2 Prepositions aboard below excluding outside underneath about beneath followingoverunlikeabovebesideforpastuntilacrossbesidesfromperupafterbetweeninplusuponagainstbeyondinsideregardingversusalongbutintoroundviaamidbylikesavewithamongconcerningminussincewithinanticonsideringnearthanwithoutarounddespiteofthroughasdownofftoatduringontowardbeforeexceptontotowardsbehindexceptingoppositeunder
3 The BasicsAt the very least, a prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause- the "object" of the preposition.The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it.
4 preposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause Formatpreposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause
5 Examples At home At = preposition; home = noun About what we need About = preposition; what we need = noun clause.In the weedy, overgrown gardenIn = preposition; the, weedy, overgrown = modifiers; garden = noun.
6 What They DoA prepositional phrase will function as an adjective or adverb. As an adjective, the prepositional phrase will answer the question Which one?As an adverb, a prepositional phrase will answer questions such as How? When? or Where?
7 UnnecessaryPrepositional Phrases never contain the subject of the sentence. You should be able to take the phrase out of the sentence and it will still make logical sense.
8 List the prepositions in each example QUIZList the prepositions in each exampleCarol threw her netbook out the window of her room.Susan stood in the middle of the room.Jimmy was sure that a monster lived under his bed.Despite the rain, Kevin still wanted to go swimming.Barbara went into the garden with Steve.