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Prepositional Phrases

Prepositions are always followed by a noun or a noun phrase. The noun which follows a preposition is called the object of the preposition.

A preposition and its object together form a prepositional phrase.

Study the following sentences. Each of these sentences contains a prepositional phrase. (The prepositional phrase has been highlighted). Notice how each prepositional phrase starts with a preposition.

  Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
1

John wrote a paper about global warming.

2

Jane reads books above her grade level.

3

According to news reports, the criminal was arrested this morning.

4

Behind the school, the girls found an old piano.

5

I slept beneath the stars.

6

Despite the heat, Edward exercised all day.

7

For three days, I didn't eat chocolate.

8

The woman front of the orchestra is the conductor.

9

Sheila dove into the pool

10

The dog near the fence is barking.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the object of the preposition.

Remember: The object of the preposition is the noun or noun phrase that follows the preposition.