The Object of The Preposition



The Object of The Preposition :



I know the job that I have to apply for.
for - preposition - having its object that – relative pronoun

That is the girl whom I was speaking of.
of - preposition - whom - relative pronoun

What are you looking at?
You are looking at what?
at - preposition
what - interrogative pronoun - object of AT

What is she thinking of?
She is thinking of what?
of - preposition - having its object 'what'

What is he on about now?
He is on what?
on - preposition - having its object 'what'

It may be noted that the prepositions come after the verbs in these sentences.

When the object is the relative pronoun THAT as in the following sentence, the preposition is always placed at the end.

1. I know the job that I have to apply for.

The preposition is often placed at the end when the object is an interrogative pronoun as in the following sentences.

1. What are you looking at?
2. What is she thinking of?
3. What is he on about now?

The preposition is often placed at the end when the object is a relative pronoun understood as in the following sentence.

1. That is the girl whom I was speaking of.
2. Mahatma Gandhi will always be gratefully thought of.

In the sentence, the preposition OF is placed at the end of the sentence. The sentence begins with the object of the preposition. This is done for the sake of emphasis.

1. Wait for a minute.

In informal language, we say, "wait a minute."

Here the preposition FOR is omitted, for the sake of convenience.

1. He never thought of his financial problems.
2. They have to give off their ambitions to attain their goals.
3. He has to walk for many kilometers to reach his school.
4. You are not warned of these dangers when you reached the sea-shore.
5. She smiled at her friends as they entered the main-hall.
6. The school refused to write off your dues to be paid to the school.
7. My parents lived peaceful lives in Chennai till their death.
8. My neighbour gave me many problems over these matters.
9. It is not good for our health to eat hot-drinks.
10. His teacher has given him many assignments over this chapter.

The above sentences have prepositions properly placed in the sentences.

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