Preposition and Object

Preposition and Object :

In prose (not always in poetry), the Preposition is placed immediately before its Object. But the following exceptions should be noted.

(a) When the Object is WHOM, WHICH or WHAT, the Preposition may be placed last in the sentence and its Object first.

1. That is the man whom we were looking for. (Relative)
2. Which of these chairs did you sit on? (Interrogative)
3. What were you looking at? (Interrogative)

(b) When the Object is the Relative Pronoun THAT, the Preposition is invariably put last.

4. This is the man that we were looking for.

(c) When the Object is a Relative Pronoun understood, the Preposition is invariably put last.

5. This is the man (whom) we were looking for.
6. That is the book we intended to purchase.
7. This is the school we wamted to enroll our daughter.

(d) If there are two Verbs which should be followed by different Prepositions, both Prepositions must be put in.

8. I have been thinking and looking for you all day. (Incorrect)
9. I have been thinking about you and looking for you all day. (Correct)


  1. A Preposition
  2. Prepositions
  3. The Preposition
  4. Object of The Preposition
  5. Omission of Object of The Preposition
  6. Participial Prepositions
  7. Compound Prepositions
  8. BUT as A Preposition
  9. Preposition and Object
  10. Wrong Uses of Prepositions
  11. Wrong Omissions of Prepositions
  12. Misuses of Prepositions
  13. Uses of Prepositions
  14. Gerunds preceded by Prepositions
  15. Peculiar Uses of Prepositions
  16. Example Sentences with Appropriate Prepositions
  17. Words followed by Appropriate Prepositions
  18. Nouns followed by Prepositions
  19. Participles followed by Prepositions
  20. Adjectives followed by Prepositions
  21. Verbs followed by Prepositions
  22. Verbs and Prepositions
  23. Sample Sentences with Prepositions
  24. Sample Sentences with Prepositional Phrases

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