Prepositions We’d be lost without them!
Hi, I’m Spooky.  Instead of some boring grammar lesson that you just takes notes on, I decided to help you out. Today I’m ...
What is a Preposition?
Spooky is sleeping  on the bed .
Spooky is wrapped  in a towel.
Spooky is hiding  under the staircase.
Have you figured it out yet?  <ul><li>   A  preposition  is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word. </li><...
 T he ant  on the floor  captured Spooky’s attention.   <ul><li>The preposition  on  connects  floor  with  ant   and sho...
   Most common prepositions <ul><li>Aboard </li></ul><ul><li>Above </li></ul><ul><li>Across </li></ul><ul><li>After </li>...
<ul><li>   A  phrase  is a group of words.  </li></ul><ul><li>A  prepositional phrase  is one that begins with a preposit...
<ul><li>   A prepositional phrase can NEVER be the subject of a sentence.  </li></ul>
   So when you have trouble finding subjects, just get rid of the prepositional phrases. That will narrow your search to ...
   Prepositional Phrases Role of a prepositional phrase is to describe a word or group of words that appear in the same s...
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  1. 1. Prepositions We’d be lost without them!
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Spooky. Instead of some boring grammar lesson that you just takes notes on, I decided to help you out. Today I’m going to help teach you about prepositions. This stuff is important, though, so anytime you see this symbol  make sure that piece of info goes down in your notes.
  3. 3. What is a Preposition?
  4. 4. Spooky is sleeping on the bed .
  5. 5. Spooky is wrapped in a towel.
  6. 6. Spooky is hiding under the staircase.
  7. 7. Have you figured it out yet? <ul><li> A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word. </li></ul>
  8. 8.  T he ant on the floor captured Spooky’s attention. <ul><li>The preposition on connects floor with ant and shows the relationship between them. </li></ul>
  9. 9.  Most common prepositions <ul><li>Aboard </li></ul><ul><li>Above </li></ul><ul><li>Across </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><li>Against </li></ul><ul><li>Along </li></ul><ul><li>Among </li></ul><ul><li>Around </li></ul><ul><li>At </li></ul>Before Behind Below Beneath Beside Between Beyond By Concerning Down During Except For From In Inside Into Like Near Of Off On Out Outside Over Past Since Through Throughout To Toward Under Underneath Until Up Upon With Within Without
  10. 10. <ul><li> A phrase is a group of words. </li></ul><ul><li>A prepositional phrase is one that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun as its object.. </li></ul>Spooky went out on the porch. “ Out on the porch” is the prepositional phrase. “ Out on” is the preposition. (sometimes prepositions consist of more than one word.) Porch is the object of the preposition.
  11. 11. <ul><li> A prepositional phrase can NEVER be the subject of a sentence. </li></ul>
  12. 12.  So when you have trouble finding subjects, just get rid of the prepositional phrases. That will narrow your search to what's left. <ul><li>During the football game , I snuck into the kitchen. </li></ul><ul><li>The scraps from dinner were in the garbage. </li></ul><ul><li>Except for the dog , no one was at home. </li></ul><ul><li>With one nudge , I pushed the can on its side . </li></ul><ul><li>Until the end of the game , I could snack on the </li></ul><ul><li>scraps with no fear of interruption </li></ul>
  13. 13.  Prepositional Phrases Role of a prepositional phrase is to describe a word or group of words that appear in the same sentence
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