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Prepositions!

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Adeline Milenthal

on 15 October 2014

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Prepositions!
Introduction
A preposition is a word which precedes a noun to show the noun's relationship to another word in the sentence.
Role of a Preposition
Prepositions are important when constructing sentences. A preposition sits with a noun to show the noun's relationship to another word in the sentence.
Example:
It is a
container

for

butter
.
The preposition
"for"
shows the relationship between
butter
and
container
.

The eagle
soared

above

the clouds
.
The preposition
"above"
shows the relationship between
clouds
and
soared
.
Common Preposition Mistakes...
Can you end a sentence with a preposition?

Yes and no.
Try to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition.
This is not really a rule, but lots of people think it is.
So, to ensure you don't annoy your readers, just avoid the situation.
The Prepositional Phrase
What is the group of words that start with the preposition called?

The Prepositional Phrase

Example:
He was writing
to

the mayor
.
He was writing
to the mayor
.

"
To the mayor
" is the prepositional phrase.

Conclusion

Object of the Preposition:
The words that follow a preposition are called "the object of the preposition" (the noun is usually the object)

Examples:
The cat ran
under

the car
.
The words
"the car"
are the object of the preposition
"under"

Can you give this parcel
to

him
tomorrow?
The word
"him"
is the object of the preposition
"to"
.
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