Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grade 5- 8
Students learn how to use prepositions.
Give students an introduction to prepositions.
Prepositions--Words that show a relationship between other words
To see how prepositions work, look at these two words:
Prepositions can show the relationship between the fox and the log:
The fox was under the log.
The fox was on the log.
The fox was by the log.
The fox was in the log.
Prepositions always start prepositional phrases. A phrase is a group of words that doesn't make a whole sentence--a group of words that do a job together. These are all prepositional phrases:
under the log, on the log, by the log, in the log
Prepositional phrases always begin with a preposition and end with the object of the preposition. The object of the preposition is a word that answers What? or Whom? about the preposition. Under what? The log. On what? The log. In all the above prepositional phrases, log is the object of the preposition.
Here is a list of common prepositions:
| according to
| in addition to
in front of
in spite of
| next to
on account of