Prepositional phrases

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After viewing this presentation, you should be able to identify prepositional phrases with ease.

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Prepositional phrases:

Prepositional phrases

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Look at this sentence: The coin fell between the cracks.

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Where did the coin fall? … between the cracks

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Between what? … between the cracks The coin fell between the cracks . Prepositional phrase

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James went for a ride on a motorbike.

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James went for a ride on what? … on a motorbike

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On a what? … on a motorbike. James went for a ride on a motorbike . Prepositional phrase

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… between the cracks … on a motorbike are prepositional phrases A prepositional phrase begins with: A preposition and ends with a noun, a pronoun, or a noun structure. PREPOSITION NOUN

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Frequently used prepositions At in on by to Of for off from with About like against within without After before down up among

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Examples of prepositional phrases She found her earrings on the floor . I jog for 10 miles every day. They’re staying at a resort hotel in San Antonio . According to an experienced waitress , you can carry full cups of coffee without spilling them just by never looking at them .

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Prepositional phrases are really extra information. I jog for 10 miles every day. EXTRA

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Prepositional phrases are really extra information. I jog every day.

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Copy the sentences; underline the prepositional phrases. 1. After the movie the group of teenagers went to McDonalds for a burger. 2. Without sugar the blueberries were too sour for the dinner guests. 3. Sally worked from midnight to noon on her science project. 4. Over the river and through the woods to grandfather’s house we go. 5. He ate three boxes of popcorn with butter during the movie.

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Remove the prepositional phrases; then, underline the subject and circle the verb. For breakfast she likes bananas with strawberries. During the summer George fishes under the large oak tree beside Silver Creek. Around the world music brings together people of all nationalities. The police searched throughout the apartment complex for the escaped criminal. At the Country Fair the child with the freckles won the talent contest.

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