'By or Until?' Quiz

This is a intermediate-level quiz containing 15 multichoice questions from our 'prepositions' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

By or Until?

Exercise Instructions: Two words that are often confused by learners. Test your knowledge here.

Q1 - I'll keep phoning ____ you pay me.
Q2 - It's open from 7am ____ 5pm.
Q3 - It must be finished ____ Friday afternoon.
Q4 - She'll be staying at the hotel ____ Friday.
Q5 - She'll be here at five, ___ which time you mustn't leave the room.
Q6 - I'll be ready ____ the time you get here.
Q7 - I'll stay here ____ five o'clock.
Q8 - She'll be here at five, ___ which time I expect you to have finished the work
Q9 - I'll have it ready ____ four o'clock at the latest.
Q10 - ____ the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be getting up.
Q11 - We’d better wait ____ Tony's here.
Q12 - She had promised to be back ____ five o'clock.
Q13 - The application must be in ____ the 1st.
Q14 - Don't move ____ I tell you.
Q15 - Once he starts a decorating job he won't stop ____ it's finished.

Printable Worksheet

Instructions: Two words that are often confused by learners. Test your knowledge here.

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Q1 - I'll keep phoning ____ you pay me.
 
by
 
until
Q2 - It's open from 7am ____ 5pm.
 
by
 
until
Q3 - It must be finished ____ Friday afternoon.
 
by
 
until
Q4 - She'll be staying at the hotel ____ Friday.
 
by
 
until
Q5 - She'll be here at five, ___ which time you mustn't leave the room.
 
by
 
until
Q6 - I'll be ready ____ the time you get here.
 
by
 
until
Q7 - I'll stay here ____ five o'clock.
 
by
 
until
Q8 - She'll be here at five, ___ which time I expect you to have finished the work
 
by
 
until
Q9 - I'll have it ready ____ four o'clock at the latest.
 
by
 
until
 
Either could be used here.
Q10 - ____ the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be getting up.
 
By
 
Until
Q11 - We’d better wait ____ Tony's here.
 
by
 
until
Q12 - She had promised to be back ____ five o'clock.
 
by
 
until
Q13 - The application must be in ____ the 1st.
 
by
 
until
Q14 - Don't move ____ I tell you.
 
by
 
until
Q15 - Once he starts a decorating job he won't stop ____ it's finished.
 
by
 
until

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