Slide 2 aboard about above across after against along amid among anti around as at before behind below beneath beside besides between beyond but by concerning considering despite down during except excepting excluding following for from in inside into like minus near of off on onto opposite outside over past per plus regarding round save since than through to toward towards under underneath unlike until up upon versus via with within without Slide 3 At the very least, a prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause- the "object" of the preposition. The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it. Slide 4 preposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause Slide 5 At home At = preposition; home = noun About what we need About = preposition; what we need = noun clause. In the weedy, overgrown garden In = preposition; the, weedy, overgrown = modifiers; garden = noun. Slide 6 A prepositional phrase will function as an adjective or adverb. As an adjective, the prepositional phrase will answer the question Which one? As an adverb, a prepositional phrase will answer questions such as How? When? or Where? Slide 7 Prepositional Phrases never contain the subject of the sentence. You should be able to take the phrase out of the sentence and it will still make logical sense. Slide 8 List the prepositions in each example 1. Carol threw her netbook out the window of her room. 2. Susan stood in the middle of the room. 3. Jimmy was sure that a monster lived under his bed. 4. Despite the rain, Kevin still wanted to go swimming. 5. Barbara went into the garden with Steve.