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Object of a Preposition - Glossary of Terms


Object of a Preposition

A preposition sits before a noun (or a pronoun) to show that noun's relationship to another nearby word.  The noun after a preposition is known as the object of a preposition. It is always in the objective case (e.g., "with him" not "with he"; "to whom" and not "to who"). 

Examples:

The ants get in your ears when you are sleeping.
                     
              preposition    object of the preposition
 
(The preposition "in" shows the relationship between "ants" and "ears".)

 
Interactive example:
 
Are those biscuits on the table for the dogs? [show me the objects of the prepositions]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are prepositions?
Who and whom
Ending a sentence in a preposition
The object of a preposition
Verbs with prepositions - succinct writing
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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