What is a Prepositional Phrase?

From Towson University’s website:

Prepositions are words which begin prepositional phrases.

prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition, a noun or pronoun object of the preposition, and any modifiers of the object.

A preposition sits in front of (is “pre-positioned” before) its object.

The following words are the most commonly used prepositions:

about below excepting off toward
above beneath for on under
across beside(s) from onto underneath
after between in out until
against beyond in front of outside up
along but inside over upon
among by in spite of past up to
around concerning instead of regarding with
at  despite into since within
because of down like through without
before during near throughout with regard to
behind except of to with respect to

 

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