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Objects of a Preposition: Definition of object of a preposition and examples.
Posted by WOW, Oct 5, 2010.

Objects of a Preposition

Posted by WOW, Oct 5, 2010.
Filed in : Articles : Writing_basics : Grammar


The object of a preposition is the noun or pronoun which the Preposition relates to the rest of the sentence. The object is the answer to the question whom or what when asked after the preposition.

He walked through the door.
She brought the book for me.


In the first example door is the object of the preposition through.
In the next sentence me is the object of the preposition for. Note that the objective case of the pronoun is used. (Click here to read more about personal pronoun cases)


The preposition and its object and any modifiers which come between them are called a prepositional phrase.

See Also:
Prepositions
Personal Pronoun Cases

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