A prepositional phrase is the preposition, the object of the preposition, and all the modifiers between the two.


We use prepositional phrases for many purposes, for example:

- as adverbials of time and place: We will be back in a few days.

.- as a postmodifier in a noun phrase: Helen is the girl in the red dress.

- to show who did something: The lion was killed by the hunter

- with double object verbs like give and get: They got a drink for me.

- after certain verbs, nouns and adjectives: The book belongs to me.


Remember that a prepositional phrase will never contain the subject of a sentence.


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