2 Prepositions establish relationships between objects. Think of prepositions as anything a monkey can do in a tree:Up the tree, down the tree, around the tree, through the branches, between the branches, under the leaves, to the tree, from the tree, by the tree, near the tree, with the tree, beyond the tree.
3 Prepositions come in phrases and end with a noun or a pronoun. The only prepositions that don’t work with this “money & tree” rule are except, during, and of.Prepositions come in phrases and end with a noun or a pronoun.Muffy chased the gardener around the house, through the petunias, and into the pool.
4 Prepositional phrases can have adjectives: Luther accidentally stepped on a long black red and yellow snake.My house is the one with the hideous bright blue paint job.
5 Caution! Don’t mistake an infinitive verb for a prepositional phrase. An infinitive verb begins with “to” and ends with a verbA prepositional phrase ends with a noun or pronoun.
6 For example . . . . Prepositional phrases: Infinitive phrases: I’m going to the mall this weekend.The flight to Las Vegas was bumpy.Infinitive phrases:I have much work to do.Sheila has decided to quit her job.
7 Let’s practice identifying prepositional phrases. Click on the prepositional phrase.Lucas was daydreaming of his next surfing vacation.