Starting & Ending Sentences with a Preposition


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What kinds of questions does a preposition answer?

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1. Which two elements, along with a preposition, complete a prepositional phrase?

2. When starting a sentence with a preposition in an introductory phrase, what kind of punctuation should follow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will offer you a quick assessment and review of your knowledge of prepositions. These resources focus on proper use of prepositions in the beginning or end of a sentence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Review your understanding of what a preposition is and what types of questions it answers
  • Recognize the parts of a prepositional phrase
  • Recall the punctuation often associated with prepositions and proper use
  • Assess your ability to use prepositions properly

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - assess your knowledge of why and when a preposition is used
  • Distinguishing differences- be able to understand how beginning and ending sentences with prepositions are treated differently
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of prepositions to form correct sentences

Additional Learning

If you need a more detailed refresher, see the accompanying lesson, Starting & Ending Sentences with a Preposition. You'll get a clearer review of:

  • How prepositions relate to modifiers
  • Using prepositions properly in sentences
  • What a stranded preposition is