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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"). 


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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