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Präpositionalphrasen / Prepositional Phrases

A word group may also be used as an adjective, an adverb, or a pronoun. You have already learned something about prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase is a group of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun.

(1) in front of our apartment

The noun or pronoun that ends the prepositional phrase is the object of the preposition that begins the phrase.

(2) Yoko sat between Helen and me.

Prepositional phrases used as adjectives are called adjective phrases.

(3) We of the freshman class are planning a television program.

The prepositional phrase that is used as an adverb to tell when, where, how, how much or how far, is called an adverbial phrase.

(4) I jumped into the water.