Name one prepositional phrase
Common prepositions include: at, in, on, under, of, by, and for. Prepositional phrases are groups of words that start with a preposition and end with a noun. They are used to describe the relationship between two words in a sentence.
Understanding Prepositional Phrases
There are over 150 prepositions in the English language, many of which are used in everyday speech. Prepositions can also be used to indicate location, direction, or time. For example, “I’m going to the store at 8pm” uses the prepositions “to” & “at” to indicate location, direction, and time.
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Check out some common prepositions:
If it fits in the 🐿️"squirrel sentence,"🐿️ it's probably a preposition: above, across, between, over, under, through, into...
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Work with your shoulder partner. Can you give an example of a sentence with a prepositional phrase and explain how it functions within the sentence?
What is a prepositional phrase?
- A group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun
- A type of verb
- An adjective describing the subject
Brain break: Draw a smiling orange holding a megaphone and shouting the word "YAY!"
The preposition in a prepositional phrase always come before which part of speech?
- Noun or pronoun
'In front of', 'behind', 'underneath' are examples of what type of word?
What is the function of a prepositional phrase in a sentence?
- To modify verb, adverb or adjective
- To show relationship between two things
- To act as subject
What is the preposition in the following sentence? Type it in the box. Mrs. Hart drank Prime Energy on Thursday.
Extension Question! What is the object of the preposition in this sentence: The cat jumped on top of the table.
What is the difference between a preposition and a prepositional phrase? Give an example of each.