One of the purposes of identifying prepositional phrases is to help locate the subject and verb within a sentence, since neither is located within a prepositional phrase. One the p...
a phrase consisting of a preposition, its object, which is usually a noun or a pronoun, and any modifiers of the object, as in the gray desk I use.
edit]. The underlined phrases in the following sentences are examples of
prepositional phrases in English.
At the minimum, a prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with
a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause, the "object" of the preposition. The object ...
"With spry jingles of the bell on her handlebars, a woman sped by in a crimson smock and a witchy black hat."
"It was the hour of twilight on a soft spring day toward the end of April in the year of our Lord 1929, and George Webber leaned his elbows on the sill of his b... More »
Prepositional phrases modify nouns and verbs while indicating various
relationships between subjects and verbs. They are used to color and inform
Every prepositional phrase is a series of words made up of a preposition and its
object. The object may be a noun, pronoun, gerund or clause. A prepositional ...
What is a Prepositional Phrase? Prepositional phrases are groups of words
containing prepositions. Remember that prepositions are words that indicate the
See examples of prepositional phrase. See the definition of Prepositional Phrase
in Grammar Monster's list of grammar terms and definitions.
A list of prepositional phrases and how to find prepositional phrases in sentences