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    Question object of preposition

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    About this sentence "The science lab was displayed on Parents’ Night."

    In the book "Parents' Night" is an object of preposition because “Parents'” is written with a capital P. If I changed P to a lowercase to form an adjective, would that violate any grammar rules?

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    Re: object of preposition

    Whether the words are capitalised has no bearing on the fact that Parents' Night is the object of the preposition.

    What makes you think that? What do you mean by "In the book"?

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    Re: object of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Whether the words are capitalised has no bearing on the fact that Parents' Night is the object of the preposition.

    What makes you think that? What do you mean by "In the book"?
    I'm learning diagramming. What is it then?

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    Re: object of preposition

    Something is wrong with uploading images... hmm

    Can anyone see the image?

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    Re: object of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    Something is wrong with uploading images... hmm

    Can anyone see the image?
    It was vertically squished after one click. Clicking the squished image opened the full one in a new tab.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: object of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    I'm learning diagramming. What is it then?
    What is what?

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    Re: object of preposition

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    It was vertically squished after one click. Clicking the squished image opened the full one in a new tab.
    Yes that was weird, but it's working now for some reason. hmm....

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    Re: object of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    What is what?
    I would assume "Parents" would modify night so it would class as an adjective. But then I looked at the diagram and it shows it as an object. According to the diagram it describes "Parents' Night" as an object. In the sentence given, "Parents' Night" is an object is that right?

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    Re: object of preposition

    It's been almost fifty years since the last time I diagrammed a sentence, but I think your diagram is incomplete. Parents' Night is, I think, a noun phrase which serves as the object of a preposition. In that noun phrase, Parents' is an adjective modifying ​Night.
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    Re: object of preposition

    "The science lab was displayed on Parents’ Night."
    "The science lab was displayed on Friday night."
    "The science lab was displayed on the last night."
    "The science lab was displayed on Friday."

    In each of those sentences, the underlined phrase/word is the object of the preposition. Only in the third is there an adjective, 'last'.

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