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  1. Prepositions November 19, 2009

  2. Warm- up- Label P-OP • Rita cooks dinner in the kitchen. • Jenny plays monopoly with her friends on the weekend. • I am so excited to hear the projects on poets in class today.

  3. What is a preposition? • A word that tells about a noun. A preposition is always part of a phrase.

  4. What are some examples of prepositions? • in, of , to, on , about, below, above, like, from, without, by, off, near, with.

  5. What are the parts of a prepositional phrase? • POP- P is for preposition OP- The object of the Preposition • The object of the preposition is the noun or pronoun following the preposition

  6. Identify the Prepositional phrases • Name the preposition- read out the phrase. • Some have more than one. • Refer to your worksheet from yesterday.

  7. The librarian took from her desk a new edition of one of the classics. • The librarian took from her desk a new edition of oneof the classics.

  8. It was placed in the display case in the corner of the library. It was placed in the display casein the cornerof the library.

  9. Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in the library. • Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in the library.

  10. One story about magic appears in our literature book. • One story about magic appears in our literature book.

  11. This story contains clues to the solution of the mystery. • This story contains clues to the solutionof the mystery.

  12. I have read many stories by Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes. • I have read many stories by Arthur Conan Doyleabout Sherlock Holmes.

  13. A wall of ancient Pompeii was discovered accidentally by an ordinary peasant. • A wall of ancient Pompeii was discovered accidentally by an ordinary peasant.

  14. I ran in the hallway of the school. • I ran in the hallwayof the school.

  15. I love to read and write stories in my free time. • I love to read and write stories in my free time.

  16. Do you know the answer of that question? • Do you know the answer of that question?

  17. My favorite song is played on guitar. • My favorite song is played on guitar.

  18. I am going to talk to him in this classroom . • I am going to talk to himin this classroom.

  19. He loves to wear hats on Friday! • He loves to wear hats on Friday!

  20. The continent Africa is by a large ocean. • The continent Africa is by a large ocean.

  21. My favorite places to study are at the library and in my room. • My favorite places to study are at the library and in my room.

  22. Now identify the POP! • What is the preposition? • What is the object of the preposition?

  23. P- On OP- Sundays • On Sundays I watch T.V.

  24. P- At, from OP-midnight, dream • At midnight I woke up from a bad dream.

  25. P-in OP- morning • Mrs. Tucker drinks coffee in the morning.

  26. P- below OP- sand • She hid the treasure below the sand.

  27. P- across OP- field • Gage kicked the soccerball across the field.

  28. P- like OP- Poe • Many famous poets, like Poe, lived tragic and sad lives.

  29. P- With OP- Bobby • Betty baked cookies with Bobby.

  30. P- About OP- Dragons • I want to write a story about dragons.

  31. P- without OP- Pencil • She came to class without a pencil.

  32. P- To OP- Beach • I am going to the beach tomorrow.

  33. P- Beside OP- House • The shooting star fell beside my house.

  34. Block 2 & 4 Vocabulary Packets • Idioms from Packet 2

  35. Achilles’ heel • a small fault in a person or system which might cause them to fail • Ex. As a team they're strong on attack but they have a weak defence that might prove to be their Achilles' heel.

  36. Act of God • a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events; • Ex. "he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"

  37. Add insult to injury • to make a bad situation worse; to hurt the feelings of a person who has already been hurt. • First, the basement flooded, and then, to add insult to injury, a pipe burst in the kitchen.

  38. As the crow flies • if the distance between two places is measured as the crow flies, it is measured as a straight line between the two places • Our farm is only five miles from town as the crow flies, but the winding roads mean we have to drive nearly eight miles to get there.

  39. All your eggs in one basket • to make everything dependent on only one thing; to place all one's resources in one place, account, etc. • I recommend you save your projects in at least two places and not to put all your eggs in one basket.