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prepositional phrase

noun, Grammar
1.
a phrase consisting of a preposition, its object, which is usually a noun or a pronoun, and any modifiers of the object, as in the gray desk I use.
Origin of prepositional phrase
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • A prepositional phrase may be either adjective or adverbial.

  • An adjective phrase is a prepositional phrase used as an adjective.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • Very often this lead may be handled by means of a prepositional phrase at the beginning.

  • This use is due to the fact that the infinitive with to is really a prepositional phrase ( 42).

  • The preposition, with its object and the modifiers of the object, forms a phrase which we call a prepositional phrase.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • A prepositional phrase is a phrase composed of a preposition and its object and modifiers.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • An adverb phrase is a prepositional phrase used as an adverb.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • And we can also use the prepositional phrase to express relationship which we cannot express by a single adjective or adverb.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • So the preposition has given us a new means of expression, the prepositional phrase.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • In the second sentence, of wealth is a prepositional phrase, used as an adjective modifying the noun men.

    Plain English Marian Wharton

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