prepositional phrase

noun Grammar.
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:
1960–65

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Example sentences
Students will identify the following parts of a sentence: subject, predicate, and prepositional phrase.
In each set the two elements of the prepositional phrase have long since merged into one.
The result was frequently a conglomerate that bumped along in a sing-song manner from one prepositional phrase to another.
The federal rule has been reworded so that the sentence starts with the prepositional phrase.
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