A preposition is a little word that links a phrase to the rest of the sentence.
Some prepositions are into, on, above, over, under, across, against etc.
Examples of the use of prepositions :
The dog jumped over the fence.
The children went into the house.
You should look under the table for your lost coin.
The object of the preposition is usually a noun which comes after
the preposition with an article between the two words.
The object of the preposition will answer the question "What?".
In the examples above the noun "fence" answers the
question, "Over what?" Fence is the
object of the preposition.
The noun "house" answers the question, "Into what?"
House is the object of the preposition.
The noun "table" answers the question,"Under what ?"
Table is the object of the preposition.
Learn a song about prepostions .
Preposition Crossword Puzzle
Grammar: 5-Minute Daily Practice, Grades 4-8
By Judith Bauer Stamper / Scholastic Teaching
Help kids succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and more-and help meet the language arts standards. All it takes is five minutes a day! Perfect for starting the day, engaging fast finishers, or reviewing skills. 64 page workbook with answer key.
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Thanks to Bill Basham for the use of the midi.