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    Talking Defining Prepositional Phrase on a 3rd grade level.

    Please help me define prepositional phrase to my 3rd grader. An example that we have for homework is -Everyone except Todd left.- Thank you,

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    Re: Defining Prepositional Phrase on a 3rd grade level.

    Welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by nutmeg
    Please help me define prepositional phrase to my 3rd grader. An example that we have for homework is -Everyone except Todd left.- Thank you,
    Wow, tough crowd.

    What about, the Cat Test? Prepositions are anything a cat can do. A cat can go up, go down, go over, go around, go under, go beside, go in, go on, go out, go to (the sofa), go for (some milk), go with (you), and so on.

    Now, there are a few things that cats can't do. For example, cats can't go of, so you have to memorize the prepostion "of".

    As for our example sentence, "Everyone except Todd left", we're dealing with an exception to the rule. except for is the standard phrase, it's a phrasal (two -word) preposition, and "for" is often omitted.

    EX: Everyone except for Todd left.

    Subject: Everyone
    Preposition: except (for)
    Object of the preposition: Todd
    Verb: left

    Hope that helps.

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