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W HAT IS A P REPOSITION ? 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.
H OW TO I DENTIFY A P REPOSITION … 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 noun Table is the other word or element UNDERNEATH is the preposition Other prepositions examples… Above, near, far, over, outside, inside, before, after, during, on, off etc.
P REPOSITIONS SHOW A R ELATIONSHIP … 1. Direction Preposition Used to show movement from one place to another Ex. The dog ran across the lawn. 2. Location Preposition Used to show a specific place Ex. She is waiting at the park. 3. Time Preposition Used to show a point in time or a length of time Ex. Students do their homework after school.
ALWAYS FOUND IN P REPOSITIONAL P HRASES … 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 Phrase Around + Town= Around Town
W AIT 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 Phrase Up+ the very steep+ mountain = Up the very steep mountain
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HOMEWORK Create 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.
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