Lesson Planning of Prepositional phrase
- Read the following sentences:
- (a) He is ill (b) He still works.
- In spite of his illness, he works.
- (a) He made a promise. (b) He kept it also.
- Besides making a promise, he kept it.
- In sentence (ii) ‘In spite of’ and in sentence (IV) ‘besides making’ are groups of words beginning with a preposition and act as a unit other than a Noun Phrase, an Adjective Phrase or Adverb Phrase, such Phrases are called Prepositional Phrases.
- So, a prepositional phrase consists of preposition followed by a prepositional complement which is characteristically a noun phrase or a WH – Clause or V-ing Clause.
- Note: Some Adjective Phrases and Adverbial Phrases also begin with a Preposition. But such an adjective Phrase qualifies a noun, while a purely prepositional phrase keeps its main force on preposition construction. However, in a broader sense, prepositional phrases include adjective phrase beginning with a preposition, adverb phrase beginning with a preposition and a purely prepositional phrase with its main force on preposition.
The railway station.
What he said
Singing a song
- Prepositional Phrase is consistent on preposition, which is followed by prepositional complement.
- A few Prepositional Phrase are, as; According to, along with, away from, because of, in favour of, in spite of, instead of, in order to, in place of, on account of, with a view to, with regard to, at the bottom of, at home in, by dint of, by way of, in case of etc.
- Who is at the bottom of this conspiracy?
- He at home in English.
- He succeeded by dint of hard work.
- I said it just by way of joke.
- Call me in case of danger.
- He played instead of working.
- I went there with a view to meeting him.
- He could not come to school because of illness.
- We are in favour of change here.
- He acted according to the instructions.
- Identify the prepositions and prepositional phrases:
- Work hard instead of talking.
- She sat in the sun.
- There is a school in front of my house.
- I am fond of reading novels.
- He was at the point of death.
- He came here by road.
- He succeeded in the teeth of opposition.
- He is on the verge of retirement.
- He was happy on the eve of his marriage.
- He went there on foot
- instead of (PP
- in (preposition)
- In front of (PP)
- of (Preposition)
- At the point of (PP)
- by (Preposition)
- In the teeth of (PP)
- On the verge of (PP)
- On the eve of (PP)
- On (Preposition)
- Identify Adjective Phrases, Adverb Phrases, Noun Phrases and Prepositional Phrases in the following sentences.
- She won our hearts in spite of her faults.
- She speaks like a born orator.
- Is this the train go to Karachi?
- She expected your answer at an early date.
- We left the place at that moment,
- The accident occurred on this spot.
- We did not expect such treatment at his hands.
- The cottage on this hill was washed away.
- All their activities were withdrawn from this very moment.
- The student cried for a holiday in a loud voice.
- She won the prize by means of hard work.
- Call the Fire Brigade in case of fire.
- He denied stealing the money.
- I hope to win the first prize.
- The poor man lived in a hut made of wood.
- How did you get a thing of values?
- He is waiting in front of the school.
- The hunter went to the jungle in search of a deer.
- This is an axe made of iron.
- The train was late in the usual way.
- In spite of (Prepositional phrase)
- like a born orator (Adverb Phrase)
- to Karachi (Adjective Phrase)
- at an early date (Adverb Phrase)
- at that moment (Adverb Phrase)
- on this spot (Adverb Phrase)
- such a treatment at his hands (Noun Phrase)
- on this hill (Adjective Phrase)
- from this very moment (Adverb Phrase)
- in a loud voice (Adverb Phrase)
- by means of (Prepositional Phrase)
- in case of (Prepositional Phrase)
- stealing the money (Noun Phrase)
- to win the first prize (Noun Phrase)
- made of the wood (Adjective Phrase)
- a thing of value (Adjective phrase)
- in front of(Prepositional Phrase)
- in search of (Prepositional Phrase)
- made of iron (Adjective Phrase)
- in the usual way (Adverb Phrase)