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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

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Transcript of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
What is a Preposition?

Prepositional Phrases
A basic prepositional phrase consists of a
preposition
along with an
object
of the preposition.
A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to the rest of the sentence. The noun or pronoun is called the
object of the preposition.
Prepositions show us: Time, Place, Direction, or Condition
Prepositions
Time:
After

Place:
Under

Direction:
Through

More prepositions
Through
To
Toward
In
Inside
concerning
considering
despite
down
during
except
excepting
excluding
Prepositions
Prepositions, Everywhere
Here we go
Harry Potter flew.
The
object
of the preposition can appear in many forms such as a noun, pronoun, noun clause, or gerund.
For our purposes, we will be looking at prepositional phrases with nouns as the
object
of the preposition.
You see prepositional phrases every day!



*They allow us to make sentences longer and far
more detailed
We can do better
Harry Potter flew.
So what?
Where?
How?
Harry Potter flew
through
the
air

The preposition
through
shows us where he was flying.
Air is a noun, and the
object
of the preposition.
Mario jumped
over
the
box
Examples
The princess
from
the
castle
fired an arrow
into
the
target
.

You tell me
Anna kicked the soccer ball into the goal.
Percy Jackson fell down the hill and into the rushing water.
Hatchet
Simba is the king of the lions.
Minecraft was called the best puzzle game
of
the
year
During the game, David kicked the football through the goalpost
David kicked the football
Without Prepositional Phrases
Harry Potter flew
through
the
air
How to find a preposition
Subject:
Verb:
Preposition:
Object of Preposition:

Subject:
Verb:
Preposition:
Object of Preposition:
Subject:
Verb:
Preposition:
Object of Preposition:
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