Common Prepositions A word that shows relationship between a noun/pronoun and another word in the sentence
Common Prepositions Ex: The man swam under the bridge. (under connects swam & bridge) Ex: She walked down the aisle. (down connects walked & aisle) Ex: Julie walked around the campus and toward town. (around connects walked & campus; toward connects walked & town)
Common Prepositions Remember this sentence: –The plane, Prepi, flew ________ the clouds. –Any word that can logically be placed into this space is a preposition!
Compound Prepositions Same as common preposition but contains two or more words
Adverb or Preposition? Difference between a preposition & an adverb: –An adverb answers the questions, Where? When? How? To what extent? by itself. –A preposition needs more than just themselves to answer the same questions.
Adv or Prep? Ex: He fell down. –Down is an adverb b/c it only takes one word to tell where he fell Ex: He fell down the stairs. –Down is a preposition b/c it takes more than one word to tell where he fell –The underlined portion is referred to as a **prepositional phrase**
Adv or Prep? Ex: Trey walked aboard. Ex: Trey walked aboard the ship. Ex: The plane flew past. Ex: The plane flew past the clouds.
Find the prepositions Ex: The bird sat under the trees and searched for food.