Lesson Twenty-seven

prepositional phrases

When forming a sentence, it’s extremely important to know about prepositional phrases.

A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun.

Prepositional phrases indicate time, relationships, locations, connections, distance, directions, orientations, differences, etc.

Here are some examples:

  • What time do you get up in the morning? (time)
  • For the first time, he has shown an interest in girls. (time / orientation)
  • Drop whatever it is you’re doing and help me with this. (connection)
  • I have to drive to Wisconsin tomorrow. (direction)
  • Jerry works at a bank. (location)
  • In the afternoon on Sunday, we’re all going to meet at the park. (time / day / location)

There are so many different reasons for choosing a preposition to use with a verb, a noun, or an adjective. The best way to learn how to make the right choice is through reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Eventually, you will learn how to make the right choice. However, you can also learn about them more directly by visiting the following pages on this website:


verb phrases / idioms

prepositions playlist on YouTube

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Next: Lesson Twenty-eight

Having + past participle