In This Chapter
◆ Prepositions and prepositional phrases
◆ Prepositions as prefixes
Here are some definitions for the hard-core grammarian: a phrase is a group of words that does not have a subject and verb. A clause, on the other hand, has a subject and verb, although it may not always be a complete sentence. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition, a word that shows a relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence.
But hey, forget all that! A prepositional phrase begins with a little word, a preposition, and is followed by other words.
There used to be a grammatical rule: don’t end a sentence with a preposition. That’s because a preposition ...