Prepositions - Morehead4thgrade

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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.
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