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Advanced Prepositions Gap Fill/Multiple Choice Exercise

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From and To Prepositions Gap Fill/Multiple Choice

Look at the following example question:
 
The development of transportation is a story of permament innovation _________ the invention of the wheel _______ the development of spaceships.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
The correct answer is c. 
 
From indicates the time or place where something begins.
  • She walked away from the shop.
  • I have been studying English from when I was a small child.

When used for time, it is roughly synonymous with 'since'.

To indicates the time or place where something ends up.
  • She walked to the bus stop.
  • We went to France last year.

When used for time, it is like 'until'.

 
 
Look at the questions below and decide whether they should use from, to or another word.
 
  1. Tomorrow I am leaving home at 9am to go to school.  I will go straight  there  the gym at 3.
  2. I have been at home  last night up  now.
  3.  I left my friend's house, I went  work.
  4. When I got  the bus stop I had to wait  twenty minutes,  2.25 until 2.45.  There were 5 people waiting  me.
  5. When the train went  the tunnel, everything went dark.
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Now try the multiple choice ones below.
 
1.  ________ the discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming won the Nobel Prize for medicine.  He deserved this ____ his discovery had helped so many people.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
 
2. When Christopher Columbus sailed _____ Portugal _____ South America, he actually intended to reach India.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
 
3. I went for a walk ________ my mother.  We went _______ the shops and the museum, to the park.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
 
4. Since he began to campaign ____ office in 2007, Barack Obama has proved himself to be a formidable opponent _______ the world stage.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
 
5. Go ________ the door to your right, and if you keep walking straight ahead, you will be going _____ the right direction.
 
a) with/by
b) for/on
c) from/to
d) after/as
e) through/in
 
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