A preposition is basically a word that can’t stand alone because it wouldn’t make sense by itself. So, examples of a preposition would be “in“, “under“, or “around“. You notice these words can’t stand by themselves because they don’t make sense by themselves.
There’s not enough information there. So, that’s where the prepositional phrase comes into play.
A prepositional phrase might look like “in the tree” or “around the corner“.
So, right here, “in” would be a preposition, and “tree” is what we call the object of the preposition, because right here, if we just have the preposition “in“, we’re wondering “in” what? It’s “in the tree“.
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