Definition of Prepositional Phrase

A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition, a noun or pronoun object of the preposition, and any modifiers of the object. A preposition sits in front of (is “pre-positioned” before) its object. The following words are the most commonly used prepositions: about. below.

A prepositional phrase can also be defined as a phrase that starts with a preposition and ends with a noun (or a pronoun). A prepositional phrase is a group of words that lacks either a verb or a subject, and that functions as a unified part of speech.

Example of Prepositional Phrase

from Canada – from (preposition), Canada (noun)

Other examples of Prepositional phrase

By the ocean

Near the window

Over the cabinet

Under your hat

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