Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Prepositions
Prepositions
 Prepositions stand before a noun or pronoun (and its
descriptors) to create a prepositional phrase.
 The e...
Prepositions (2)
 Some common prepositions in prepositional phrases (from
Mt 3:1-12):
 in the wilderness
 from the comi...
Common Prepositions
 About, above, according to, across, after, against, along, alongside
[of], among, around, at, becaus...
Prepositions (3)
 “I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to
Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at...
Prepositions (4a)
 “Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne
a scroll written on the inside and on th...
Prepositions (4b)
 “Then I saw in the right hand [adv.: where saw?] of the one [adj.:
describes what hand] seated on the ...
Caution
 Many words that can function as prepositions can also function as
other parts of speech!
 “Since” can be a prep...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Prepositions

179 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Prepositions

  1. 1. Prepositions
  2. 2. Prepositions  Prepositions stand before a noun or pronoun (and its descriptors) to create a prepositional phrase.  The entire prepositional phrase will describe some other noun or pronoun in the sentence (acting adjectivally) or the verb in the clause to which it is related (acting adverbially).
  3. 3. Prepositions (2)  Some common prepositions in prepositional phrases (from Mt 3:1-12):  in the wilderness  from the coming wrath  to yourselves  at the root  of the trees  into the granary  with unquenchable fire
  4. 4. Common Prepositions  About, above, according to, across, after, against, along, alongside [of], among, around, at, because of, before, behind, below, beneath, beside(s), between, beyond, by, concerning, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, instead of, into, like, near, of, off, on, out of, over, past, since, through, throughout, to, together with, toward, under, underneath, until, unto, up, upon, up to, with, within, without
  5. 5. Prepositions (3)  “I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Mt 3:9-10 NRSV)  Adverbial prepositional phrases:  “from these stones” (giving information about the “raising”)  “to Abraham” (ditto)  “at the root” (where is the ax lying?)  “into the fire” (where is it being thrown?)  Adjectival prepositional phrase”  “of the trees” (giving information about what root)
  6. 6. Prepositions (4a)  “Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals….And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it.” (Rev 5:1, 3 NRSV)
  7. 7. Prepositions (4b)  “Then I saw in the right hand [adv.: where saw?] of the one [adj.: describes what hand] seated on the throne [adv.: where seated?] a scroll written on the inside [adv.: how or where written?] and on the back [adv.], sealed with seven seals [adv.: sealed by what means or how?]….And no one in heaven [adj.: describes “one”] or on earth [adj.] or under the earth [adj.] was able to open the scroll or to look into it [adv.: look where?].” (Rev 5:1, 3 NRSV)
  8. 8. Caution  Many words that can function as prepositions can also function as other parts of speech!  “Since” can be a preposition, conjunction, or adverb  “To” can be a preposition (“to the river”), or it can be part of an infinitive (“to come,” “to sing,” “to look”)  FUNCTION determines what a word is in a given context

×