Definition of prepositional object in English:

prepositional object

Syllabification: prep·o·si·tion·al ob·ject
Pronunciation: /ˌprepəˈziSHənl ˈäbjəkt, -jekt


  • A noun phrase governed by a preposition.
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    • Some prepositional objects are also placed in subject position: ‘The woman looked after the old man’ becomes ‘The old man was looked after by the woman’; ‘No one has slept in the bed’ becomes ‘The bed's not been slept in’.

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