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16.6: Prepositions

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  • Prepositions are words that come before a noun or pronoun that form a phrase often indicating a position or place. Here is a list of some common prepositions:

    about behind for over
    above below in past
    after beside into regarding
    along between like since
    among by of with
    as despite onto  
    before during opposite  

    Example \(\PageIndex{1}\):

    He brought his furniture into the apartment.

    The prepositional phrase will end with either a noun or pronoun called the object of the preposition.

     Here is a list of some common compound prepositions:

    according to as well as because of
    except for instead of with regard to
    in front of due to  
    next to in spite of  

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Cross out the prepositional phrases.
    1. The thoughts of the wife were that the furniture belonged somewhere else.
    2. By the time she spoke up, it was too late.
    3. Most of the furniture will go in the bedroom.
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