What is a preposition? • A word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in the sentence • They indicate direction, position, time, or location.
Preposition Examples Location above below over under among between in front of behind next to with in the middle of on in at Time at on by before from since for during to until after Action and Movement at by from into on onto off out of
A Bee Flies __________ the Bottle. over toward from under beyond between around below out of beside across through
Sentence Examples • Your math book is underneath your coat. • underneath • I hit the ball over the net. • over • They live near the airport. • near • Follow the path to the treasure. • to • I bought the Wii game for you. • for
You try… Snoop hid under the bed. Behind the boxes is where you’ll find him. Does he think I can’t find him under the bed? He tried to run from me. I chased him around the room until he stopped.
Snoop hid under the bed. Behind the boxes is where you’ll find him. Does he think I can’t find him under the bed? He tried to run from me. I chased him around the roomuntil he stopped.
What is a prepositional phrase? • A phrase that begins with a preposition, ends with the object of the preposition, and includes any words that modify the object. • They will picnic (by the river). • The cake was decorated (with twelve candles).
How do I find the object of the preposition? • It’s the noun or pronoun that follows the preposition and tells “what?” • The key is under the rug. • Under what? - rug • to my uncle • between the lines • until next spring • with twigs and grass to what? - uncle between what? - lines until what? - spring with what? - twigs, grass
Sentence Examples • Birds chirped noisily among the branches. • Joey just did a cannonball into the lake. • No one may enter without a ticket. • Look at the parrot with the green mohawk. • (at the parrot) (with the mohawk) PREP OP PREP OP PREP OP PREP OP PREP OP
Preposition I Spy Above the whiteboard is where you’ll find it. Between the posters and below the ceiling is my mystery object. A wall is behind it, and across from it sit many students. Look toward it. Is it time to go?
Did you spy it? (Above the whiteboard) is where you’ll find it. (Between the posters) and (below the ceiling) is my mystery object. A wall is (behindit), and (across from it) sit many students. Look (towardit). Is it time to go?
Preposition “I Spy” • Use at least 5 different prepositional phrasesto describe its location/position in the room. • Put parenthesis ( ) around the prep phrase • Underline your preposition • Circle the object of the preposition
Ticket out the door • I will see you at the concert this week. • The Steelers are headed to the Superbowl. • My homework is somewhere around the house. • I sat beside George at the pep rally. • Who is driving the car across the yard?