What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples

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A preposition is used in a group of words called a:

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1. The noun that ends a prepositional phrase is called the:

2. There are at least _____ prepositions in the English language.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of prepositions with this assessment. It will ask questions regarding what prepositions are and how they function in sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to be successful on the quiz should familiarize themselves with these topics:

  • The definitions of preposition and prepositional phrases
  • The number of prepositions in the English language
  • The function of preposition phrases
  • The definition of the object of a preposition

Skills Practiced

The assessment will help students build these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on prepositions
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define words such as prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of prepositional phrases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how many prepositions there are in the English language

Additional Learning

For more information, check out the accompanying lesson, What is a Preposition? - Definition, Uses & Examples. It will help you meet many objectives, including:

  • Define preposition
  • Identify examples of prepositions
  • Determine the role of prepositions
  • Understand what prepositions modify
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