Presentation on theme: "Sentence Diagramming Part 7: Prepositions. What is a Preposition? A preposition shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in."— Presentation transcript:
What is a Preposition? A preposition shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence. A Preposition is almost anything a “ squirrel can do to a tree: ” in out off on above below around through to with since between
Compound Prepositions: Some prepositions are made up of more than one word. These are called “ Compound Prepositions. ” according to because of in addition to in front of next to instead of
Prepositional Phrases: Prepositional Phrases are phrases (groups of words) that begin with a preposition. to London on the counter under the bed since he was a kid around the house in the car at school with his friends from the store over his head across the street against the wind before dinner down the street without a clue until the end Examples:
Diagramming Prepositions: Like adverbs and adjectives, prepositions are diagrammed below the baseline. They usually go under the word they describe. Example: The plane ticket to London is on the counter. ticketis Theplaneto London on counter the This is the object of a preposition; a noun or pronoun!
More Preposition Diagrams: 1.We should go to the airport soon. Weshould go to airport the soon 2.We could be late for our flight! could be for flight our We late This is the object of a preposition; a noun or pronoun!
More Preposition Diagrams: 3.The line at the counter was long! linewas at counter the The 4.We got tickets in first class! got in class first Wetickets This is the object of a preposition; a noun or pronoun! long