Q. What is a prepositional phrase?
A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.
A preposition is a connector; it indicates relationships in a sentence. There are many prepositions, but here is a list of the most common:
about, above, across, after, against, among, around, as, at before, beside, between, beyond, by, during, except, for, from, in, in front of, inside, into, near, next to, of, off, on, on top of, out, out of, outside, over, since, through, to, toward, under, until, up, upon, with, within
A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples include: dog, cat, fish, school, pencil, computer, etc.
A pronoun takes the place of a noun to avoid repeating the noun over and over again. Examples include: he, she, it, they, their, our, her, his, him, them, I, we, me, us.
Examples of prepositional phrases:
The man in the bus is snoring. = in the bus is the prepositional phrase
The cat under the bed is hiding. = under the bed is the prepositional phrase
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