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prepositional phrase

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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
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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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