Parts of Speech: Preposition

Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

7. Preposition

A preposition is a word or phrase that allows you to connect two nouns or nouns and pronouns.  Sometimes a preposition answers the question of how, when, where, which one,  and what kind.

ex:  The cookies in the grocery bag are Molly’s.
The preposition, “in the grocery bag,” answers “which ones” or the cookies.

ex:  My dance recital starts after school.
The preposition, “after school,” answers “when” the recital starts.

ex:  He will be traveling to the Bahamas.
The preposition, “to the Bahamas,” answers “where” he is traveling to.

PRACTICE

Find the preposition(s) in each sentence:

1.  My relatives from New York will be arriving tomorrow.
2.  You should put the vase in the center of the table.
3.  We drove passed the highway and underneath the bridge.
4.  The princess with long hair was trapped in the tower.

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