She ran ______ the path and ______ the steps and ______ her house.


a) from/into/into

b) along/towards/into

c) along/up/into

d) by/on/into

e) in/next to/near


I am confused between b) and c)

Reason: In the second fill up I think towards should be there because it indicates in the direction of which correlates with the sentence

I found the meaning of up also that correlates in the sentence is:

"from a lower to a higher point on (something); upward along: she climbed up a flight of steps."

Can Anyone guide me how to approach the problem?

  • "c" is correct as up refers to the movement.
    – 1010
    Nov 9, 2015 at 8:32
  • I personally prefer running down the path. Let's see what our native speakers have got to say.
    – Caroffrey
    Dec 9, 2015 at 10:28

3 Answers 3


There's a problem with this question, and these kind of tests. Any of the five choices make grammatical sentences in English.

One can argue that C is the best answer, as it talks about one action of running:

"run along the path, up the steps and into one's house."

But B is not incorrect, as one can

"run along the path, towards the steps and into one's house."

Maybe the steps are a landmark that shows the direction of the house.

Likewise, A, D and E do not make ungrammatical sentences. But one assumes they are not examples of the kind of sentence and use of prepositions that the test is testing.


you can split the sentence into few phrase:
1, she ran along the path; 2, she climbbed up the steps; 3, she got into her house;

Aparently, her house is built few steps above the pavement.


c) is correct in this case. If she ran along the path towards the steps, it implies that she may have stopped when she reached the bottom of the steps.

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