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.
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    • 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’.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space