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1 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
There is sound with this presentation. Please have your volume ready.  Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases The "where and when" of a sentence Notes and Example Sentences from “Simple Steps to Sentence Sense” By: Charlene Tess ©2005

2 Prepositions Aboard About Above Across After Against Along Amid Among
Around As At Before Behind Below Beneath Beside Besides Between Beyond But ( meaning except) By Concerning Despite Down During Except For From In Inside Into Like Near Of Off On Onto Out Outside Over Past Since Through Throughout To Toward Under Underneath Until Unto Up Upon With Within Without

3 What is a prepositional phrase?
A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.

4 There are two steps to find a prepositional phrase in a sentence.
#1. Look for the prepositions-- this is your beginning #2. Look for the noun or pronoun-- this is your end

5 Prepositional Phrases tell you the where, when, for what and with whom in a sentence
The birds sat [under the trees] and searched [for food]. One [of the girls] [in the new blue car] is my sister. [In case of fire], use the nearest exit. Barbara was walking [with John and me].

6 Let’s do some examples together
[At our house]every person in the family spends one night weekly doing the dishes. [ ] [ ]

7 Let’s do some examples together
The class walked along the narrow path around the dinosaur display. [ ] [ ]

8 Let’s do some examples together
[ Since his phone call, I have been laughing at his message on the answering machine. call,] [ ] [ ]

9 This has been our STEP ONE lesson in dissecting sentences.

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