Preposition Practice Exercise Answers

1. The puppies wandered around the fenced yard until their owner arrived.

  1. AROUND is a preposition whose object is YARD.
  2. UNTIL is NOT a preposition; it is a SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION.

2. Without a care in the world, Alex is relaxing, waiting for the game to begin.

  1. WITHOUT is a preposition whose object is CARE.
  2. IN is a preposition whose object is WORLD.
  3. FOR is a preposition whose object is GAME.

3. Dean thinks that he is smarter than everyone in the class.

  1. IN a preposition whose object is CLASS.

4. Will you put these cookies on the tray?

  1. ON is a preposition whose object is TRAY.

5. His doctor read through his chart and looked down his throat.

  1. THROUGH is a preposition whose object is CHART.
  2. DOWN is a preposition modifying THROAT.

6. His idea will not work after sunrise.

  1. AFTER is a preposition whose object is SUNRISE.

7. She peered slowly around the doorway before crossing the threshold.

  1. AROUND a preposition whose object is DOORWAY.
  2. BEFORE is a preposition whose object is CROSSING.

8. The champion will compete against other dogs from the club.

  1. AGAINST is a preposition whose object DOGS.
  2. FROM is a preposition whose object is CLUB.

9. The increase in thefts this year should concern each of us.

  1. IN is a preposition whose object is THEFT.
  2. OF is a preposition whose object is US.

10. At a minimum, you will spend three hours on each assignment.

  1. AT is a preposition whose object is MINIMUM.
  2. ON is a preposition whose object is ASSIGNMENT.

11. During the debates, Alfred was feeding his turtle in the yard.

  1. DURING is a preposition whose object is DEBATES.
  2. IN is a preposition whose object is YARD.

12. Many cannot decide whom to support for president.

  1. FOR is a preposition whose object is PRESIDENT.

13. Wesley hopes to be named one of the best skaters on the tour.

  1. OF is a preposition whose object is SKATERS.
  2. ON is a preposition whose object is TOUR.

14. Because of the decision presented by the jury, we will all be going to jail.

  1. BECAUSE OF is a preposition whose object is DECISION.
  2. BY is a preposition whose object is JURY.
  3. TO is a preposition whose object is JAIL.

15. Put the dog inside the house and let's leave.

  1. INSIDE is a preposition whose object is HOUSE.

16. Before the concert, Reggie will be drinking coffee at the cafe.

  1. BEFORE is a preposition whose object is CONCERT.
  2. AT is a preposition whose object is CAFE.

17. If we go below the house and hide behind the furnace, maybe we will be unharmed.

  1. BELOW is a preposition whose object is HOUSE.
  2. BEHIND is a preposition whose object is FURNACE.

18. Last week, Leslie climbed into a volcano; this week she is sleeping inside a cave.

  1. INTO is a preposition whose object is VOLCANO.
  2. INSIDE is a preposition whose object is CAVE.

19. Since Tuesday, New Yorkers have been cheering for their teams to win.

  1. SINCE is a preposition whose object is TUESDAY.
  2. FOR is a preposition whose object is TEAMS.

20. Harold rested upon the mountain top and considered a life without hassles.

  1. UPON is a preposition whose object is TOP.
  2. WITHOUT is a preposition whose object is HASSLES.