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Title: Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases


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Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases
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The Ball and the Box
Remember A preposition generally shows
proximity, time, or place. In class, we did the
Ball and the Box routine. The ball is above
the box. Above is the preposition in the
sentence.
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Prepositional Phrase
  • What is the purpose of a prepositional phrase?
  • To show the relationship between two nouns.
  • EX The dog is under the porch.
  • The dog is under the porch.

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Prepositions come in phrases
  • The dog is under the porch.
  • Prepositions consist of two essential pieces
  • The preposition
  • The object of the preposition

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Prepositions come in phrases
  • The dog is under the porch.
  • The object of the preposition
  • A noun that relates back to another noun in the
    sentence.
  • Almost always follows after the preposition

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Where are the prepositional phrases
  • Prepositional phrases can come at any point in
    the sentence.
  • Under the porch, the dog was growling loudly.
  • The dog was growling loudly under the porch.

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How to tell the difference?
  • Adverbial phrases
  • Describe a verb, adverb, or an adjective.
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Show proximity, location, time, and links two
    objects.

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Examples!
  • Adverbial Phrase
  • Prepositional Phrase
  • Tony decided to move to Pittsburg in June last
    year.
  • Darcy can build a card pyramid in less than a
    minute.
  • The book on the bathroom floor is swollen from
    shower steam.
  • The note from Beverly confessed that she had
    eaten the leftover pizza.
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