prepositional phrase


: a phrase that begins with a preposition and ends in a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase
In "He is from Russia," "from Russia" is a prepositional phrase.

Examples of prepositional phrase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The town where nobody knows your address (because nobody has one) The city has a whole prepositional phrase attached to its name. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024

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“Prepositional phrase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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