ her pocket and shot him ______ the eyes.

a - by / on
b - between / into
c - out of / between
d - over / into
e - up to / out of
 

19 - I took the old card ______ the computer and put ______ the new one.

a - up / along
b - out of / in
c - out of / between
d - out of / into
e - through / in
 

20 - It's unlucky to walk ______ a ladder in my culture. I always walk ______ them.

a - out of / into
b - up / along
c - under / around
d - out of / in
e - through / in
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