Prepositional Phrases Exercises With Answers

When a phrase begins and ends with a Preposition (of, at. by. with, from, over etc.) it is called a Prepositional Phrase.

In this post, we present you with some important Prepositional Phrases exercises with answers after each question, allowing you to check your answers instantly.

Prepositional Phrases Exercises With Answers

Prepositional Phrases Exercises


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #1


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

Lisa succeeded in life by virtue of honesty.

by virtue of

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Pamela shouted at the top of his voice.

 


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at the top of

There was a lovely pond in front of the house.

in front of

By dint of hard work, he was able to achieve his goals.

by dint of

He was absent because of his illness.

because of

The accident occurred in front of the house.

in front of

In the middle of the night, she woke up.

In the middle of

With respect to your question, I believe that further research is needed.

With respect to

On account of the bad weather, the flight was delayed.

on account of

He has selected mechanics instead of mathematics.

instead of


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #2


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

In response to the complaints, the company issued a formal apology.

In response to 

You will get books in lieu of the medal.

in lieu of

In pursuit of happiness, she left her job and travelled the world.

In pursuit of 

In keeping with tradition, the family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.

In keeping with

The country is on the brink of disaster.

on the brink of

On the ground of safety concerns, the event was cancelled.

On the ground of

In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions provided by the government.

in the event of

In the interest of public safety, the road will be closed for repairs.

In the interest of

The whole family assembled on the eve of her marriage.

on the eve of

In comparison with her previous job, her new position had better benefits.

In comparison with


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #3


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

On the ground of safety concerns, the event was cancelled.

on the ground of

On the pretence of going to the store, she secretly met her lover.

On the pretense of

With a view to improving her health, she started going to the gym regularly.

with a view to

By dint of hard work, he was able to achieve his goals.

by dint of

I am not in agreement with him on this upcoming project.

in agreement with

In comparison with her previous job, her new position had better benefits.

In comparison with

In connection with the investigation, the police questioned several witnesses.

in connection with

In consequence of the storm, many trees were uprooted and power lines were down.

in consequence of

In consideration of his years of service, he was given a generous retirement package.

in consideration of

In the course of the meeting, several issues were discussed.

in course of


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #4


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

In keeping with his beliefs, he refused to eat meat.

in keeping with

In quest of knowledge, he spent hours reading books and attending lectures.

in quest of

In view of the current situation, we have decided to postpone the event.

In view of

They continued with the outdoor concert, in spite of the rain.

in spite of

In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions provided by the government.

In the event of

The road will be closed for repairs, in the interest of public safety.

in the interest of

In the teeth of the storm, the brave firefighters battled to save the burning building.

in the teeth of

In the light of new evidence, the investigation was reopened.

In the light of

In order to succeed, one must be willing to work hard and persevere.

In order to

In pursuance of their goals, the team practised diligently every day.

In pursuance of


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #5


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

He left the office in the middle of the discussion.

in the middle of

In proportion to their income, they donated a significant amount to charity.

in proportion to

The athlete was awarded a gold medal, in praise of his accomplishments.

in praise of 

She left her job and travelled the world, in pursuit of happiness.

in pursuit of

On account of the heavy snow, the school was closed for the day.

on account of

He could not reach his office on time owing to the late running of trains.

owing to

On the verge of tears, she told him the heartbreaking news.

on the verge of

The company will take legal action, on default of payment.

on default of

Instead of going to the party, she decided to stay home and read a book.

instead of

I signed the receipt on behalf of my mother.

on behalf of


Prepositional Phrases Exercise #6


Identify the Prepositional Phrases in each sentence given below

His absence was due to his illness.

due to

In consideration of his years of service, he was given a generous retirement package.

In consideration of

For the sake of his health, he quit smoking and started exercising regularly.

For the sake of

They fought bravely in defence of the country.

in defence of

He always worked in the interest of the entire family.

in the interest of  

Men come to New York in quest of livelihood.

in quest of

In spite of his illness, he studies. 

In spite of

On behalf of the organization, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fundraiser.

On behalf of 

The house stands by the side of the river.

by the side of

In consequence of the storm, many trees were uprooted and power lines were down.

In consequence of


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