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PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES


BEGINNING SENTENCES WITH PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES :

For the sake of emphasis or variety you may sometimes begin a sentence with a prepositional phrase.





Example:
A1. We arrived at the station in the morning.
A2. In the morning we arrived at the station.


It is not necessarily better to start a  sentence with a prepositional phrase However, a variety of sentence beginnings makes more interesting reading.


EXERCISE: (REWRITE THE FOLLOWING):
Lisa walked home slowly after the exhausting game.
Several people walked outside the hot, stuffy room.
A monkey pecked out of it’s cage after eating a dozen bananas.
The actor will get off the train at the next stop.
The fans entered the theater in a matter of minutes.


PLACEMENT OF PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES:
Some times a prepositional phrase can be moved frame one position to another in a sentence without changing the meaning. At other times however the position of a prepositional phrase makes a great deal of difference in the meaning of a sentence.


Example:
1A.The band played before the game in the end zone.
(The above group of words is unclear. Alter the position of the prepositional phrase to make it clear)


1B. The band played in the end zone before the game.


EXERCISE:(PLACE THE PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES CORRECTLY) :
A dog appeared at our gate with long black far.
Arun left his cell phone on the bus in his hurry .
The cake is for dessert on the table.
Flora told takes to the class about dogs.
Bruce mailed the parcel to his uncle in the post office.

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