Functions of Prepositional Phrase in A Sentence



Functions of Prepositional Phrase in A Sentence :



A Prepositional Phrase functions as an adjective and an adverb.

As an adjective, the prepositional phrase answers the question Which one?

Example :

The fruit in the basket is fresh.
Which fruit?
The one in the basket

The kettle over the fire is whistling.
Which kettle?
The one over the fire

The red dress, inside the almirah, was a gift.
Which dress?
The one inside the almirah

As an adverb, the prepositional phrase answers the questions How, When and Where?

Example :

Rata is hurt from yesterday’s cricket match.
How did Ravi get hurt?
From yesterday’s cricket match

Before the new session, we were asked to get new school uniforms.
When were we asked?
Before the new session

To sort out the issue, we called for a meeting at the auditorium.
Where was the meeting called?
At the auditorium

Few Sentences with Prepositional Phrases :

1. Jack arrived late at the bus stop.
2. In case of bad weather, we will postpone the trip to next week.
3. I saw a stranger standing in front of the gate.
4. Jessica took your bag to the market by mistake.
5. I can’t do anything at the moment.
6. Every diamond is perfect and most of them are cut beautifully.
7. The colour depends on the clarity' of the diamond.
8. People now wear diamond jewellery around their necks.
9. People now wear diamond jewellery on their wrists.
10. People now wear diamond jewellery on their fingers.
11. People now wear diamond jewellery in their ears.



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