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Grade 6 English
2.15 Prepositions

A preposition is a word that comes before a noun or a pronoun and shows the relationship of that noun or pronoun to other words in the sentence.

The most common prepositions are:
about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath, until, up, upon, with, within, and without.

The object of a preposition is a noun or pronoun that follows it and completes its meaning.

A prepositional phrase is made up of the preposition, its object, and any associated adjectives or adverbs. A prepositional phrase can function as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
prepositional phrase = preposition + object + adjective/adverb

Examples:
The girl with the green dress sang first.
with is the preposition
dress is the object of preposition
with the green dress is a prepositional phrase


Directions: Explain in your own words prepositions, objects of prepositions, and prepositional phrases; and give examples. The prepositional phrases of the following sentences are underlined. Find the prepositions in them. As a homework, read a book and find prepositions and prepositional phrases.
Q 1: The police caught the thief at the corner of Riverdine street. Find the preposition(s).
the
at
corner

Q 2: Behind our house, there is a park. Find the preposition(s).
Behind
house
our

Q 3: My best friend, William, is named after his great-grandfather. Find the preposition(s).
named
his
after

Q 4: We have lived in this house for five years. Find the preposition(s).
for
this
in, for
in

Q 5: My best friend lives on Geddies Road. Find the preposition(s).
friend
on
lives

Q 6: The name of our school is Westside Elementary School. Find the preposition(s).
our
of
name

Q 7: I think she spent the entire evening on the phone. Find the preposition(s).
on
the
she

Q 8: I am not interested in buying a new car now. Find the preposition(s).
new
a
in

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