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Prepositions can connect nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence. Example: The mouse lives on a farm.
Prepositions can show the relationship between nouns and other words in a sentence. Example: . . . over the rocks the mouse chased the fox . . .
Prepositions are usually followed by a noun or pronoun. Example: beneath the tractor . . . beneath (preposition) the tractor (noun)
Prepositional phrases include a preposition and its object or noun. Example: Around the house the fox chased the mouse . . . Around (preposition) Around what? The house (the object or noun) Example: into the barn into (preposition) Into what? The barn (the object or noun)
Now It's Your Turn!
Picture a Preposition
Draw a picture of a house. Write four prepositional phrases about the house. For example, you might write, "A bird is on the roof." Add each of the four prepositional phrases to your drawing of the house. Exchange your drawing with a friend. Can your friend come up with four prepositional phrases about the house from studying your drawing?