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Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections
What comes after a preposition?
March 29, 2014 4:46AM
The preposition forms a phrase by having at least a noun (or noun form) as its object. It many also have articles (a, an, the), adjectives, and adverbs.
Example (2 phrases)
The cave was /at the base/ of a very tall, snow-covered mountain./
Is the object of a preposition before or after the preposition?
What is an object of preposition?
What preposition comes after the verb disappointed?
What is the definition of an object of a preposition?
The object of a preposition is the word or phrase that the preposition immediately refers to. For example, in the sentence: Mary hid under the table. "under" is a preposition, and "the table" is its object. The object usually comes straight after the preposition, but sometimes it appears before. Compare these two sentences: In whose name shall I book the table? Whose name shall I book the table in? In both sentences, "in" is a preposition, and "whose name" is the object of that preposition.
What does preposition mean?
When if ever is it proper to use a preposition at the end of a sentence?
It has always been proper to end an English sentence with a preposition. The utterly false rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition comes from an ill-starred attempt to make English conform to the rules of Latin grammar, where a sentence may not end with a preposition. English is not Latin: we can end a sentence with a preposition IF WE WANT TO. Winston Churchill said that the Victorian grammarians' diktat that a sentence must not end with a preposition " . . . is a restriction up with which I will not put".
Does a preposition always have to have prepositional phrase?
What preposition comes after the verb UPDATE?
The verb update is not necessarily followed by a preposition. Which preposition comes after the verb update (when applicable) depends on the context of using the word; for example: We can update the figures tomorrow. We should update the report to the committee. We will update the figures when we have the information. We will update the report from the minutes of the meeting. They did update the information for model X. They can update the next issue of the newsletter. I should update that memo.
What is an example of object of a preposition?
A preposition is a word that defines a relationship between a direct object (noun) and another noun, usually preceding the main verb. The object of the preposition is a noun being related. Ex. The cat (noun) went (verb) to (preposition) the store (object of the preposition) In this example the the nouns 'cat' and 'store' are being related. 'To the store' is an example of a prepositional phrase. Ex. Outside (preposition) my window (object of preposition), birds (direct object) sang (verb). In this example the prepositional phrase comes before the noun. While it is not the best example of effective syntax, it is not incorrect. The nouns window and birds are related by the preposition 'outside.'