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What is a prepositional phrase?
A prepositional phrase
is a group of words starting with a preposition
and ending with a noun
or a noun
of the preposition
Prepositional phrases give us more information about the word(s) they
Take a look at the following sentence: "They live in the big house
The underlined part starts with a preposition (in
) and ends with
the object of the preposition (the
). It gives us more information about where
Therefore it is a prepositional
examples (the prepositional
phrase is in bold):
- Joe dived into
- They sat in
the old green car.
- The men are working for
- Every morning
we take a walk in the park.
- Don't shout at
- Put the vase by
- Let's look at
the new photos.
- Benny met the kids from
- The painting of
the sunset is beautiful.
- The dog jumped over
- He came to
the house late at night.
- Can you help me with
- Susan and Betty will meet next week.
- Before going
out, clean your room.
English prepositional phrases can be divided into two subcategories:
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