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2013-2014. Prepositions and prepositional Phrases. What is a preposition?. A preposition is a word that relates a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence The paint on the canvas will dry slowly.

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    1. 2013-2014 Prepositions and prepositional Phrases

    2. What is a preposition? • A preposition is a word that relates a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence • The paint on the canvas will dry slowly. • The word on is a preposition because it shows the relationship of the nouns ‘paint’ and ‘canvas’

    3. Prepositions • The paint on the canvas will dry slowly. • What are the nouns or pronouns in the sentence? • paint and canvas • How are they related? • the paint is on the canvas

    4. Prepositions • The dog jumped over the hurdle. • Nouns? • Dog and hurdle • How are the dog and hurdle related? • The dog jumped OVER the hurdle.

    5. Squirrel and Tree Example

    6. What is a prepositional phrase? • A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun, which is called the object of the preposition. • Michelangelo was born in a small town. • In is the preposition and town is the object of the preposition.

    7. Wait, what?!

    8. Prepositional Phrases/Object of the Preposition • Ms. Christie spilled spaghetti on her new white shirt. • Ms. Christie spilled spaghetti on her new white shirt. • Ms. Christie spilled spaghetti on her new white shirt. PREPOSITION WORDS OBJECT OF PREP.

    9. Prepositional Phrases/Object of PrepositionsMs. Christie spilled spaghetti on her new white shirt. On her new white shirt.

    10. Prepositional Phrases/Object of Prepositions • Matt Kronsbein danced throughout the room. • Matt Kronsbein danced throughout the room. • Matt Kronsbein danced throughout the room. • Matt Kronsbein danced throughout the room. throughout the room

    11. A’s • About • Above • Across • After • Against • Along • Among • Around • At

    12. B’s • Before • Behind • Below • Beneath • Besides • Beside • Between • Beyond • But • By

    13. C’s-L’s • Concerning • Down • During • Except • For • From • In • Inside • Into • Like

    14. N’s-S’s • Near • Of • Off • On • Out • Outside • Over • Past • Since

    15. T’s-W’s • Through • Throughout • To • Toward • Under • Until • Up • Upon • With • Within • Without

    16. Compound Prepositions • According to In spite of • Across from Instead of • Along with On account of • Aside from On top of • Because of • Far from • In front of • In place of

    17. Grammar Girl to the Rescue! • Grammar Girl Podcast • http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/prepositions?page=all