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Nouns used as objects of preposition:

Preposition: a word that is placed before a noun or pronoun in a sentence to show relationship.

 

The preposition section has more lessons on prepositions


In this lesson we want to show another use for a noun – object of preposition

 

Example sentence: Near the beach.

‘Near’ is the preposition

‘The beach’ is the object of preposition

 

Example sentence: Above the television

‘Above’ is the preposition

‘The television’ is the object of preposition

 

Now let’s add the subject and verb to these partial sentences:

 

Kathy lives near the beach.

‘Kathy’ is the subject

‘Lives’ is the verb

‘Near’ is the preposition

‘The beach’ is the object of preposition

 

The cat sleeps above the television.

‘The cat’ is the subject

‘Sleeps’ is the verb

‘Above’ is the preposition

‘The television’ is the object of preposition

 

We know that a preposition is a word that is placed before the noun to show relationship.

 

Let’s look at this example:

 

The kids play around the play structure.

‘Kids’ is the subject

‘Play’ is the verb

‘Around’ is the preposition

‘Play structure’ is the object of preposition

 

Why: because prepositions are placed before the noun to shop relationship.

 

Play structure = noun

What word is placed before the noun showing relationship?

The “around”

 

*End of lesson for nouns used as objects of preposition*