Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases

  • Prepositions

    A preposition is a part of speech that shows a relationship between two things.

    Location (on, under, in)
    Timing (before, after, during)
    Direction (from, toward, to)




    Examples:

    The mouse is on the table.


                                                      

    Two things: mouse + table

    Relationship: one is on the other

    On is a preposition!


    The mouse is under the table.

    Two things: mouse + table

    Relationship: one is under the other

    Under is a preposition!


    List of Common Prepositions



    aboard

    along

    behind

    but (except)

    from

    off

    past

    until

    about

    amid

    below

    by

    in

    on

    since

    up

    above

    among

    beneath

    down

    inside

    onto

    through

    upon

    across

    around

    beside

    during

    into

    out

    to

    with

    after

    at

    between

    except

    near

    outside

    toward

    within

    against

    before

    beyond

    for

    of

    over

    under

    without

    aboard

    along

    behind

    but (except)

    from

    off

    past

    until

    about

    amid

    below

    by

    in

    on

    since

    up

    above

    among

    beneath

    down

    inside

    onto

    through

    upon

    across

    around

    beside

    during

    into

    out

    to

    with

    after

    at

    between

    except

    near

    outside

    toward

    within

    against

    before

    beyond

    for

    of

    over

    under

    without



    Prepositional Phrases

       Prepositional phrases start with a preposition and end with the object of a preposition.

    Examples:

    in the oven

    by the door

    around the track


    The pizza in the oven is mine.

    The girl by the door is my sister.

    The runners raced around the track.


    The object of a preposition:


    must be a noun or a pronoun

    always comes at the end of a prepositional phrase


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