#93 - Prepositional Phrases #3 - English Grammar

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Prepositional Phrases #3

Prepositional phrases consist of two basic parts: the preposition and the object. The object can be a noun, pronoun, or gerund. In prepositional phrases, prepositions are almost always followed by an object. Sometimes prepositional phrases will function as adjectives.

Prepositional Phrases as Adverbs

Adverb prepositional phrases modify or describe an adverb, adjective, or verb. They answer questions like "why?", "when?", "where?", and "how?". Adverb prepositional phrases come after the adverb, adjective or verb.

Adverb, Adjective, or VerbAdverb Prepositional Phrase
simmeringOn the stovetop
leftAt the park
run quicklyIn high heels
droveWith her new car
flewOver the neighborhood
locatedBy the freeway exit

  • The soup is simmering on the stovetop.
  • The bikes were left at the park.
  • She can't run quickly in high heels.
  • She drove to school with her new car.
  • The plane flew over the neighborhood.
  • His stolen car was located by the freeway exit.

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