Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last
Results 1 to 10 of 60
  1. #1
    HeartShape is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    298

    Question object of preposition

    Hi,

    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?

  2. #2
    jutfrank's Avatar
    jutfrank is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    13,679

    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"?

  3. #3
    HeartShape is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    298

    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?

    Attached image
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails preposition1.jpg  
    Last edited by HeartShape; 17-Apr-2018 at 15:48.

  4. #4
    HeartShape is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    298

    Re: object of preposition

    Something is wrong with uploading images... hmm

    Can anyone see the image?

  5. #5
    GoesStation is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    21,298

    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.

  6. #6
    jutfrank's Avatar
    jutfrank is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    13,679

    Re: object of preposition

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

  7. #7
    HeartShape is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    298

    Re: object of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    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....

  8. #8
    HeartShape is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    298

    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?

  9. #9
    GoesStation is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    21,298

    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.
    I am not a teacher.

  10. #10
    Piscean is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Europe
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    18,530

    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'.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •