Presentation on theme: "Prepositions Definition: Words that RELATE a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence."— Presentation transcript:
Prepositions Definition: Words that RELATE a noun or pronoun to some other word in a sentence
Prepositions I swam to the raft. I swam under the raft. I swam around the raft. I swam near the raft. I swam from the raft. I swam past the raft. Notice how the prepositions change the RELATIONSHIP between swam and raft.
Commonly Used Prepositions About Above Across Among Around At Between By During For From Into Like Near Of Off On Out Since Through To Upon With
Prepositions The paint on the canvas is dry. ◦ The preposition ON shows a relationship between the noun PAINT and the noun CANVAS.
Compound Prepositions A preposition can consist of more than one word. Use acrylic paints instead of oils. ◦ The compound preposition INSTEAD OF shows a relationship between the noun PAINTS and the noun OILS.
Commonly Used Compound Prepositions According to Across from Along with Aside from Because of Far from In front of In place of In spite of Instead of On account of On top of
Prepositional Phrase Definition: GROUP of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun The paint on the canvas is dry. Use acrylic paints instead of oils. I swam under the raft.
Object of the Preposition Definition: the noun or pronoun which ends a prepositional phrase prep object The paint on the canvas is dry. cmpd prep object Use acrylic paints instead of oils. Prep object I swam under the raft.
Preposition or Adverb? The OBJECT is the key. ◦ An adverb does not have an object. Adverbs only modify. ◦ A preposition always has an object. Jerry met me outside. adverb Jerry met me outside the library. prep object
Let’s Practice: label the preposition and its object. Did you see her at the game? The line starts behind him. I will see you at the movies! After the dance, we ordered pizza.