Prepositions A preposition is a part of speech that shows a relationship between two things. •Location (on, under, in) •Timing (before, after, during) •Direction (from, toward, to) Here is a list of commonly used prepositions: across from over after in round among into since at like through before near to between off under by on until during out up for opposite with Which of the following words are NOT prepositions? across how which between from round over up what whenever for before The GREEN words are NOT prepositions across how which between from round over up what whenever for before Prepositional Phrases in the oven by the door around the track These are prepositional phrases. Prepositional phrases start with a preposition and end with the object of a preposition. Practice! (1) Sammy wished that he could change seats. (2) He did not like sitting behind Patrick. (3) Patrick was so tall that he blocked Sammy's view. (4) Sammy had to stretch his neck to see the board. Select the sentence that has a prepositional phrase. A. sentence 3 B. sentence 4 C. sentence 1 D. sentence 2 Practice! Which sentence contains a prepositional phrase? A. The stars and the full moon lit the night sky. B. No clouds were covering the stars tonight. C. I wondered how many stars there were. D. I looked up and admired the stars above me. Which sentence contains a prepositional phrase? A. I really enjoy watching music videos. B. I like to watch TRL when I get home after school. C. MTV is a great channel because it plays all the new music. D. TRL is my favorite TV show. Work with a partner to identify the prepositions in each sentence. 1. After we cut the fence, we snuck into the secret government base. 2. We were looking for the documents that were hidden under the generator. 3. There was a guard hiding in the closest with a dart gun. 4. Before he spotted us, we tried to sneak by him. 5. He grabbed my friend by the neck, but I snuck up behind him and karate chopped him. 6. The guard fell on the ground and we crept into the elevator. 7. The red lights above us started spinning around and flashing red. 8. We were near the generator when a bunch of guards ran out of the break room.