PREPOSITIONS

 

Objectives:

 

        To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of prepositions in well-written sentences

        To develop basic skills in the use of prepositions in well-written sentences

        To practice using prepositions in various writing situations

 

Outcomes:

 

        To correctly recognize properly applied prepositions from a pre-written sentence

 

Warm-Up:

 

Click here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm. Review the material to become familiar with prepositions and their use in standard written English.  Upon completion of this review, take the quiz, on prepositions by clicking here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/preposition_quiz1.htm.  Click on the properly used preposition from the questions provided.

 

New Instruction:

 

To receive additional instruction and practice on prepositions, click here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/preposition_quiz2.htm.

 

Feedback and Review:

A preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence. In itself, a word like "in" or "after" is rather meaningless and hard to define in mere words.  For instance, when you do try to define a preposition like "in" or "between" or "on," you invariably use your hands to show how something is situated in relationship to something else.  Prepositions are nearly always combined with other words in structures called prepositional phrases.  Prepositional phrases can be made up of a million different words, but they tend to be built the same:  a preposition followed by a determiner and an adjective or two which is followed by a pronoun or noun (called the object of the preposition).  This whole phrase, in turn, takes on a modifying role, acting as an adjective or an adverb, locating something in time and space, modifying a noun, or telling when or where or under what conditions something happened.

For further practice, click here http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/cross/cross_prep.htm.

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Click here http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/prepos02.html for a final review of prepositions. If you do not have 8 of the 10 problems correct, go back to http://cctc2.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm and review the rules governing the use of adverbs.

 

 

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