Presentation on theme: "Prepositions. A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun that appears with it to another word in the sentence. It shows relationships between."— Presentation transcript:
A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun that appears with it to another word in the sentence. It shows relationships between separate things, including location, direction, cause, and possession. – She passed the ball over the defense. – He was underneath the basket. – She dribbled into the lane. – The foul occurred before the shot.
Prepositions Frequently used prepositions about above across after against along amid among around at before behind below beneath beside besides between beyond but by concerning despite down during except for from in inside into like near of off on onto opposite out outside over past since through throughout till to toward under underneath until up upon with within without Compound prepositions according to ahead of apart from aside from as of because of by means of in addition to in back of in front of in place of in regard to in spite of instead of in view of next to on account of out of owing to prior to
Now let’s find some… 1. Does the basketball season generally come before the football season? 2. The standard length of a basketball court is 94 feet, and the width is 50 feet. 3. A basket attached to a backboard hangs over each end of the court. 4. Her free throw hit the backboard above the basket. 5. Is the center considered the most important player on the team? 6. A player can advance the ball only with dribbling or with passing. 7. The forward dribbled the ball over the court and then passed it to a teammate. 8. The coach gives instructions to the players during a game. 9. An official may stand along the sideline. 10. Scorekeepers and timekeepers sit at a table behind the sideline.
Prepositional Phrases Consists of a preposition and a noun or a pronoun – The squirrel ran up the tree. – The squirrel fell off the branch. – We went after school. – I threw the ball to you.
Prepositional Phrases vs. Adverbs Prepositional phrases have objects; adverb’s don’t. I went inside.Adverb I went inside the house.Prep. phrase The squirrel is near.Adverb The squirrel is near the tree.Prep. Phrase
Let’s try some… 1. Have you ever seen a live college basketball game before? 2. A sign outside the arena said my two favorite teams were playing inside. 3. Come along; let’s get to our seats before the game. 4. The teams came out to warm up before the game. 5. Two aggressive players fouled each other throughout. 6. At half time, one team was ahead by eight points. 7. A player threw the ball in from the sideline. 8. We talked around during halftime. 9. After the game, the winners were given the championship trophy inside the locker room. 10. Despite losing in the playoffs, that team had a winning record for the season.