Preposition PowerPoint

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WHAT IS A PREPOSITION?
Things one should know:
 Prepositions are words that show the
relationship between a noun or a pronoun and
some other word or element in the rest of the
sentence.
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There are three types of prepositions.
Prepositions are ALWAYS found in prepositional
phrases.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A PREPOSITION …
Prepositions are words that show the
relationship between a noun or a pronoun and
some other word or element in the rest of the
sentence.
 The cat is underneath the table.

Cat is the noun
 Table is the other word or element
 UNDERNEATH is the preposition
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Other prepositions examples…
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Above, near, far, over, outside, inside, before, after,
during, on, off etc.
PREPOSITIONS SHOW A RELATIONSHIP…
Direction Preposition
1.

Used to show movement from one place to another
Ex. The dog ran across the lawn.
Location Preposition
2.

Used to show a specific place
Ex. She is waiting at the park.
Time Preposition
3.

Used to show a point in time or a length of time
Ex. Students do their homework after school.
ALWAYS FOUND IN PREPOSITIONAL
PHRASES…
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What is a Prepositional Phrase?
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A prepositional phrase consists of a
preposition plus a noun or pronoun.
(The noun/pronoun is called the object of the
preposition.)
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The object of the preposition is the first noun
or pronoun following the preposition.
Preposition + Noun/Pronoun= Prepositional
Phrase
 Around + Town= Around Town
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WAIT THERE’S MORE…
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One can add an ADVERB and/or ADJECTIVE to
create a more descriptive Prepositional Phrase.
These are called modifiers.
Preposition+ Adverb/Adjective (modifier)+ Noun=
Prepositional Phrase
 Up+ the very steep+ mountain = Up the very steep
mountain
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CHECK FOR
UNDERSTANDING
HOMEWORK
Create a paragraph giving someone directions to
your favorite restaurant. Make sure to use
prepositional words and phrases. Also, be sure to
identify the usage with underlining, different colors,
or italics etc,. This will be due next class period.
* You may also attach a picture of the destination, if
you so wish.
SOURCES
http://www.english-grammarrevolution.com/what-is-a-preposition.html
 http://funeasyenglish.com/american-englishgrammar-preposition.htm
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