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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 8-13-12. What is a preposition?  A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.

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1 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 8-13-12

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. 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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