Prepositional Phrases

Prepositional Phrases :

Phrase :

A Phrase is a combination of group of related words which contribute to the overall structure of the sentence and the meaning of the sentence.

They visited the temple in the Big City – Tirupati.

The group of words in bold is called a phrase. The group of words has no separate meaning whereas that group of words adds value to the overall sentence and gives meaning to the sentence. This is the nature of a phrase and the limitation of a phrase. Since, a phrase plays a various functions in a sentence; there are nine types of phrases widely used in our sentences. The noun in this type of phrase is called the object of the preposition.

Prepositional Phrases

This type of phrase consists of a preposition and a noun phrase. We use this phrase on many occasions. This phrase has a preposition, noun or pronoun and may also consist of other words. This phrase begins with a preposition and mostly ends with a noun or pronoun. This phrase plays as an adjective or adverb in a sentence. Whatever this phrase ends with is called object of preposition.

Near the door, on the wall, after the session, upon your visit, before his arrival, into the school, to the town, by your-self, etc…. are few of the phrases of this type which we use widely in our sentences while writing.

For examples :

1. The student in the class-room is naughty.

2. The minister in the white-car is arguing with his sub-ordinates.

3. The people on the street are running hither and thither.

4. They will be back in few seconds.

5. They went to Tokyo.

6. My daughter is the girl in pink-dress.

7. The tiger was killed by my father.

8. This car belongs to your parents.

9. Please, do not argue with your parents.

10. You are always speaking in husky voice.

11. His friends are having fun time with their parents.

12. She is not in good mood to talk about this with her.

13. It is very good to discuss in the morning.

14. Make something out of this mess.

15. You are after medical degree.

16. Your sister is not making progress after the accident.

17. I am yet to come to the school.

18. A girl on the road is singing a song.

19. The man in the room is your father.

20. She is shouting in a husky voice.

21. She always treats others in a good manner.


  1. Kinds of Phrases
  2. Noun Phrases
  3. Adjective Phrases
  4. Adverb Phrases
  5. Verb Phrases
  6. Infinitive Phrases
  7. Infinitives
  8. Gerund Phrases
  9. Participle Phrases
  10. Absolute Phrases
  11. Nominative Phrase
  12. Appositive Phrases

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