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Busy Prepositions. Definition:. A preposition shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word. Examples:. The ant is on the basket. by the dog. in the soda. In formal writing:. Avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. No--Please find something to write with . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Busy Prepositions

  • Definition:A preposition shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.

  • Examples:The ant is on the basket. by the dog. in the soda.

  • In formal writing:Avoid ending a sentence with a preposition.

    No--Please find something to write with.

    YesPlease find something with which to write.

  • ButIn casual writing and conversation it is becoming more acceptable to use preps improperly.

  • Examples:Who are you talking to?

  • Prep PhrasesBegin with a preposition on the basket. by the dog. in the soda.

  • Prep PhrasesEnd with an object on the basket. by the dog. in the soda.

  • Objects of preps:The ant is on the basket. by the dog. in the soda.

  • Objects:The ant is under the basket.

    under = prepositionbasket = object of preposition

  • ObjectsThe ant is by the dog.

    by = prepositiondog = object

  • For your success: You must memorize the 53 most common prepositions. This will help you in all areas of grammar study!

  • Why? There are no subjects or verbs in prepositional phrases.

  • Prepositions about alongabove amidacrossamongafter around against at atop

  • Prepositionsbeforebeyondbehindbut (except)belowby beneath beside between

  • Prepositionsconcerningdownduringexcept infor insidefrom into

  • Prepositions likeon nearonto out ofoutside off over

  • Prepositionspast towardregardingsince throughthroughoutto

  • Prepositionsunderwith underneathwithinuntil withoutup upon

  • Page 60: Exercise 11With Peary, on every expedition, except the first oneFor a long time, for his role As an assistant, on a trip, to NicaraguaThrough the jungle As a result, in the photograph, on this page