To improve English level, apart from a rich variety of vocabularies and sentence structures, the use of preposition plays a vital role as well. Do you want to know how good is your English? Do you want to talk like a native speaker? Let’s try the following test to see if you would make those common mistakes while using preposition or not!

 

Marry

I am getting married      Johnson this summer.

  1. with
  2. to
  3. X

Answer: B, as ‘get marry’ needs to follow by ‘to’ as preposition and there is no ‘marry with’ in English.

 

Wait

I am waiting       you in the library.

  1. with
  2. to
  3. for

Answer: C, when the word ‘ wait’ is linking up with somebody/ something, it should be followed by ‘for’ as preposition.

 

Depend

It depends     your choice. Do you prefer to go to the beach or stay at home?

  1. on
  2. in
  3. of

Answer: A, when the word ‘depend’ is linking up with somebody/something, it should be followed by ‘on’ as preposition, instead of ‘in’ / ‘of’ .

 

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Arrive

He arrived    Japan last Saturday.

  1. at
  2. on
  3. in

Answer: C, when the word ‘arrive’ is connecting with a country / city, ‘in’ should be used. And if it is linking up with the airport / station / restaurant, usually ‘at’ should be added as preposition.

 

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