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  1. Adverb or Preposition?

  2. What Part of Speech Are These Words? • About • Above • Around • Before • Behind • Below • Down • In • Inside • Near • Out • Outside • Over • Through • Up

  3. Adverb or Preposition? The following 15 words can be an adverb or preposition depending on how they are used in a sentence: • About • Above • Around • Before • Behind • Out • Outside • Over • Through • Up • Below • Down • In • Inside • Near

  4. Adverb or Preposition? A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition followed closely by a noun or pronoun (called the object of the preposition or OP). An adverbmodifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and tells… • When • Where • How • To what extent/degree • With what probability • How often • Under what condition

  5. Adverb or Preposition? To determine if a word is functioning as an adverb or preposition, use this test: See if there is a noun or pronoun that closely follows the word and answers who?or what? (which makes it the OP). If the answer is… • YES! Then the word is a PREPOSITION! • NO! Then the word is an ADVERB!

  6. Adverb or Preposition? Adverb, not a noun or pronoun The jogger ran by quickly. Adverb - because NO noun or pronoun (OP) follows it The jogger ran by my house quickly. noun preposition - because the noun house (which is the OP)follows it

  7. Adverb or Preposition? verb, not a noun or pronoun conjunction, not a noun or pronoun We walked around and shopped. Adverb - because NO noun or pronoun (OP) follows it We walked around the mall and shopped. preposition - because the noun mall (which is the OP)follows it

  8. Adverb or Preposition? Jane was running behindthe bus. preposition - because the noun bus(which is the OP) follows it Jane was running behind. adverb - because NO noun or pronoun (OP) follows it.

  9. Adverb or Preposition? We ducked inside to get out of the rain. adverb - because NO noun or pronoun (OP) closely follows it We ducked inside the store to get out of the rain. preposition - because the noun store(which is the OP) follows it.