11-Plus English Quiz - Prepositions (Questions)

A preposition is a word that is usually used before a noun or pronoun to show the noun's/pronoun's relationship with some other part of the sentence, e.g. 'He fell into the hole'. Here, 'into' is a preposition. Here are some more common prepositions: 'in', 'on', 'behind', 'inside', 'at', 'over', and 'above'.

You probably know a lot more prepositions, but do you know which prepositions specific verbs take? For example, does the verb 'agree' take the preposition 'to', 'on' or 'with'? Well, it takes all three, but which one you use will depend on what you want to say. By the way, the answers represent the most commonly used prepositions.

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1. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Arrive
[ ] ONLY with, at
[ ] ONLY with, on
[ ] ONLY with, in
[ ] in, on, at
2. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Approve
[ ] for
[ ] about
[ ] in
[ ] of
3. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Insist
[ ] for
[ ] on
[ ] in
[ ] about
4. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Succeed
[ ] for
[ ] in
[ ] on
[ ] about
5. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Congratulate
[ ] on
[ ] about
[ ] in
[ ] at
6. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Participate
[ ] in
[ ] for
[ ] at
[ ] about
7. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Acquaint
[ ] with
[ ] of
[ ] to
[ ] at
8. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Involve
[ ] into
[ ] at
[ ] in
[ ] about
9. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
React
[ ] ONLY to
[ ] to, against, with
[ ] ONLY against
[ ] ONLY with
10. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Laugh
[ ] ONLY at
[ ] ONLY with
[ ] at, about, with
[ ] ONLY about
11-Plus English Quiz - Prepositions (Answers)
1. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Arrive
[ ] ONLY with, at
[ ] ONLY with, on
[ ] ONLY with, in
[x] in, on, at
For example: 'He arrived IN France last night'; 'The parcel arrived ON Tuesday night'; 'She arrived AT the cinema'
2. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Approve
[ ] for
[ ] about
[ ] in
[x] of
For example: 'I approve OF his methods'
3. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Insist
[ ] for
[x] on
[ ] in
[ ] about
For example: 'They insist ON doing it now'
4. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Succeed
[ ] for
[x] in
[ ] on
[ ] about
For example: 'The rowing team succeeded IN winning the race'
5. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Congratulate
[x] on
[ ] about
[ ] in
[ ] at
For example: 'I congratulated him ON his promotion'
6. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Participate
[x] in
[ ] for
[ ] at
[ ] about
For example: She participated IN the quiz'
7. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Acquaint
[x] with
[ ] of
[ ] to
[ ] at
For example: 'Are you acquainted WITH the director?'
8. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Involve
[ ] into
[ ] at
[x] in
[ ] about
For example: 'They were involved IN the scandal'
9. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
React
[ ] ONLY to
[x] to, against, with
[ ] ONLY against
[ ] ONLY with
For example: 'He reacted angrily TO the accusations'; 'The acid reacted WITH the lead'; She reacted AGAINST the decision'
10. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
Laugh
[ ] ONLY at
[ ] ONLY with
[x] at, about, with
[ ] ONLY about
For example: They laughed AT his pathetic efforts'; 'They laughed ABOUT what had happened'; 'She laughed WITH joy'