To the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle…” Preposition Song
C FThere are forty-seven wordsC F G CThat are prepositions.
C F C GAbout, above, across, after C F cAgainst, along, among, Garound, at –C F CBefore, behind, below, beneath F C G CBeside, between, beyond, by.
(Take a deep exaggerated breath…) C F CDown, during, except, for, fromF C G CIn, inside, into, like, near.C GOf, off, on, onto, outC F C GOutside, over, past, since, through C FThroughout, to, toward, under, Cunderneath –
G C G CUp, upon, with, within, without(Shhhh)Up, upon, with, within, without.(Loud)Up, upon, with, within, without.
Circle the prepositional phrases: • After the movie the group of teenagers went to McDonalds for a burger. • Without sugar the blueberries were too sour for the dinner guests. • Sally worked from midnight to moon on her science project. • Over the river and through the woods to grandfather’s house we go.
5. He ate three boxes of popcorn with butter during the movie. • Despite his fear of water Jack saved the drowning puppy. • Janet took her lunch with her to the seminar. • At the Country Fair the child with the freckles won the talent contest. • For breakfast she likes bananas with strawberries. • Down the dark alley the cat chased a rat with long whiskers.
The police searched throughout the apartment complex for the escaped criminal. • During the summer Gordie fishes under the large oak tree beside Silver Creek. • By noon Jimmy decided a nap on the hammock would be nice. • Geese live in flocks while cattle live among the herds. • Around the world music brings together people of all nationalities.
He likes movies about war; she prefers movies with a romantic theme. • Away form home for the first time, Mary wrote numerous letters to her family. • Mud squished beneath her feet as Ann walked through the woods during a rainstorm. • The sculptures above the entrance was designed by a nineteenth century artist. • Inside the auditorium, a group of dancers were practicing.