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Prep Phrases

Prep Phrases

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To review:A preposition relates a noun or a pronoun to another part of the sentence.They show where, when, or in what direction.
1. Where Prepositions- on, in, at, inside, above…2. When Prepositions- after, before, during, while…3. What Direction Prepositions- under, over, toward…See your packet called “Three small but Important parts of speech” to know forexamples of the most common prepositions.
A prepositional phrase is a short group of words beginning with a prepositionand ending with a noun or pronoun. Prepositional phrases functions asadjectives or adverbs.
Some basic prepositional phrases: At home, in time, from Jake.Some more complex prepositional phrases: Along the busy highway, under the warmblanket, from my Aunt Jane, on the road to Grandmother’s houseSome sentences can have more than one: I stood
in the rain
during the game.
Prepositional phrases that function as adjective tell us “which one.”
 The book
on the bathroom floor 
is all wet now. Which book? The one on the bathroomfloor. The note
from my second cousin Ed 
was unreadable. Which note? The one from mysecond cousin Ed.
Prepositional phrases that function as adverbs tell us “how” or “when” or“where.”
She travelled from London
on a Jet Blue plane
. How did she travel? On a plane.
Before class
Jeff asked his friend for a pencil. When did he ask? Before class.We all met for dinner
at the new Italian restaurant 
. Where did we meet? At the newrestaurant.
Examples: Underline the prepositional phrase or phrases. Then circle thepreposition or prepositions.
1. Tim ran from first to second base.2. The smell of cookies drifted throughout the house.
3. The path along the house needs to be shoveled.4. The applause lasted for two minutes after the soloist’s performance.
Practice: Underline the prepositional phrase or phrases. Then circle thepreposition or prepositions.
1. The train raced through the tunnel.2. No one worked during the strike.3. Brian walked toward the ballpark after school.4. Linda tripped clumsily over the rug.5. Ask Dad if we had the keys to the boat.6. The doorman stands inside the lobby during winter.7. Have you looked for your umbrella in the closet?8. The signature on the check is a forgery.9. David drove past the driveway.10. Without a doubt, this is the best restaurant in town.11. The safe is behind the painting on this wall.12. A flock of geese landed beyond the ridge.13. An assortment of wild flowers grew in the meadow.14. You sounded like Helen on the phone.15. A horseshoe was nailed over the door.16. We parked in the lot near the bank.17. Without a doubt, Natalie will arrive before us.18. Cassie has not been in town since last month.19. Throughout the day, newscasters broke into the regular programs with specialbulletins.

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