Prepositional Phrases in Opening Paragraphs: Definition, Rules, Examples, and How to Use Them Effectively
A prepositional phrase is a group of words that consists of a preposition, an object of the preposition, and any modifiers. The prepositional phrase modifies a noun or pronoun in the sentence.
- A prepositional phrase must have a preposition.
- The prepositional phrase must have an object of the preposition.
- The object of the preposition can be a noun, a pronoun, or a gerund.
- The prepositional phrase can have modifiers, such as adjectives or adverbs.
- The cat under the table is sleeping.
- The dog with the ball is running.
- The bird in the tree is singing.
- The car in the driveway is new.
- The house on the hill is big.
|Preposition||Object of the Preposition||Modifiers|
|in||the park||children were playing on the swings|
|by||the light of the moon||they walked through the forest|
|with||a smile on her face||she greeted the guests|
|after||a long day at work||he finally relaxed at home|
|on||top of the mountain||they could see for miles|
|in||the heat of the moment||he said something he regretted|
|from||the corner of his eye||he saw a shadow move|
|with||a heavy heart||she said goodbye to her best friend|
|in||the center of the room||there was a beautiful vase of flowers|
|on||the edge of the cliff||they felt both fear and excitement|