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Prepositions. What is a Preposition?. A preposition is a part of speech that introduces a prepositional phrase. . For example, in the sentence Timothy sat on the raft . , the word on is a preposition, introducing the prepositional phrase on the raft . . For example, in the sentence

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what is a preposition
What is a Preposition?

A preposition is a part of speech that introduces a prepositional phrase.

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For example, in the sentence

Timothy sat on the raft.,

the word on is a preposition, introducing the prepositional phrase on the raft.

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For example, in the sentence

Santa slid down the chimney.,

  • the word down is a preposition, introducing the prepositional phrase down the chimney.
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For example, in the sentence

The cat ran under the sofa.,

  • the word under is a preposition, introducing the prepositional phrase under the sofa.
preposition song
Preposition Song

Yankee Doodle Tune

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=47957&title=Preposition_Song___Allen_MMS

Yankee Doodle went to town

about above across after

Riding on a pony

along among around at

Stuck a feather in his hat

before beside between against

And called it macaroni

within without beneath through

Yankee Doodle, keep it up

during under in into

Yankee Doodle dandy

over of off to toward

Mind the music and the step

up on near for from except

And with the girls be handy.

by with behind below down

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Grease

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=102018&title=The_Preposition_Song

brainpop
BrainPop

http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/prepositionalphrases/

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Three German submarines

surrounded the island

during the night.

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Three German submarines

surrounded the island

during the night.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Getting fresh water and vegetables was difficult. They were shipped to the island. The submarines kept bombing the ships carrying these items.

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Getting fresh water and vegetables was difficult. They were shipped to the island. The submarines kept bombing the ships carrying these items.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Phillip's mom wanted to return

to Norfolk, Virginia to avoid

the war.

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Phillip's mom wantedto return

to Norfolk, Virginiato avoid

the war.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

After leaving the island of Curacao,

their ship was attacked one day

outside of Panama.

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After leaving the island of Curacao,

their ship was attacked one day

outsideof Panama.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Phillip ended up on a raft in the

Caribbean Sea. He heard a plane

flying over, but the plane

went on without stopping.

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Phillip ended upon a raftin the

Caribbean Sea. He heard a plane

flying over, but the plane

went onwithout stopping.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Phillip and Timothy along with

Stew Cat floated to a small island.

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Phillip and Timothyalong with

Stew Cat floated to a small island.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

After dinner Mom went to a baby shower.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

After dinner Mom went to a baby shower.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

We looked below the sink for a bucket.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

We looked below the sinkfor a bucket.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Some jogger ran over the hill and past a lake.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

Some jogger ran over the hill and past a lake.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

In June my cousin went down the Colorado River.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

In June my cousin went down the Colorado River.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

During the blizzard the children remained inside the house.

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Find the prepositional phrases.

During the blizzard the children remained inside the house.

importance
Importance

Learning proper prepositions will allow for proper communication.

They help when writing compositions.

They will be on your CST’s.

websites
Websites

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/prepositions/