prepositional phrase

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
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See also Greek prepositions or Hebrew prepositions.

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