Presentation on theme: "More About Prepositions"— Presentation transcript:
1 More About Prepositions If possible, don’t use prepositions at the end of a sentence.Ex: I don’t know where my brother is at.Fix: I don’t know where my brother is right now.Sometimes you’ll see prepositions in a sentence. If the preposition is NOT part of a prepositional phrase (starting with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun, it is NOT functioning as a preposition in that sentence.Ex: She is going to run tomorrow morning.*to is NOT a preposition in this sentenceEx: My dog was running around.*around is NOT a preposition in this sentence
2 Prepositional Phrases: Adjective or Adverb?? Prepositional phrases can function as adjectives describing either a noun or a pronoun.Prepositional phrases functioning as adjectives answer the questions:What kind? How many? Which one?Examples:Irish setters are dogs with long hair.**with long hair is modifying the noun: dogAnswers the question: What kind?The bridge over the creek is old.**over the creek is modifying the noun: bridgeAnswers the question: Which one?
3 Prepositional Phrases: Adjective or Adverb?? Prepositional phrases can also function as adverbs describing either a verb, adjective, or other adverb.Prepositional phrases functioning as adverbs answer the questions:How? When? Where? How long? How often? How much?Examples:The hockey team will play at the new arena.**at the new arena is modifying the verb phrase: will playAnswers the question: Where?Before class, Josh begged his friend for a pencil.**Before class is modifying the noun: bridgeAnswers the question: When?***Notice the prepositional phrases are not always directly after the word they are modifying.
4 Now you try… Turn to page 8 in your packet. First, identify the prepositional phrases in each sentence. Put them in parenthesis.Next, decide if they are functioning as adjectives or adverbs.