A better understanding of a prepositional phrase and some examples.
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE – This is the definition of a prepositional phrase and some examples for better understanding.
A preposition is the words we use to connect like above, about, below, for, from, in, inside, into, of, to, until, and with and a prepositional phrase is a group of words made up of a preposition, its object, and any words modifying the object. In most cases, it modifies a verb or a noun.
Here are some sample sentences containing a preposition:
- The meeting is on Saturday.
- The cat on the table is called Kirby.
- The bell will ring at 7 o’clock.
Here’s a list of some other prepositions:
- above, about, across, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, since, to, toward, through, under, until, up, upon, with, within
Now that you know what a preposition is, let’s go to prepositional phrases.
There are two types and these two types are adverb prepositional and adjective prepositional.
The adverbial or adverb prepositional modifies a verb.
- We can meet near the stadium.
- She narrated with notable enthusiasm.
- Before the pandemic, I run regularly in the field.
- She cheered for her boyfriend with love and excitement.
- Mark looked behind his brother.
The adjective prepositional modifies a noun.
- I know the policeman with the radio.
- That boy in the corner is acting strange.
- The man on the beach has a sad face.
- The dog in the clinic looks very sick.
- I like buying at the 7-11 Store behind my house.
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