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Prepositional Phrases

Identify the prepositions in the following sentences

Prepositional Phrase
! A preposition begins a group of words called a

prepositional phrase.
! The noun or pronoun that follows the preposition is

called the object of the preposition.


! Prepositional phrases convey locations, time,

directions,r details about the rest of the sentence.

In English you use prepositions to connect nouns or


between nouns and pronouns. Imagine that you encounter
two nouns: elephant and book. You can use prepositions
in many ways to connect the two nouns to express
different ideas:
! the book about the elephant
! the book by the elephant
! the book behind the elephant
! the book in front of the elephant
! the book near the elephant
! the book under the elephant

A bazaar is an Asian
marketplace held in
the United States.

A bazaar is an Asian
markets held in the
United States.

Here, traders in small


stalls or shops sell
miscellaneous goods.

Here, traders in small


stalls or shops sell
miscellaneous goods.

Some bazaars are


located along a single,
narrow street.

Some bazaars are


located along a single,
narrow street.

Others spread
throughout a number
of streets.

Others spread
throughout a number
of streets.

For example, there


might be a street of
coppersmiths beside
two streets of
booksellers.

For example, there


might be a street of
coppersmiths beside
two streets of
booksellers.

One section could


house a huge covered
bazaar with four
hundred shops.

One section could


house a huge covered
bazaar with four
hundred shops.

The bazaar originated


in early times.

The bazaar originated


in early times.

During that period, it


served for gossip and
trade.

During that period, it


served for gossip and
trade.

One city known for its


colorful bazaars since
ancient times is
Istanbul, Turkey.

One city known for its


colorful bazaars since
ancient times is
Istanbul, Turkey.

It is the only major city


located on two
continents Asia and
Europe.

It is the only major city


located on two
continents Asia and
Europe.

Prepositional Phrases Used as


Adjectives and Adverbs

After the discovery of many


antiques, we suggested that
she sell the items.

After the discovery of many


antiques, we suggested that
she sell the items.
After the discovery (When)
adv
of many antiques (Which) adj

Three porcelain dolls


and a wooden chess
set of Renaissance
design were among
our best things.

Three porcelain dolls and a wooden chess set of


Renaissance design were among our best things.
of Renaissance design adjective
among our best things (where) adverb

Diving into our task


with new enthusiasm,
we searched through
every box and container
inside the shed.

Diving into our task with new enthusiasm, we searched


through every box and container inside the shed.
Into our task (where) adverb
With new enthusiasm

(how) adverb

Through every box and container (where) adverb


Inside the shed (modifies container) adjective