A prepositional phrase
begins with a preposition and usually ends with a
noun or a pronoun.
The prepositional phrase is underlined in each sentence.
The elderly man went to the doctor’s office today.
In the morning, the elementary school students perform their exercises.
These magicians performed many tricks for the children.
Tomas walked into the dark house.
The word that ends the prepositional phrase is the object of the preposition.
In each of these sentences, the prepositional phrases are underlined, and
the objects of the preposition are italicized.
All of the trees had been pruned by the workers.
Someone in this office has borrowed the stapler from Markisha.
Will you show your necklace to your grandparents?
The Different Foods
The body is very exacting in its demands, requiring certain definite foods for the formation and maintenance of its cells, and other foods, equally definite, but of different character, for heat; our diet therefore must contain foods of high fuel value, and likewise foods of cell-forming power.
Although the foods which we eat are of widely different character, such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, oils, meats, eggs, milk, cheese, etc., they can be put into three great classes: the carbohydrates, the fats, and the proteids.