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Prepositional Phrases. Function and use in sentences. . Prepositional Phrases. Group of words that begins with a preposition and usually ends with a noun or pronoun , called the object of the preposition. I will meet you at the movie.

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Prepositional phrases

Prepositional Phrases

Function and use in sentences.


Prepositional phrases1

Prepositional Phrases

  • Group of words that begins with a preposition and usually ends with a noun or pronoun, called the object of the preposition.

    • I will meet you at the movie.

  • Prep. Phrases might occur in a series and may have more than one object.

    • My skis sped down the hill over the cliff into the river.

    • We sent invitations to Jack, Ken, and Renee.


Common prepositions

Common Prepositions


Functions of prep phrases

Functions of Prep. Phrases

  • Can function as an adjective or an adverb in a sentence.

    • ADJECTIVES – Modify nouns and pronouns

    • ADVERBS – Modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs


Adjective phrases

Adjective phrases

  • Describe a noun or pronoun.

  • Answer the questions:

    • Which one?

    • What kind?

    • How many?

      • The man with the beard is my dad.

      • I bought a chest for my tools.


Adverb phrases

Adverb phrases

  • Modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

  • Answer the questions:

    • How?

    • Where?

    • Why?

    • When?

    • To what extent?

  • Adverbs are movable!


Adverb phrases1

Adverb phrases

  • She overcame evil with kindness.

  • I jumped into the water.

  • For many years, I was afraid to talk.

  • During the summer, the rainfall was heavy.


Rules for prep phrases

Rules for prep. phrases

  • Prep Phrase at the beginning of the sentence (introductory clause)

    • Automatically Adverb

  • Phrase follows the subject

    • Automatically Adjective

  • Phrase follows the verb, adjective, or adverb

    • Automatically Adverb

  • If it can be moved, it is an ADVERB. ADJECTIVE phrases cannot move.


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