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    In / at / during / on a survival test

    Dear teachers,

    I'm looking for as many correct prepositions preceding the noun "survival test" as possible in the sentence below:

    Since Sarah was barefoot

    a) in
    b) at
    c) during
    d) on

    her survival test in the wilderness, she cut her feet a lot.

    Are all of them correct? If not, why not?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: In / at / during / on a survival test

    Out of curiosity, what made you come up with this question?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In / at / during / on a survival test

    It's taken from a gap filling exercise on prepositions I came across yesterday. The key says that "during" is the only possible preposition here.
    By the way, don't we talk about "a test of survival" instead of "survival test"?

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    Re: In / at / during / on a survival test

    "Survival test" is absolutely fine. It's no different from "English test", "driving test" etc.

    I agree with the key. However, I would accept "on her survival test" too. Neither "in" nor "at" work. I would use either "during" or "for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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