PREPOSITIONS
Prepositions
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A preposition shows the relationship between a
noun/pronoun to another word in the sentence
Prepositions indicate a relationship of:
 location
(above, below, next to, beside)
 direction (down, toward)
 association (as, without)
Prepositions
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The dog sat in front of the dog
house.
The dog sat in the grass.
The dog sniffed around the dog
house.
The dog went into the dog
house.
Practice – Find the preposition
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All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.
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We sat on the rocks by the river.
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Paul could not choose between the two prizes.
Practice – Find the preposition
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All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.
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We sat on the rocks by the river.
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Paul could not choose between the two prizes.
Prepositional Phrases
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Prepositional phrases:
 Start
with a preposition
 Sometimes contain adjectives
 Contain an object (noun or pronoun) at the end
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Examples:
 You
can call (on Monday).
 She
wore a dress (with polka dots).
I
went shopping (with my best friend).
Identify the prepositional phrase
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All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.
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We sat on the rocks by the river.
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Paul could not choose between the two prizes.
Identify the prepositional phrase
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All of the sandwiches are served (with pickles.)
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We sat on the rocks (by the river.)
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Paul could not choose (between the two prizes.)
Prepositional Phrases
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A prepositional phrase includes a noun or pronoun
called the object of the preposition (ootp)
Examples:
 about
the girl
 near the shallow river
 next to the crying baby
 with my friend
Object of Prepositions (OOTP)
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Each preposition is followed by one or more words
called the object of the preposition
The OOTP will be a noun, pronoun, or a group of words
functioning as a noun
How do you locate the OOTP?
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Ask what? after the preposition
Our house would be white with tall trees around it.
 All of the sandwiches are served with pickles.
 We sat on the rocks by the river.
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Practice
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Identify the preposition and OOTP in each sentence.
 Most
 We
I
congratulated the team on their victory.
was searching for my keys all morning.
 The
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of us stayed for the movie.
treasure was found between the two trees.
The truck behind us is following too closely.
Practice
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Identify the preposition and OOTP in each sentence.
 Most
 We
I
congratulated the team on their victory.
was searching for my keys all morning.
 The
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of us stayed for the movie.
treasure was found between the two trees.
The truck behind us is following too closely.