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Prepositions. Definition: Words that RELATE a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence. Prepositions. I swam to the raft. I swam under the raft. I swam around the raft. I swam near the raft. I swam from the raft. I swam past the raft.

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Prepositions

Prepositions

  • Definition:

    Words that RELATE a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence


Prepositions1

Prepositions

I swam to the raft.

I swam under the raft.

I swam around the raft.

I swam near the raft.

I swam from the raft.

I swam past the raft.

Notice how the prepositions change the RELATIONSHIP between swam and raft.


Commonly used prepositions

Commonly Used Prepositions

  • About

  • Above

  • Across

  • Among

  • Around

  • At

  • Between

  • By

  • During

  • For

  • From

  • Into

  • Like

  • Near

  • Of

  • Off

  • On

  • Out

  • Since

  • Through

  • To

  • Upon

  • With


Prepositions2

Prepositions

The paint on the canvas is dry.

  • The preposition ON shows a relationship between

    the noun PAINT and the noun CANVAS.


Compound prepositions

Compound Prepositions

  • A preposition can consist of more than one word.

    Use acrylic paints instead of oils.

    • The compound preposition INSTEAD OF shows a relationship between

      the noun PAINTS and the noun OILS.


Commonly used compound prepositions

Commonly Used Compound Prepositions

  • According to

  • Across from

  • Along with

  • Aside from

  • Because of

  • Far from

  • In front of

  • In place of

  • In spite of

  • Instead of

  • On account of

  • On top of


Prepositional phrase

Prepositional Phrase

  • Definition:

    GROUP of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun

    The paint on the canvas is dry.

    Use acrylic paints instead of oils.

    I swam under the raft.


Object of the preposition

Object of the Preposition

  • Definition:

    the noun or pronoun which ends a prepositional phrase

    prep object

    The paint on the canvas is dry.

    cmpd prep object

    Use acrylic paints instead of oils.

    Prep object

    I swam under the raft.


Preposition or adverb

Preposition or Adverb?

  • The OBJECT is the key.

    • An adverb does not have an object. Adverbs only modify.

    • A preposition always has an object.

      Jerry met me outside.

      adverb

      Jerry met me outside the library.

      prep object


Let s practice label the preposition and its object

Let’s Practice: label the preposition and its object.

  • Did you see her at the game?

  • The line starts behind him.

  • I will see you at the movies!

  • After the dance, we ordered pizza.


Homework

Homework

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