Prepositional Phrases Functioning as Adjectives

When a prepositional phrase follows and describes a noun or pronoun, then the prepositional phrase is functioning as an adjective.

Examples of Prepositional Phrases Functioning as Adjectives

Some examples of prepositional phrases functioning as adjective phrases would be the following:

Amy showed me a picture of her new puppy. (“picture” = noun being described; “of” = preposition; “of her new puppy” = adjective phrase)

Have you read the Shakespeare play about a Scottish king? (“play” = noun being described; “about” = preposition; “about a Scottish king” = adjective phrase)

The tall girl from my English class is on the basketball team. (“girl” = noun being described; “from” = preposition; “from my English class” = adjective phrase)

My uncle with the lake house invited us on summer vacation. (“uncle” = noun being described; “with”= preposition; “with the lake house” = adjective phrase)

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