# Which one of the following words represents an object of a preposition?

## During the long afternoon, Daryl searched for his keys. he searched under the bed, beneath the sofa cushions, and inside his trouser pockets. A. afternoon B. Daryl C. sofa D. trouser

May 30, 2018

A

#### Explanation:

Daryl is the subject of the sentence.

The object of the preposition "beneath" is "cushions"; "sofa" is a modifier for "cushions".

The object of the preposition "inside" is "pockets"; "trouser" is a modifier for "pockets".

May 30, 2018

A. afternoon

#### Explanation:

In a prepositional phrase, there is a preposition and the object of the preposition. Any modifiers of the object are also part of the phrase.

The prepositional phrases are:

during the long afternoon (during is the preposition, afternoon is the object)

under the bed (under is the preposition, bed is the object)

beneath the sofa cushions (beneath is the preposition, cushions is the object)

inside his trouser pockets (inside is the preposition, pockets is the object)

The only correct answer choice is A. afternoon.