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Prepositions

Lesson on Prepositions and Prepositional phrases
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Jess Fischer

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of Prepositions

What are prepositions? Words Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Prepositional
Phrases Double click to crop it if necessary (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Prepositions are words that link nouns, pronouns, and phrases to other words in a sentence.
A preposition is a word that shows direction, time, or location. Object The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition On The book is on the desk. Beneath The book is beneath the desk. Against The book was leaning against the desk. Beside The book is beside the desk. During She read the book during class. of
off
on
onto
opposite
outside
over
out with
within
without than
through
to
toward
towards before
behind
below
beneath
beside
besides
between
beyond
but
by Inside the store Outside the house Despite the rain about
across
after
against
along
among
around
as
at down
during
for
from
in
like
near past
toward
under
until
up Some Compound Prepositions... ahead of
along with
aside from
because of due to
in addition to
in front of
in spite of More examples of Prepositional Phrases:
1. Jane fell on the floor. (direction)
2. He retired after his seventieth birthday. (time)
3. The girl is standing beside her mother. (location)
4. The students finished the English exam within an hour. (time) a preposition can never stand alone: it must always be contained within a phrase (a group of words) called a prepositional phrase
A prepositional phrase is
a group of words that
begins with a preposition
and ends with a noun or a
pronoun Prepositional Phrase i.e.: She is filled
(prep)(o) (o)
with fear and worry. Compound Prepositions Compound prepositions are prepositions that are composed of two or more words
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