Prepositions

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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PREPOSITIONS

Prepositions 



A preposition shows the relationship between a noun/pronoun to another word in the sentence Prepositions indicate a relationship of:  location

(above, below, next to, beside)  direction (down, toward)  association (as, without)

Prepositions 







The dog sat in front of the dog house. The dog sat in the grass.

The dog sniffed around the dog house. The dog went into the dog house.

Practice – Find the preposition 

All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.



We sat on the rocks by the river.



Paul could not choose between the two prizes.

Practice – Find the preposition 

All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.



We sat on the rocks by the river.



Paul could not choose between the two prizes.

Prepositional Phrases 

Prepositional phrases:  Start

with a preposition  Sometimes contain adjectives  Contain an object (noun or pronoun) at the end 

Examples:  You

can call (on Monday).

 She

wore a dress (with polka dots).

I

went shopping (with my best friend).

Identify the prepositional phrase 

All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.



We sat on the rocks by the river.



Paul could not choose between the two prizes.

Identify the prepositional phrase 

All of the sandwiches are served (with pickles.)



We sat on the rocks (by the river.)



Paul could not choose (between the two prizes.)

Prepositional Phrases 



A prepositional phrase includes a noun or pronoun called the object of the preposition (ootp) Examples:  about

the girl  near the shallow river  next to the crying baby  with my friend

Object of Prepositions (OOTP) 





Each preposition is followed by one or more words called the object of the preposition The OOTP will be a noun, pronoun, or a group of words functioning as a noun How do you locate the OOTP? 

Ask what? after the preposition

Our house would be white with tall trees around it.  All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.  We sat on the rocks by the river. 

Practice 

Identify the preposition and OOTP in each sentence.  Most  We

I

congratulated the team on their victory.

was searching for my keys all morning.

 The 

of us stayed for the movie.

treasure was found between the two trees.

The truck behind us is following too closely.

Practice 

Identify the preposition and OOTP in each sentence.  Most  We

I

congratulated the team on their victory.

was searching for my keys all morning.

 The 

of us stayed for the movie.

treasure was found between the two trees.

The truck behind us is following too closely.

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