The prepositional phrases [prepositional phrases] are the combination of prepositions and other sentence elements. We use them as adjectives, adverbs of time or place, noun phrases, or verbs of two objects. Prepositional Phrases with formation
A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun, a pronoun, or a noun phrase (the object of the preposition ).
Prepositional phrases give us more information about the word (s) they describe.
- Joe dived into the water
- They sat in the old green car
- The men are working for the money
- Don’t shout at me
- Put the vase by the window
- Let’s look at the new photos
- Benny met the kids from school
- The painting of the sunset is beautiful
- The dog jumped over the fence
- He came to the house late at night
- Can you help me with my homework?
- Before going out, clean your room
Formation of Prepositional Phrase
A prepositional phrase consists of the combination of a preposition with another element (noun, pronoun, gerund …) of the sentence. Prepositional Phrases with formation
Prepositional phrases have these structures:
1-Preposition + noun
at, under, and on.
- She works at home.
- The meeting is at 7, I hope that she arrives on time.
- The shop is under the bridge .
2-Preposition + pronoun
with, to, and from
- I received the information from him.
- I am telling this to everybody.
- You can come to the supermarket with me.
3-Preposition + gerund
without, after, and before.
- I always go to work after watching television.
- I usually eat breakfast before going to school.
- He left the house without listening to his mum.
Usage of Adjective Phrase
A prepositional phrase is used in many different ways in a sentence.
- As an adjective (answer the question Which one?);
- An adverb of time or place (answers questions like How? When? Or Where?);
- As a nominal phrase;
- With two-object verbs. Prepositional Phrases with formation