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Title: Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases


1
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • 8-13-12

2
What is a preposition?
  • A word that shows the relationship of a noun or
    pronoun to another word.

3
  • Aboard
  • About across
  • After
  • Against
  • Along
  • Among
  • Around
  • as
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • Beneath
  • Beside
  • Between
  • beyond
  • By
  • Down
  • During
  • Into
  • Like
  • Near
  • next to
  • Of
  • Off
  • On
  • Out
  • Out of
  • Over
  • Past
  • Since
  • Through
  • Throughout
  • Till
  • To
  • Toward
  • Under
  • Underneath

4
Examples
  • My brother ran into the tree.
  • My brother ran around the tree.
  • My brother ran behind the tree.
  • I talked during the class.
  • I talked after the class.
  • I talked before the class.

5
Knock Once Describe the room using
prepositions. Write to someone that is blind and
explain where things in the classroom are located.
6
Prepositional Phrases
  • Preposition noun/pronoun prepositional
    phrase.
  • The noun or pronoun are also called the object of
    the preposition.

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Examples
  • Carter got picked up down the street.
  • -- the noun STREET is the object of the
    preposition DOWN.
  • Suzy hopped in front of us.
  • -- the pronoun US is the object of the
    preposition IN FRONT.

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  • You can find the cafeteria right by the school
    library.
  • The baseball sailed right over the tall fence.
  • Crazy Evan took his math test with a bright green
  • crayon.
  • Use the ladder that is leaning against the wall.
  • There was a big battle at this location centuries
    ago.
  • The papers fell to the floor.
  • The mouse ran quickly but quietly along the
    hallways edge.
  • The balloon floated gently over the valley.
  • The bullet went right through the thick wooden
    door.
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