English Grammar Index
Phrasal Prepositions :
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A phrase Preposition consists of a preposition followed by a prepositional complement. The complement is usually a noun phrase.
Preposition + a noun phrase :
As usual, her bright smile greeted me at the breakfast table.
Preposition + a noun-cause :
She came from what she called a small farm of two hundred acres.
Preposition + an – ing clause :
Benjamin tried to shake off his fears by looking at the sky.
Preposition + an adverb :
You can see the station from here.
Functions of Phrase Prepositions :
Phrase Preposition as an adverbial :
We may need you to do some work in the evening.
To my surprise the doctor phoned the next morning.
Finally I went back to my old job.
Phrase Preposition as a modifier in a noun phrase :
She felt she had no chance of promotion.
We’ve rented this COTTAGE in the country.
The NOISE from the sitting-room was deafening.
Phrase Preposition as a verb complement :
You mustn’t worry too much about this.
Phrase Preposition as a complement of an adjective :
I’m terribly bad at dates.
Planners are worried about the noise.
Would you be interested in writing an article?
Before lunch is when I do my best work.