preposition

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Unit 13: Lesson 1
Prepositions and Prepositional
Phrases
• Remember nouns? Person, place, thing or
idea.
• Remember pronouns? They replace a
noun
• A word that shows a relationship
between a noun or a pronoun and
another word in a sentence is called a
preposition.
Andy kicked the ball to the goal post.
Andy kicked the ball to the goal post.
I went to the football game.
Andy kicked the ball to the goal post.
I went to the football game.
Prepositions…
1. Place an object in time
I left school before nine o’clock.
2. Place an object in space
Sue put her bag on the floor.
3. Show a logical relationship
Homework is part of learning.
Here are some commonly used
prepositions…
About
Beneath
Of
Above
Beside
On
Across
Between
Over
After
Beyond
Past
Against
By
Through
Along
Down
Throughout
Around
During
To
As
For
Toward
At
From
Under
Before
In
Until
Behind
Into
Up
Below
Near
With
WOW! That’s a lot to remember, isn’t it?
Here’s any easier way that will help you
remember these common prepositions…
Or perhaps you’re more familiar with
“Yankee Doodle?”
Remember, tunes or rhythms makes things
easier to learn!
So, to re-cap:
Prepositions show a relationship between
a noun or pronoun and another word in a
sentence.
The noun or pronoun that follows the
preposition is called the object of the
preposition.
I went to the football game.
So, to re-cap:
Prepositions show a relationship between
a noun or pronoun and another word in a
sentence.
The noun or pronoun that follows the
preposition is called the object of the
preposition.
I went to the football game.
So, to re-cap:
Prepositions show a relationship between
a noun or pronoun and another word in a
sentence.
The noun or pronoun that follows the
preposition is called the object of the
preposition.
I went to the football game.
WARNING!!!
Only an OBJECT pronoun can be used as
objects of prepositions…
No subject pronouns allowed!
A preposition, the object of the
preposition and any modifiers of the
object make up what is called a
prepositional phrase.
I went to the football game.
A preposition, the object of the
preposition and any modifiers of the
object make up what is called a
prepositional phrase.
I went to the football game.
A preposition, the object of the
preposition and any modifiers of the
object make up what is called a
prepositional phrase.
I went to the football game.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
My friend explained the penalty to him and me.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
My friend explained the penalty to him and me.
A preposition can also have more than one
object…
Tom sat between Cal and Harry.
My friend explained the penalty to him and me.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
Practice: Find the preposition, its object, and the
words that are connected by the preposition.
1. We skated across the lake.
2. Others stood by the shore.
3. Lights shone above us.
4.
At midnight everyone left.
5. Night on the lake was calm.
6. The moon shone in the sky.
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