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For, example, let's consider I am a questioner at a certain blog.

I am wondering which preposition I should use when I ask a kind of question below.

I would like to make a questions (to potential readers), like, "Choose the inappropriate synonym or antonym that does NOT match with the word on the question or of the question" (The word on the question or of the question is described before the sentence above.)

I am personally guessing of would be correct. Am I right about this?

And then also, is there any case in which we could use the preposition on? If there were, kindly advise me.

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  • I can't tell what "the word on/of the question" is. Do you mean one of the words in the question (any single word contained in the question)? Then it would be "a word".
    – user3169
    Aug 21, 2016 at 3:03
  • Thank you for your swift comment. I mean, I am asking a question ( so that the readers need to choose the inappropriate answer. ), What I mean, is, when I ask such a question, will you confirm if I should use the preposition "of" ( which is, the question from me )? For example ( continued )
    – user17814
    Aug 21, 2016 at 3:07
  • I am asking a question such as this, **Now, choose the inappropriate antonym or synonym that does NOT match the words of the questions. 1.Antonym Question Word : extraordinary A.
    – user17814
    Aug 21, 2016 at 3:09
  • I am having a mile uneasiness if the preposition "of" is correct in such a case above...Thank you for your comment.
    – user17814
    Aug 21, 2016 at 3:10
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    @KentaroTomono The answer is in. In, In, In. See the answer below. Your sentence, properly composed, is: Choose the inappropriate synonym or antonym that does NOT match with the word in the question. (This is true in the sense you intended; however, your sentence is so phrased that a correct answer requires not only inappropriateness but also that it match the word, and thus a correct answer cannot exist.) Aug 21, 2016 at 5:45

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Since there is a question is given ahead of time the appropriate preposition is

in
Choose the inappropriate synonym or antonym that does NOT match with the word in the question.

For example

Q1. happy 1) laughing 2) crying 3) smiling 4) glad

"happy" (the word in the question) is neither "on" nor "of" the question, but "in" Q1.

You can have a

question on something
question of something

but not

something on a question
something of a question

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