2What is a Preposition? Things one should know: Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and some other word or element in the rest of the sentence.There are three types of prepositions.Prepositions are ALWAYS found in prepositional phrases.
3How to Identify a Preposition … Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and some other word or element in the rest of the sentence.The cat is underneath the table.Cat is the nounTable is the other word or elementUNDERNEATH is the prepositionOther prepositions examples…Above, near, far, over, outside, inside, before, after, during, on, off etc.
4Prepositions show a Relationship… Direction PrepositionUsed to show movement from one place to anotherEx. The dog ran across the lawn.Location PrepositionUsed to show a specific placeEx. She is waiting at the park.Time PrepositionUsed to show a point in time or a length of timeEx. Students do their homework after school.acrossatafter
5ALWAYS found in Prepositional Phrases… What is a Prepositional Phrase?A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition plus a noun or pronoun (The noun/pronoun is called the object of the preposition.)The object of the preposition is the first noun or pronoun following the preposition.Preposition + Noun/Pronoun= Prepositional PhraseAround + Town= Around Town
6Wait there’s more…One can add an ADVERB and/or ADJECTIVE to create a more descriptive Prepositional Phrase. These are called modifiers.Preposition+ Adverb/Adjective (modifier)+ Noun= Prepositional PhraseUp+ the very steep+ mountain = Up the very steep mountain
8HOMEWORKCreate a paragraph giving someone directions to your favorite restaurant. Make sure to use prepositional words and phrases. Also, be sure to identify the usage with underlining, different colors, or italics etc,. This will be due next class period. * You may also attach a picture of the destination, if you so wish.