Weblinks: Prepositional Phrases

List of Prepositions

Explanations:  http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/prepositions

A prepositional phrase goes from a preposition to a noun.  There can be an article and/or adjective in the middle.

Preposition Article and/or Adjective Noun (or pronoun)
to school
for my sister
with a large blue bag
about the grammar
to the airport
under her bed
on the white table
for me

A prepositional phrase can go before or after the subject-verb-object, or both before and after.  Usually, when the prepositional phrase is first, it is a time phrase.  It is more common for the prepositional phrases to be after the subject-verb-object.

  • After lunch, we usually buy a cup of coffee
  • She drives her carto school.
  • Until 2015 I lived in my country.
  • He didn’t speak English in 2019  before this class.

Sometimes, a prepositional phrase can act as an adjective, describing a noun:

  • The student in the blue hat wants my attention.
  • That car with a white top looks amazing!

You can use many prepositional phrases in one sentence!

  • In the morning after her coffee she sits down at the computer and works on her students’ homework on Canvas until lunchtime.

Explanation and practice

Here is a list of prepositions with practice sets at the bottom 

Introduction to Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVwL1gl3yPs

(note – she explains well, but she has a little bit of an accent, so be sure to put on the cc (close captions) so you can understand well).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3wQ5dgFPms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3bKw_cyow  

More Practice

“Like” as a verb or as a preposition

Like verb (enjoy/love) vs. like preposition (similar to)
explanation https://www.englishgrammar.org/preposition-conjunction/
Video lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEWIDx1IEP0 (2 minutes)
Quiz (it’s mine, so put your name) https://testmoz.com/1662238

1 Response to Weblinks: Prepositional Phrases

  1. tim says:

    good exercise

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