Object of a Preposition
A person, place, or thing always follows a preposition. We call this word the object of the preposition. Every preposition must have an object. Otherwise, it is not a preposition. We italicize prepositions and star their objects in the phrases below.
at the *corner
on the *table
around the *lake
within a *year
in the *library
aboard the *ship
beneath a *crag
concerning this *issue
despite the *frustration
in addition to *Molly
during this *session
over the *clouds
via *pony express
down the *stairs
through the *tunnel
like a *rocket
for your *homework
considering the *snow
in regard to a *complaint
on behalf of the *team
round about *me
owing to some *delays
according to the *law
across from our *home
in addition to *Sylvester
by means of *impeachment
Prepositions may have compound objects:
- Ivy hikes through *rain and *sleet.
- Gus thinks about *villains and *heroes.
- They settled the argument by means of *discussion and *compromise.
- Opposite *Ben Franklin and *Alexander Hamilton sat John Adams.
Star the object (or objects) of each preposition in these sentences.
- Before dark, I went to the store for milk and water.
- I walked over the bridge and toward the sunset.
- Before lunch, I chased after my runaway dog and cat.
- I noticed them hiding near the big tree neighbor's past the garage and driveway.
- In addition to the beauty, we appreciate the meaning of paintings and sculptures.
- Despite the mess, don't cry over spilled milk.
- Before *dark, I went to the *store for *milk and *water.
- I walked over the *bridge and toward the *sunset.
- Before *lunch, I chased after my runaway *dog and *cat.
- I noticed them hiding near the big neighbor's *tree past the *garage and *driveway.
- In addition to the *beauty, we appreciate the meaning of *paintings and *sculptures.
- Despite the *mess, don't cry over spilled *milk.
Underline each preposition and star each object of a preposition in these sentences.
- In addition to the freedoms of speech and press, Amendment I guarantees the freedom of religion.
- Without Amendment V, people would testify against themselves.
- In addition to the *freedoms of *speech and *press, Amendment I guarantees the freedom of *religion.
- Without *Amendment V, people would testify against *themselves.