2 What is a preposition?Prepositions are words or groups of words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence.* Many prepositions tell where something is located.The book is in my backpack.They walked across the park.
3 Commonly used prepositions: Above Across After AlongAround At Away BecauseBefore Behind Below BeneathBeside Between By DownDuring Except For FromIn Inside Into NearOff On Outside OverTo Toward Under UntilUp With Within Without
4 What is the Object of the Preposition? It is the noun or pronoun that follows a preposition; the word the preposition describes.POThe dogs ran into the street.Into what?
5 Practice1. He sat beside me.2. The duck swam in the pond.POPO
6 What is a prepositional phrase? A phrase that starts with a preposition, followed by the object of the preposition and any modifiers of the noun.POHe hid the book under his bed.
7 What is a modifier in a prepositional phrase? It describes the object of the preposition.Examples include articles and adjectives.PMOI studied before the test.PMMOJordan chased after the soccer ball.
8 Practice 1.The dog chased the cat that ran up the tree. 2.I walked on the table and jumped onto thechair.PMOPMOPMO
9 Tip to find prepositions: If the word makes sense in the blank for the following sentence, it is probably a preposition…The bird flew ________ the cloud.
10 Tips to find prepositions: You can also learn a song that helps you remember prepositions…(Please, no making fun of my singing abilities.)
11 Preposition Song (to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”) About, above, across, afterAgainst, along, among, aroundAt, before, behind, belowBeneath, beside, between, beyond.By, down, during, except, for, fromIn, into, off,Of-----OnOver, past, through, ‘til, to, towardUntil, upon, within, without!