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1 PREPOSITIONS PRACTICE

2 IMPROVE THIS SENTENCE The man walked ____________ the bridge.

3 WHAT IS A PREPOSITION? A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word in the sentence. Examples: The cat walked through the door. The cat walked toward the door. The cat walked past the door. The kite in the tree is mine. The kite beside the tree is mine. The kite in front of the tree is mine.

4 COMMONLY USED PREPOSITIONS aboardbeforeforofftoward aboutbehindfromonunder abovebelowinoutunderneath acrossbeneathin front ofout ofunlike afterbesideinsideoveruntil againstbetweeninsteadpastup alongbeyondintosinceup to amongbylikethroughupon arounddownnearthroughoutwith asduringnext totillwithin atexceptoftowithout

5 IDENTIFY PREPOSITIONS 1.We practiced karate before dinner. 2.She jumped up and ran through the park. 3.A boat with red sails sailed down the river. (2) 4.The hungry dog crawled under the fence. 5.The marathon runner jogged easily around the track at the stadium. (2) 6.Put the speakers on the stage. 7.Brightly colored confetti streamed out of the piñata when it burst open. 8.Why does Roseanne always sit by the door?

6 IDENTIFY PREPOSITIONS 9.You can turn a bad day into a good day with a smile. (2) 10.Excuse me, but the blue fountain pen next to your chair is mine, I believe. 11.Parrots from the South American jungle squawked all through the hot afternoon. (2) 12.Hundreds of bees swarmed the field. 13.Please give the flowers to the woman. 14.The building in front of the store is a bank. 15.I am going to sleep until noon. 16.The extra dessert goes in the refrigerator.

7 PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES Includes: 1.A preposition 2.A noun or pronoun 3.Any modifiers of that noun or pronoun Flying in an airplane is scary for some people. in an airplane for some people Note: If you take out prepositional phrases the sentence should still make sense. Flying is scary.

8 PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES Includes: 1.A preposition 2.A noun or pronoun 3.Any modifiers of that noun or pronoun 1.You can press those leaves under glass. 2.Fred stood in front of us. 3.The books in my new pack are heavy. 4.I will make what I need for my project out of the extra printer paper.

9 PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES 1.Henson traveled with Peary on every expedition except the first one. (3) 2.However, for a long time, Henson received no credit at all for his role. (3) 3.Peary had hired Henson as an assistant on a trip Peary made to Nicaragua. (3) 4.There, Peary discovered that Henson had sailing experience and could also chart a path through the jungle. (1) 5.As a result, Peary asked Henson to join his Arctic expedition. (1)

10 PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES 6.The two explorers became friends during their travels in the North. (2) 7.On the last three miles to the North Pole, Henson did not go with Peary. (3) 8.Because he was the leader of the trip, Peary received the credit for the achievement. (2) 9.Finally, after many years, Henson was honored by many government leaders. (2) 10.Both Peary and Henson wrote books about their experiences. (1)

11 OBJECTS OF PREPOSITIONS These are the nouns or pronouns inside a prepositional phrase. 1.You can press those leaves under glass. 2.Fred stood in front of us. 3.The books in my new pack are heavy. 4.I will make what I need for my project out of the extra printer paper.

12 OBJECTS OF PREPOSITIONS 1.Henson traveled with Peary on every expedition except the first one. (3) 2.However, for a long time, Henson received no credit at all for his role. (3) 3.Peary had hired Henson as an assistant on a trip Peary made to Nicaragua. (3) 4.There, Peary discovered that Henson had sailing experience and could also chart a path through the jungle. (1) 5.As a result, Peary asked Henson to join his Arctic expedition. (1)

13 OBJECTS OF PREPOSITIONS 6.The two explorers became friends during their travels in the North. (2) 7.On the last three miles to the North Pole, Henson did not go with Peary. (3) 8.Because he was the leader of the trip, Peary received the credit for the achievement. (2) 9.Finally, after many years, Henson was honored by many government leaders. (2) 10.Both Peary and Henson wrote books about their experiences. (1)

14 PREPOSITION OR ADVERB? Some words work as prepositions or as adverbs. To tell the difference, look for an object. ADVERB I haven’t seen him since. PREPI haven’t seen him since Thursday. ADVERBS The bear walked around and then went inside. PREPSThe bear walked around the yard and then went inside the cabin.

15 PREPOSITION OR ADVERB? 1.“The Most Dangerous Game” is the story of Rainsford, a famous hunter who falls off a boat and comes ashore on a strange island. 2.Rainsford knows that this island is feared by every sailor who passes by. 3.In fact, among sailors, the place is know as Ship-Trap Island. 4.After looking around for several hours, Rainsford can’t understand why the island is considered so dangerous. 5.Finally, he discovers a big house on a high bluff.

16 PREPOSITION OR ADVERB? 6.A man with a pistol in his hand answers the door. 7.Putting his pistol down, the man introduces Rainsford to the famous hunter General Zaroff. 8.Zaroff invites Rainsford inside. 9.Soon, however, Rainsford wishes he could get out and never see Zaroff again. 10.Rainsford has finally discovered the secret about the island—Zaroff likes to hunt human beings.


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