Parts of Speech - Prepositions
Instructions: Remembering what was taught in
Lesson 71, find the prepositionsA preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and the object of the preposition.
Source: Lesson 71 in these sentences. Remember that a preposition must have an object to complete it.
1. I like the color of the curtain on the window.
2. Jane walked along in the rain during the shower.
3. Hang the picture up or set it down behind the couch.
4. Eric was shining his light around in the car beside us.
5. The bird swooped down, picked up the mouse, and landed on the fence.
Note: "up" appears to have an object, but really it is telling how or where the bird picked the mouse. You are really saying "The bird picked the mouse up."