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the object of the preposition


The object of the preposition is the noun or pronoun that follows a prepo-
sition and completes the prepositional phrase. The prepositional phrase can
also includemodifiers.

In the sentence, ‘‘The orange juice box was in the new refrigerator,’’ the
prepositional phrase is ‘‘in the new refrigerator.’’ This phrase answers
the question ‘‘Where (is the orange juice box)?’’ The object of the preposition
is refrigerator. The modifier, or describer, is new.
The compound objects of the preposition are two or more objects, such as
‘‘Mom (and) Dad’’ in the sentence, ‘‘The party was paid for by Mom and Dad.’’

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. what good writers do
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. the participle and participial phrase
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7. complete and simple predicates
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8. the noun clause
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. the direct object
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11. the verb phrase
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12. the pronoun
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13. the adverb
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14. The nominative case
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15. the gerund and gerund phrase
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16. the interjection
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17. introducing phrases
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18. the adjective
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19. The possessive case
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20. introducing clauses
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21. the adjective clause
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22. Confusing usage words part three
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23. Second Capitalization List
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24. types of sentences by purpose
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25. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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26. types of nouns
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27. the noun adjective pronoun question
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28. Confusing usage words part one
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29. Confusing usage words part six
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30. More subject verb agreement situations
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31. the preposition
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32. The coordinating conjunction
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33. the correlative conjunction
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34. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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35. Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
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36. the indirect object
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37. the adjective phrase
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38. the verb
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39. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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40. the adverb phrase
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41. the adverb clause
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42. Active and passive voices
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43. Commas Part Two
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44. complete and simple subjects
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45. the noun
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46. personal pronouns
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47. irregular verbs part two
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48. the appositive
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49. Confusing usage words part eight
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50. Sound alike words part one
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