Prepositional Phrases By: Dani E, Paige J, Kinsey N, Kaitlyn T

What are Phrases?

  • A phrase is a group of words that are part of a sentence.
  • The words act as different parts of speech.
  • Phrases cannot convey a complete thought.
  • They are used to add varying lengths to sentences and create details for the reader
  • There are five kinds of phrases that appear most often; prepositional, infinitive, gerund, and participle.
  • Depending on the type of phrase determines what the phrase contains.

Prepositional Phrases

  • A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition.
  • Prepositions are words that indicate the relationships between various elements
  • Prepositions require an object to complete them, typically a noun or a pronoun.

How to Find Prep Phrases

  • Begin with a preposition
  • End with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause
  • (The object of the prepositional phrase)
Prepositional Phrase Patterns
Common Prepositions

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