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Exercise : Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to)

Complete the following sentences with the correct preposition:

to, toward, on, onto, in, or into. Some sentences may have more than one possible correct answer. Remember that a few verbs of motion take only "on" rather than "onto."

1. Anna has returned ______ her home town.

2. The dog jumped ______ the lake.

3. Are the boys still swimming ______ the pool?

4. Thomas fell ______ the floor.

5. The plane landed ______ the runway.

6. We drove _____ the river for an hour but turned north before we reached it.

7. The kids climbed ______ the monkey bars.

8. Joanna got ______ Fred's car.

9. The baby spilled his cereal ______ the floor.

10. We cried to the man on the ladder, "Hang ______!"

11. I went ______ the gym.

12. Matthew and Michelle moved the table ______ the dining room.

13. Allan left your keys ______ the table.

14. Dr. Karper apologized for interrupting us and told us to carry ______ with our discussion.

15. I walk ______ the amusement park.

16. Pat drove Mike ______ the airport.

17. Glenn almost fell ______ the river.

18. The waitress noticed that there was no more Diet Pepsi ______ Marty's glass.

19. Lee and Sarah took the bus that was heading ______ the university.

20. Mary Sue jumped ______ the stage and danced.

Answer: Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to)

Correct prepositions are in italics. 

1. Anna has returned to her home town.

2. The dog jumped in / into the lake.

3. Are the boys still swimming in the pool?

4. Thomas fell on / onto the floor.

5. The plane landed on the runway.

6. We drove toward the river for an hour but turned north before we reached it.

7. The kids climbed on / onto the monkey bars.

8. Joanna got in / into Fred's car.

9. The baby spilled his cereal on the floor.

10. We cried to the man on the ladder, "Hang on!"

11. I went to the gym.

12. Matthew and Michelle moved the table into the dining room.

13. Allan left your keys on the table.

14. Dr. Karper apologized for interrupting us and told us to carry on with our discussion.

15. I walk to the amusement park.

16. Pat drove Mike to the airport.

17. Glenn almost fell in / into the river.

18. The waitress noticed that there was no more Diet Pepsi in Marty's glass.

19. Lee and Sarah took the bus that was heading toward the university.

20. Mary Sue jumped on / onto the stage and danced.

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