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Breaking Down the Preamble: Understanding the Parts of Speec

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DJuana Davis

on 4 October 2013

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Understanding Prepositions and the United States Preamble.
What are Parts of Speech?
Prepositions are words used to help explain something.
They link nouns, pronouns, and phrases to other words in a sentence.
It will always precede the noun(or pronoun) and helps to show the noun's( or the pronoun's) relationship to other words.
Examples of Tricky Prepositions:
Except and Accept:
Except is a preposition/Accept is a verb and shows action.
Making the Connection
After learning about prepositions, we will use our new knowledge to find prepositions in the United States of America's Preamble. But first we will learn about the Preamble.
Parts of speech are words broken down into categories or groups determined by the function of each word.
We have discussed nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Today we will learn about prepositions.

Can someone give me an example of one of the parts of speech we already know?
-The book is
the table.
-The teacher
the door.
-Come inside and sit
your chairs.
Preposition video
Prepositions can become confusing when words look and sound alike.
Tricky Prepositions
Past and Passed:
Passed is a verb and shows action but past can be a preposition, adjective, adverb, or noun.
What is the United States Preamble?
The Preamble is the very first part of the constitution and gives a preview of the overall purpose of the constitution and how it should help the people of the United States of America continue to grow.
Read or listen to your copy of the preamble at a level 1...
What are some prepositions found in the United States preamble?

*Make sure you recognize the nouns the preposition is preceding.
You may think, Pair, Share or work alone and Circle every noun, verb, or adjective following prepositions or prepositional phrases with a
or black.
Circle every preposition with a
blue pen
Finish the following questions by completing your designated quiz to the best of your ability. Each quiz addresses the following questions:
What is a preposition?
Write a sentence using a preposition.
What should a preposition come before in a sentence?
What is the United States Preamble?
Write one sentence to include in a class preamble(make sure you use a preposition and noun).
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Preamble Broken Down

To understand what the preamble is saying we must first break it down.

We the people
the United States (noun),

in order to
(prepositional phrase connecting to to verbs):
more perfect Union,
Establish justice,
Insure domestic tranquility,
the common defense,
Promote the general welfare,
And secure the blessings
liberty(noun)to ourselves and our prosperity.
Do ordain and establish this Constitution
the United States of America (noun).

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