Object of the Preposition (Prepositional Complement)
The Functions of Nouns in Sentences. Examples. Quiz
Functions of Nouns in sentences
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A Preposition is a word that shows location, movement, or direction. Common prepositions are of, on, to, in, near, below, beneath, beside, over, across, with, by, for, and under.
A preposition is always followed by a noun (or pronoun) called the Object of the preposition.
In the following examples, preposition is underlined and Object of the Preposition is shown in color.
- This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Today we talked about Shakespeare.
- Mike was pointing to a glowing object beneath the sea.
- Authorities have warned planes to avoid the airspace near the raging volcano.
- I watch cars passing over the bridge, moving above the trees and houses.
- Are those candies on the table for the kids?
Note that bjects of prepositions can have modifiers (raging volcano, the sea) or be compound (trees and houses)