[Grammar] In / at / during / on a survival test

Buddy42

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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
 

emsr2d2

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Out of curiosity, what made you come up with this question?
 

Buddy42

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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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"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".
 
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