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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

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1 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

2 What is a preposition? A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.

3 Aboard About across After Against Along Among Around as at before behind below Beneath Beside Between beyond By Down During Except For From In In front of Inside Instead Into Like Near next to Of Off On Out Out of Over Past Since Through Throughout Till To Toward Under Underneath Unlike Until Up Up to Upon With Within without

4 Examples My brother ran into the tree. My brother ran around the tree.
My brother ran behind the tree. I talked during the class. I talked after the class. I talked before the class.

5 Prepositional Phrases
Preposition + noun/pronoun = prepositional phrase. The noun or pronoun are also called the object of the preposition. Articles can also be found in prepositional phrases.

6 Example Carter got picked up down the street.
-- the noun STREET is the object of the preposition DOWN.

7 You can find the cafeteria right by the school library.
The baseball sailed right over the tall fence. Crazy Evan took his math test with a bright green crayon. Use the ladder that is leaning against the wall. There was a big battle at this location centuries ago. The papers fell to the floor. The mouse ran quickly but quietly along the hallway’s edge. The balloon floated gently over the valley. The bullet went right through the thick wooden door.

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