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Transcript of Preposition Island
There is a prize waiting for you at the marked "x"; to attain this prize, follow the white path!
"We're off to find the treasure! The wonderful prepositional gold!" What is a preposition? link nouns or pronouns to other words in the sentence (objects) Prepositions: Jack Sparrow eludes from the local Mexican fishermen. ? What are some examples of prepositions? Here's a short list: about
upon Skipper Gilligan Mrs. Howell Professor Hinkley Mary Ann Summers Ginger Mr. Howell Commonly misused Prepositions: A Let's get down to business! between vs. among different from vs.
different than between: two people/things
among: more than two people/things different from: used most often
different than: avoid AWKS-ness, usually followed by a clause *clause = subject + predicate B 1. To Chuck, Wilson is different from other volleyballs.
2. To Chuck, Wilson is different than other volleyballs. Spot the Correct Sentence! Spot the Correct Sentence! 1. A tense relationship was shared between Ralph and Jack.
2. A tense relationship was shared among Ralph and Jack. Let's get down to more business! Prepositional Phrases is a phrase that starts with a preposition and finishes with a noun or pronoun;
can be used as adjective or adverb Nim was stranded on an island. A Let's get down to business...for the last time! *Psych! ...there's another one after this! B Let's get down to business for the last time! for reals! The seal and Nim swam toward the island. (adverb)
The water around the island was lukewarm. (adjective) Skip a few... then another... and some more... and we're there! CHEESE GALORE!!! #1: noun/pronoun
#3: object Visual Representation of the Importance of Prepositions ? ? #1-3 #1-4 #1-4 #1-2 Now for your (real) prize...