38 Prepositional Phrases


Prepositional Phrases are the result of the combination of the prepositions and other elements of the sentence (nouns, pronouns, gerunds).

Prepositional Phrases have this structure:
Preposition + (noun/pronoun/gerund).

Preposition + noun

  • At + home
  • Under + the bridge
  • On + time

Preposition + pronoun

  • With + me
  • To + everybody
  • From + him

Preposition + gerund

  • Without + listening
  • After + watching
  • Before + going

Preposition + noun

  • She works at home.
  • The homeless man sleeps under the bridge.
  • The meeting is at 7, I hope that she arrives on time.

Preposition + pronoun

  • You can come to Paris with me.
  • I am telling this to everybody.
  • I received a letter from him.

Preposition + gerund

  • He left the house without listening to his mom.
  • I always go to work after watching television.
  • I usually eat breakfast before going to school.

A Prepositional Phrase is used:

  • As an adjective;
  • An adverb (time and place);
  • As a noun phrase;
  • With double object verbs;
  • To show who did something.

Prepositional Phrases are when we combine prepositions with another element of the sentence (a noun, pronoun, gerund, etc.).

For example:
— “I never arrive on time.” = The combination of on (preposition) + time (noun) makes a prepositional phrase.

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