A prepositional phrase is a phrase that begins with a preposition and ends with that preposition’s object (or “OP“). Prepositional phrases can be either adjectival or adverbial.
The red phrases below are examples of prepositional phrases in English.
|She is on the computer.||Answers the question “where?” and is therefore adverbial.|
|He would meet her at ten.||Answers the question “when?” and is therefore adverbial.|
|The love of God is greater far…||Answers the question “which love?” and is therefore adjectival|
|Garrett ate with great gusto.||Answers the question “how?” and is therefore adverbial|
See also Greek prepositions or Hebrew prepositions.