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. PHRASAL VERBS WHAT ARE PHRASAL VERBS? A PHRASAL VERB IS A VERB PLUS A PREPOSITION OR ADVERB WHICH CREATES A MEANING DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL VERB. FOR EXAMPLE: He ranawaywhen he was 15. run + away = leave home I ranintomy teacher at themovieslastnight. run + into = meet
PREPOSITIONALPHASES A prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause, the "object" of the preposition. The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it. These are the patterns for a prepositionalphrase: preposition + noun, pronoun, gerund, orclause preposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, gerund, orclause :
Here are some examples of the most basic prepositional phrase: Most prepositional phrases are longer, like these: At home At = preposition; home = noun. In time In = preposition; time = noun. From Richie From = preposition; Richie = noun. With me With = preposition; me = pronoun. Under the warm blanket Under = preposition; the, warm = modifiers; blanket = noun. In the weedy, overgrown garden In = preposition; the, weedy, overgrown = modifiers; garden = noun. Along the busy, six-lane highway Along = preposition; the, busy, six-lane = modifiers; highway = noun.