March 29, 2015

Phrases: Prepositional

The prepositional phrase includes the preposition and the object of the preposition as well as any modifiers related to either. A list of common prepositions: above across after* against among around at according … [Read more...]


Prepositions are small words such as "with" and "into" that themselves are difficult to define in words. Suffice it to say that prepositions create a relationship between other words in a sentence by linking phrases to the rest of the … [Read more...]

Prepositions vs. Conjunctions

Words that are sometimes conjunctions can act as prepositions. The subordinating conjunctions BEFORE, AFTER and UNTIL can act as prepositions when they are followed by objects rather than dependent clauses. Remember that a clause has a subject … [Read more...]

Prepositions vs Adverbs

Words that are sometimes prepositions can act as adverbs. A preposition requires an object. An adverb does not. A single word acting as an adverb answers where, when, how or to what degree about the verb. If you want to see the eclipse, you … [Read more...]

Preposition Practice Exercise

Identify the prepositions in each sentence as well as their objects. After completing the entire exercise, click on the "Are You Prepared?" button at the bottom of this page to see the answers. 1. The puppies wandered around the fenced yard until … [Read more...]

Preposition Practice Exercise Answers

1. The puppies wandered around the fenced yard until their owner arrived. AROUND is a preposition whose object is YARD. UNTIL is NOT a preposition; it is a SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION. 2. Without a care in the world, Alex is relaxing, waiting … [Read more...]

Interactive Conjunctions and Prepositions Quiz #1


Identify the underlined part of speech. … [Read more...]

Interactive Conjuctions and Prepositions Quiz #2

Identify the underlined part of speech. ************* Help Keep The Tongue Untied Free Get the entire Tongue Untied 10-week curriculum in an easy-to-read PDF (complete with explanations and examples) for only $15 ************* … [Read more...]