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Prepositional Phrase - Glossary of Terms


Prepositional Phrase

A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.

Examples (prepositions in bold):

There are a number of factors.
                                
                            prepositional phase

The hamster sprinted across its cage.
                                    
                                 prepositional phase

Interactive example:
 
The bus went along Cam St. and hit the top of the tunnel. [show me the prepositional phrase]
 
Prepositional phrases sometimes make your subject seem plural, even though it might be singular.

A container of nuts and bolts were found in the attic.
(should be was / The subject is "container".)

See Simple subject
Associated pages:
 
What are prepositions?
Ending a sentence in a preposition
The object of a preposition
Verbs with prepositions - succinct writing
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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