Prepositional Phrases

A prepositional phrase is a grouping of words that begins with a preposition and ends with the object of that preposition. The phrase also contains any words between the preposition and its object, such as articles and adjectives.

Examples of Prepositional Phrases

Some examples of prepositional phrases would be the following:

The soccer player swiftly kicked the ball into the net.

(“into” = preposition; “net” = object of preposition; “into the net” = prepositional phrase)

Cecil collected his notes and briefcase after the board meeting.

(“after” = preposition; “meeting” = object of preposition; “after the board meeting” = prepositional phrase)

Hannah parked her car behind the restaurant.

(“behind” = preposition; “restaurant” = object of preposition; “behind the restaurant” = prepositional phrase)

Virginia’s birthday presents are being delivered to her parents’ house.

(“to” = preposition; “house” = object of preposition; “to her parents’ house” = prepositional phrase)

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