Definition of prepositional phrase in English:

prepositional phrase

Syllabification: prep·o·si·tion·al phrase


A modifying phrase consisting of a preposition and its object.
More example sentences
  • Despite some minor confusion regarding prepositions, these limited examples suggest that the singer has a basic grasp of how to form noun phrases, verb phrases, and prepositional phrases in English.
  • This completely irrelevant, because ‘an eater of mice’ is not a compound noun, it's a phrase consisting of a noun phrase connected to a prepositional phrase.
  • This is a prepositional phrase used adverbially, modifying ‘said’.