Preposition Tina Rodvong Mods 5-7
Preposition • Preposition is a word that relates two other words in the sentence. • Preposition show a relationship between one word in the sentence and the noun that follows the preposition.
Common Preposition • About • Above • Across • After • Against • Along • Among • Around • At • Ahead • Aside • According • Apart • Away • As A- Along the sidewalk, an old was walking his dog. Among all the people, the girl stood out because she was different.
Common Preposition B - C • Before • Behind • Below • Beneath • Beside • Between • But • By • Concerning But is very seldom a prepositions. When it is use as a preposition, but means the same as except. Preposition • Everyone loves that car, but Kristy.
Common Prepositions • Despite • Down • During • Except • For • From • In • Inside • Into • Like D-L Be carefulFor can be use as a coordination conjunction
Common Prepositions N-P • Near • Of • Off • On • Onto • Out • Outside • Over • Past Near the door, there was a broken computer.
Common Prepositions S-T • Since • Through • Throughout • Till • To • Toward Throughout the day, she was sleeping.
Common Prepositions U-W • Under • Underneath • Until • Up • With • Within • Without
Two and Three Word Prepositions • According to • Because of • In addition to • In back of • In front of • In place of • In spite of • Instead of • Next to
Examples Chi is sitting in the rain. The umbrella is overChi’s head. Chi isoutside the house.
Prepositional Phrase Understand how to form a prepositional phrase, Preposition + optional modifier + noun • Examples • at home - at (preposition) home (noun) • under the sink – under (preposition) the (modifier) sink (noun)
Examples • Chi is a computer according to the book. • In spite of the fact that Chi is a computer, she has emotions. • Because of Chi’s emotions, she is almost human.
Warning A preposition always comes at the beginning of a Prepositional phrase which ends with a noun. Some of the words cited as prepositions here can be used as adverbs.
Be Careful But and For usually functions as a coordination conjunction. • Examples as coordination conjunction • Nicky, my friend, loves to design clothes but hates sewing clothes. • Sissy hates to cry in front of people, for it makes her feel weak.
Be Careful Some preposition also function as subordinate conjunctions • Preposition • After • As • Before • Since • Until Subordinate conjunction have both a subject and a verb following it.
Example of subordinate conjunctions Before I walked away... Before=subordinate conjunction I=subject Walked=verb If you have a noun following one of the preposition, then it is a prepositional phrase.