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Using Prepositional Phrases


A preposition shows position or direction. Common prepositions include above, after, around, beside, by, into, of, over, and with.

I placed a drop of isotonic solution on the microscope slide.

A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, contains an object (a noun or pronoun), and includes any words that modify the object.

Then I slid the slide under the optical microscope.

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