A prepositional phrase may be either adjective or adverbial.
They also admit of derogative and prepositional inflections.
He went over, he went under, he went after—these sentences prove the forms to be as much adverbial as prepositional.
An adjective phrase is a prepositional phrase used as an adjective.
Very often this lead may be handled by means of a prepositional phrase at the beginning.
In the first three paragraphs the prepositional phrases are printed in italics.
Most adjective phrases are prepositional ( 42), as in the examples.
The prepositional construction give it to him,—to whom shall I give it?
The preposition, with its object and the modifiers of the object, forms a phrase which we call a prepositional phrase.
The Latin avoids the use of prepositional phrases as modifiers of a Noun.
late 14c., from Latin praepositionem (nominative praepositio) "a putting before, a prefixing," noun of action from past participle stem of praeponere "put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ponere "put, set, place" (see position (n.)). In grammatical use, a loan-translation of Greek prothesis, literally "a setting before."
A part of speech that indicates the relationship, often spatial, of one word to another. For example, “She paused at the gate”; “This tomato is ripe for picking”; and “They talked the matter over head to head.” Some common prepositions are at, by, for, from, in, into, on, to, and with.