In the following sentences, what are the prepositional phrases and what are the objects of a preposition?

  1. A Large crowd has already gathered outside the courthouse
  2. All pest control products will be on sale for the next two weeks.
  3. According to Tom, the picture of the governor in the newspaper was not flattering.
  4. The jeweler showed the beautiful pearl necklace to Luisa.
  5. Is their plane supposed to take off at noon?
    6.Tourists may pick up a free city map at the visitors center.
  6. The harvest festival of Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur
  7. At the Chaco Culture National Historical Park are numerous prehistoric ruins of the Anasazi.
  8. Can begonias and geraniums be grown outdoors in containers?
  9. If we don't leave right now, we'll be late for the movie.

1 Answer

Answer:

The prepositional phrases and the object of the prepositions are as follows:

Explanation:

A Large crowd has already gathered outside the courthouse.
-- The noun "courthouse" is the object of the preposition "outside".

All pest control products will be on sale for the next two weeks.
-- The noun "weeks" is the object of the preposition "for"
-- The noun phrase "the next two weeks" is the object of the preposition "for".

According to Tom , the picture of the governor in the newspaper was not flattering.
-- The noun "Tom" is the object of the preposition "to".
-- The noun "governor" is the object of the preposition "of".
-- The noun "newspaper" is the object of the preposition "in".

The jeweler showed the beautiful pearl necklace to Luisa.
-- The noun "Luisa" is the object of the preposition "to".

Is their plane supposed to take off at noon?
-- The noun "noon" is the object of the preposition "at".

Tourists may pick up a free city map at the visitors center.
-- The compound noun "visitors center" is the object of the preposition "at".

The harvest festival of Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur.
-- The proper noun "Sukkot" is the object of the preposition "of".
-- The compound, proper noun "Yom Kippur" is the object of the preposition "after".

At the Chaco Culture National Historical Park are numerous prehistoric ruins of the Anasazi.
-- The compound noun "Chaco Culture National Historical Park" is the object of the preposition "at".
-- The pronoun noun "Anasazi" is the object of the preposition "of".

Can begonias and geraniums be grown outdoors in containers?
-- The noun "containers" is the object of the preposition "in".

If we don't leave right now, we'll be late for the movie.
-- The noun "movie" is the object of the preposition "for".