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    Slide 1:Prepositions

    Slide 2:What is a Preposition?
    A preposition is a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word.
    A preposition makes a sentence interesting.
    Instead of saying, “The girl is walking.” you should brighten it up and say, “The girl with blonde hair and brown eyes is walking between two pillars of marble to the store with Spongebob toys.” The second one is much more interesting.

    Slide 3:What a Prepositional Phrase is Made Out of
    A prepositional phrase is made out of a preposition,
    Her breakfast was made of four grapefruits.
    Of is the preposition in this prepositional phrase.
    A subject,
    Her breakfast was made of four grapefruits.
    Grapefruits are the subject.
    And Sometimes a Modifier.
    Her breakfast was made of four grapefruits.
    Four modifies, tells how many, grapefruit.

    Slide 4:The Difference Between Prepositions, Adverbs, and Verbs
    Prepositions
    Will always have a noun in front of them.
    Their mother had expected more of(preposition) them(noun).
    Brian went to(preposition) Denney's(noun).
    Adverbs
    They will be behind or in front of a verb.
    Their mother had(adverb) expected(verb) more of them.
    Why(adverb) is(verb) the sky blue?
    Verbs
    They create action, commonly start with to
    To go
    To run

    Slide 5:The Right and Wrong ways to Use a Preposition
    The Wrong Way
    With a fly-swatter, the bug was smashed by the boy.
    If you say it this way it sounds like the bug has a fly-swatter.
    The Right Way
    The bug was smashed by the boy with the fly-swatter.
    This sounds much better because now you know that it is not the bug that has the fly-swatter.

    Slide 6:Different forms of prepositions
    Adverb Prepositional phrases
    Adjective Prepositional Phrases

    Slide 7:Adverb Prepositional Phrases
    Adverb prepositional phrases say where,
    Sally is going to the store.
    To the store tells where Sally is going
    To what extent
    In eight hours Sally will be back from the store
    In eight hours tells how long Sally will be there.
    Why,
    Sally is going to the store for milk.
    For milk tells why Sally is going.
    When,
    Sally is going to the store at 1-o-clock.
    At 1-o-clock tells when Sally is going.
    And How,
    Sally is going to the store by car.
    By car tells how Sally is going.

    Slide 8:Adjective Prepositional Phrases
    Adjective prepositional phrases tell which one,
    The girl with red hair is glaring.
    With red hair tells which girl is glaring.
    How many,
    The girl with red hair in two braids is glaring.
    In two braids tells how many parts the hair is divided into.
    And what kind.
    The girl with a bad temper is glaring.
    With a bad temper tells what kind of girl is glaring.

    Slide 8:Compound Prepositions And Compound Prepositional Phrases
    Compound Prepositions
    Compound prepositions are just like regular prepositions only they are two or more words.
    In spite of
    Advance to
    Compound prepositional phrases
    Compound prepositional phrases are like a prepositional phrase only with two or more subjects
    To school, the airport, the bus stop, and home
    With music and dances



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    Default Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    Prepositional phrases are not used to brighten up communications, they are very important descriptive devices.

    'Grapefruit(s)' is the object of the preposition, not the 'subject'.

    The noun comes after, not in front of, the preposition-- that is why it is called a 'pre'-'position'.

    I can't imagine 'advance to' being a compound preposition (slide 8).

    Eliminate the definition of 'verb' in slide 4: your topic is 'prepositions'.


    Otherwise, good job and good luck.

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    Talking Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    Thak tou sooo much.

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    Smile Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    *Thank you


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    Default Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    Now for question #2 , my sister is in 9th grade and she's got an essay she had me type out for her and I'm a little concernd for her so here it is:

    Uniforms




    Schools should have uniforms required. Uniforms would reduce the amount of gangs. Not only would they reduce gangs, but popularity and depression problems. Uniforms will also make it easier to get dressed in the morning. The schools should require uniforms to reduce the amount of problems related to clothes.
    Uniforms would probably reduce the amount of gangs. Uniforms would probably reduce gangs because it would be hard for them to identify themselves if we all look the same. Not only would it be tough for the gangs to identify each other, but it would be easier for the school to identify them, this would, of course, reduce gang activity.
    School uniforms would reduce popularity and depression problem. The reduction of popularity would reduce depression because some people go into depression because they don’t think their cool enough. Uniforms would reduce popularity because popularity is sometimes based on your clothes, this would rid us of some popularity problems.
    If we had uniforms we wouldn’t have to decide what to wear. Without having to decide what to wear we would have more homework time. Not having to make that decision we could get more sleep and not fall asleep in class. That’s another reason why uniforms are a good idea.
    Schools should have uniforms. They help get rid of gangs, popularity, and nasty choices in the morning. These are the reasons we should have uniforms.

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    It makes sense to me. Let us know what grade she gets on it.

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    Default Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    OK, thanks again.

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    Default Re: 7th grade GATE LA prepositions presentation

    Sorry, my sister never told me her grade . My next question is what's the difference between eldest and oldest (other than the e and the o at the beggining)?

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    Elder/eldest are used with retricted reference- people basically. I wouldn't say 'the eldest bridge'. Also 'elder' can't be used with 'than' and it can't be used after a verb; you can't say 'she's elder'.

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    Okay, I think I get it now, thanks a lot .

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