The Prepositions of Time Quiz

Struggling with those annoying English prepositions of time is a thing of the past. Now you can learn them in a fun way by doing the prepositions of time quiz

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It's a short quiz where you get a selection of 10 multiple choice questions on the prepositions of time. In addition, you can repeat the quiz to get a different selection of questions. To help you learn, each answer comes with an explanation of the answer. So, have a go - do it now! Click the button below to begin.

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Andrew likes to read on the bus _______ going to school.
School bus
during
before
while
after

Correct!

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Please don't stay out ____ 10.00 pm, you have school tomorrow.
Teenagers having fun
past
over
at about
through

Correct!

Wrong!

Yesterday, we played football on the beach _____ 2.00 pm ___ 4.00 pm
to/until
from/till
from/past
from/beyond

Correct!

Wrong!

It was an emergency, I had to work _______ the night. I didn't get home until 9.30 the next morning.
night work
until
beyond
through
while

Correct!

Wrong!

The coach will leave ________ 6.00 pm. It may be as late as 6.15 but you should be here at 6.00 sharp, just in case.
Coach
before
at around
between
throughout

Correct!

Wrong!

The baby likes to have a short sleep just __________.
boy-sleeping
during lunch
while lunch
for lunch
after lunch

Correct!

Wrong!

Sarah has to finish her essay __ next Friday.
by
until
past
beyond

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Wrong!

I took a lot of notes ________ the lecture.
lecture
during
before
at
until

Correct!

Wrong!

We use ___ when we refer to days or dates.
Calendar
at
on
in
until

Correct!

Wrong!

The twins have gone to the cinema. They were told to be home ________ 11.00 pm.
The cinema
after
during
while
before

Correct!

Wrong!

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