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Prepositions

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  1. Prepositions • Definition: Words that RELATE a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Prepositions The paint on the canvas is dry. • The preposition ON shows a relationship between the noun PAINT and the noun CANVAS.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Homework • Worksheet 