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List of Prepositions Quiz

We have a list of prepositions as defined by Wikipedia. Guess as many as you can.
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First submittedMarch 6, 2012
Times taken30,706
Average score24.5%
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Preposition
A
Abaft
Aboard
About
Above
Absent
Across
Afore
After
Against
Along
Alongside
Amid
Amidst
Among
Amongst
An
Preposition
Apropos
Around
As
Aside
Astride
At
Athwart
Atop
Barring
Before
Behind
Below
Beneath
Beside
Besides
Between
Betwixt
Preposition
Beyond
But
By
Circa
Concerning
Despite
Down
During
Except
Excluding
Failing
Following
For
From
Given
In
Including
Preposition
Inside
Into
Lest
Like
Mid
Midst
Minus
Modulo
Near
Next
Notwithstanding
Of
Off
On
Onto
Opposite
Out
Preposition
Outside
Over
Pace
Past
Per
Plus
Pro
Qua
Regarding
Round
Sans
Save
Since
Than
Through
Throughout
Till
Preposition
Times
To
Toward
Towards
Under
Underneath
Unlike
Until
Up
Upon
Versus
Via
Vice
With
Within
Without
Worth
41 Comments
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Level 44
Mar 6, 2012
Why isn't ahead a preposition if behind is?
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Level 41
Sep 2, 2012
Because you can't say "the motorcycle drove ahead the motorcade".
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Level 65
Nov 1, 2012
But you can say "the motorcycle drove next TO the motorcade", and you can say "the motorcycle drove ahead OF the motorcade"
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Level 39
Jan 18, 2021
Yes ahead isn’t the preposition it’s more like the adverb
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2012
OUCH...only 34
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Level 31
Mar 6, 2012
@BlendedCow

You can be behind a car (eg), but not ahead a car. It would be ahead of.

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Level 50
Mar 6, 2012
lol only got 16/102
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Level 52
Mar 6, 2012
"a" and "an" are articles, which are adjectives, not prepositions. For some reason, no two or three word prepositions seem to be included in the quiz, such as "in spite of" or "ahead of." These are called compound prepositions.
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Level 43
May 26, 2020
"A/an" can be used like "per". For example "X miles an hour".
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Level 23
Mar 9, 2012
Agree about "a" and "an" . . . why not "the"? Because they're not prepositions! Quite a few have been added since I was in the sixth grade. Including the French "sans". Why is that the only non-English word included?
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2018
When the doctor tells you to take your pills twice a day or when something costs a dime a dozen, "a" is a preposition. It means "per."
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Level 62
Mar 17, 2012
Wow. Guess I mostly thought of 'but' as a conjunction. And not really familiar w/ 'abaft'. Learned something today.
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Level 15
Apr 30, 2012
100/102? not bad...
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2020
You forgot to mention that you're ony 10 years old.
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Level 82
Apr 7, 2013
no left? right? close to? And how is A a preposition?
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2018
"A" and "an" are prepositions when they're used in the same sense as "per," as in "twice a day."
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Level 77
May 9, 2013
What about 'upside', as in 'upside ya head'?
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Level 89
Oct 7, 2019
I think you present a strong case.
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Level 22
Apr 9, 2014
i got 28!!!!!!
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Level 77
Jun 9, 2014
26% - my language doesn't have any prepositions so I am not sure I really get it at all :)
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2014
ha! I was thinking that I had done really badly... but I equalled 78% of test takers, so I guess I'm not the only one. =)
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Level 88
Oct 29, 2015
What the heck is modulo
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Level 46
Dec 28, 2018
Remainder after multiples of a given factor are removed. For example, 7 modulo 4 is 3, while 8 modulo 4 is 0, and 9 modulo 4 is 1...etc.
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2016
The way I started off was to think of a box and all of the different locations I could be in relation to it.
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2016
I would love to meet the 2% of test takers who got freaking modulo and qua.
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Level 60
May 24, 2016
Wouldn't "left" and "right" be considered prepositions?
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2018
No, because in order to use them as prepositions you have to pair them with "of." Like, you can be behind something, or before it, or around it, but you can't be right it. You have to be right OF it, so "of" is the actual preposition.
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Level 69
Jun 16, 2016
In 8th grade – which was, alas, a very, very long time ago – we had to memorize "all" of the prepositions. Frighteningly, I still remembered most of them, plus guessed several more… and still only got a 41! So, sorry Miss Holmes; I'm afraid your "complete" list was not so complete!
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Level 60
Oct 1, 2016
Thank goodness Spanish has 17 prepositions, but this is quite hard.
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Level 67
Oct 17, 2016
38/102 Good?
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Level 70
Oct 21, 2016
Dang, 32% and still get four points.
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2019
Same:)
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Level 28
Mar 5, 2018
Many of these are nouns, adjectives, participles, and adverbs rather than prepositions, and I believe there are some prepositions that are not included (unto, for example)
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2018
I think you're right that they may be some missing, but I'm pretty sure all of the ones listed are indeed prepositions, at least when used in the correct context.
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Level 21
Oct 29, 2018
Wow, I know these all in spanish, but in english it's tougher: 67/102
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Level 20
Jul 30, 2019
17/102... oops
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Level 70
Sep 10, 2019
Your source has changed and is now listing "next" as an archaic preposition, the same as "unto", among other changes. Are you planning an update?
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Level 70
Mar 19, 2020
could "half" be considered a preposition? And are multiple word prepositions not counted as prepositions in English? One of the first prepositions I learnt in English was "in front of" so I was a bit disappointed with it not being accepted here
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Level 43
Mar 5, 2022
I thought I knew what a preposition was, now I'm not sure at all
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Level 64
Mar 5, 2022
Some of these are seriously debatable as prepositions.

And what happened to *unto*?

I suggest you check with a reputable dictionary rather than Wiki

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Level 64
Mar 8, 2022
There is also OUTWITH, used in Scottish English a bit like OUTSIDE, but also in legalese (eg, this is outwith our remit)