Prepositional Phrases 1

Prepositions

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

They can be used in combination with Adjectives to provide additional details about their meaning.

The most commonly used Prepositions are: At, for, of, to and in.

These Prepositional Phrases have this structure:
Adjective + preposition.

At

  • The audience is angry at the musician.
  • She is good at drawing.
  • All students should be present at the theatre play, it’s compulsory.

For

  • I am very sorry for your loss.
  • Smoking is extremely bad for you.
  • The novel was too difficult for his class.

Of

  • The director is very proud of his movie.
  • Jason was ashamed of his behaviour.
  • She is full of energy.

To

  • I think I’m a bit addicted to the music.
  • He doesn’t feel connected to his country at all.
  • My sister is married to an English photographer.

In

  • I’m interested in modern art.
  • She is involved in promoting modern music.
  • They both are skilled in chemistry and mathematics.

Some Adjectives are used with specific Prepositions to express something.

There are no rules of how to combine or use them. It should come automatically with time and practice.

Prepositions are important as they provide additional information about the sentence. We can use certain Adjectives only with specific Prepositions.

These Prepositions are: At, for, of, to and in.

For example:
— “I am good at being a good friend.” = It gives additional information about the sentence.
— “She is interested in music.” = It gives additional information about the sentence.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.