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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases. What is a preposition?. A preposition is a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence. The girls are playing in the yard . ( in shows the relationship between girls and yard ).

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    1. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    2. What is a preposition? • A preposition is a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence. The girls are playing in the yard. (in shows the relationship between girls and yard)

    3. Prepositional Phrase • A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition, its object, and any modifiers of the object.

    4. Object of the preposition • The object of the preposition is the noun or pronoun following the preposition. Rome is the capital ofItaly.

    5. Beware of adverbs • In order for a word to actually be a preposition, it must have an object. We walked around the city streets. • If the preposition-like word does NOT have an object, it’s just an adverb. We spent the day walking around.

    6. Above Over Around After Behind On By Beside Near Inside Before Against Through Past Under Below Beneath

    7. And then there’s some tricky ones… about as down between during except along beyond for among despite from in into of like off out to toward until up with without

    8. The plane finally landed in Rome. The plane finally landed inRome.

    9. I had actually reached the city of my dreams. I had actually reached the city of my dreams.

    10. I gazed out the window as we taxied closer. I gazed out the window as we taxied closer

    11. Was that the Coliseum I saw to the right? Was that the Coliseum I saw to the right?

    12. I imagined Julius Ceasar marching with his troops. I imagined Julius Ceasar marching with his troops.

    13. During the next few days, I would explore the city. During the next few days, I would explore the city.

    14. Practice • down the river • into left field • on the buffalo • in his laboratory • from dried animal skins • from the Persian language • off the coast, ofFlorida • through his magnifying glass • behind the clouds • In the morning, outside my window

    15. Writing with Prepositional Phrases Our hotel is across the river. Our hotel is behind the clock tower.