above. This, however, is only a myth and not the rule. Quinn asked the question over oatmeal and raisin toast on Saturday morning. That would average over three SMS messages per day per person on the planet. In the examples above, the prepositional phrases are tinted. Just then the buggy tipped slowly over upon its side, the body of the horse tipping also. "Won't you come over to the other table?" He dropped the saddle to the ground and slipped a halter over the horses' nose. the preposition is "over" and it explains the relationship between "truck" and "river." Her hand hung over the phone a minute as she fought with the urge to call Howard. By definition, a preposition is a word used before a noun or pronoun to mark its relation to the rest of the sentence, such as "to" in "I went to the beach." Blindfolded, they knocked it around for a while until it broke, spilling candy all over the floor. The princesses Aline and Sophie sit whole days with me, and we, unhappy widows of live men, make beautiful conversations over our 'charpie', only you, my friend, are missing... and so on. As soon as she got here, she and Howie had to go private and talk things over and test the bed springs. He scraped sand over the scorpion, burying it from her view. The girl, greatly astonished, ran to lean over the edge of the roof, and saw the man walking rapidly through the air toward the ground. She rolled over and glanced at Bordeaux, who seemed to be resting comfortably. Lisa rolled over, coughing and gagging, unable to get enough breath at a time to fill her lungs. If we thought Howie was upset over the Youngblood matter, it was arsenic versus ice cream compared to how enraged he was over a challenge to his ability. After a few minutes, he reached over to change it. But, prepositional phrases can also over-complicate a sentence. He hardly knows the woman and you heard what Martha said; she still holds a grudge over what she perceived as Howie's carelessness that caused her daughter's kidnapping and death. Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half-closed as Giddon tossed a saddle blanket over his back and then swung up the saddle. I'll be over there in a few minutes so you can show me what needs to be taken care of while you're gone. Alex reached across the table and put his hand over hers. She poured sand over the fire and waited long enough to make it appear she had given his invitation consideration. on the other side of My friend lives across the street from me. She recognized tips came in all over the country; giving rise to her feeling there might be many different tipsters. Cassie sent him a measured look over her coffee cup before she spoke. Which part of the sentence is a prepositional phrase? I don't want a shadow hanging over him. Dark bushy brows drew together over flashing blue eyes. I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived. And yet the numbness hung over her like a thick fog. Diablo trotted over to welcome his master, nuzzling and nickering. Do you know he has over four million in savings? She threw her leg over the horse and dropped to the ground in a swirl of skirts. She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers. The 2 nd rule states that the preposition in a sentence must be used followed by a noun. For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff. Our Preposition Checker identifies prepositions in your text for free so you use the appropriate prepositions in your work. "It's over here," Jonathan said, leading them toward a large shed. 395. At Mary's startled look, she was afraid she had stepped over the line. cried Dorothy, in a joyous voice, as she sprang out of the buggy and let Eureka run frolicking over the velvety grass. 267. Lisa giggled and he glanced over his shoulder at her. Simple prepositions are words like at, for, in, off, on, over, and under. He anguished over the possibility, fearful he would be so horror-stricken he'd wake and miss the telling information that would lead to a capture. She took a sheet of paper and her hand moved rapidly over it. To walk in a winter morning in a wood where these birds abounded, their native woods, and hear the wild cockerels crow on the trees, clear and shrill for miles over the resounding earth, drowning the feebler notes of other birds--think of it! He came to the front stage with confidence. Yet, one backward glance at the hard lines of the face over hers reminded her that there was more than the gentle side to him. Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country. She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain. Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay. No, it's not over but it will be if you tell Quinn. Over this Land I ruled in peace for many years, until I grew old and longed to see my native city once again. With some difficulty and danger Jim drew the buggy over the loose rocks until he reached the green lawns below, where the paths and orchards and gardens began. Placing her hands over his, she eagerly returned his kiss. They advanced in a great swarm, having been joined by many more of their kind, and they flew straight over Jim's head to where the others were standing. Pete threw his feet over the wagon seat and dropped to the ground. You see it all over the Internet. A preposition is a word used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence. The name of Pittacus was known all over the world. "Sit down and I'll pour some coffee," she said over her shoulder. It was time to pack up and get out - as soon as the visit from his sister was over. This was done in large part because the two powers came so close to going to war over the Cuban Missile Crisis. I can see where the local law enforcement people wouldn't be thrilled with these folks looking over their shoulder and pushing them. For example, in the sentence, "The truck drove over the river." These common prepositions can be used to describe a location, time or place. What do we all do, take those fake papers and run off someplace and start over, or go into hiding? I sometimes try my acquaintances by such tests as this--Who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee? Thick brown brows crouched over darkening eyes. It was a pretty place, with vines growing thickly over the broad front porch. In the following sentences, over can be used instead of above: The waves came up above her … Phrasal preposition or Prepositional phrases contain a preposition that is used in a sentence to connect a noun, pronoun, or phrase. The sun is above the clouds. Destiny stared at Alex over Carmen's shoulder and Jonathan was so focused on Alex that he nearly ran into Alondra. You use this lever to lower the sickle, like this and then lift it over stumps and such. The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. The firefighter ran over to the burning house to save the people inside. Our little group anguished over our decision once we were back together, alternating between chastising and applauding what we'd done. Cynthia leaned over as they drew near one and tried to pet it, but the cow moved away a few steps and began grazing again. He looked so tall, standing over her that way. We're not talking over a thousand dollars, are we? All Rights Reserved. She bent over, gagged and vomited between her legs on the carpet. On the positive side, at that rate their conversation should be over by five minutes after nine. I knew I'd have to talk to you about it sooner or later, but I didn't want to hold the financial burden of an unplanned pregnancy over your head like a club. He went over his vices in his mind, not knowing to which of them to give the pre-eminence. Anyway, it's the paneling that makes the room so dark, not the curtains over the windows. Prepositions often deal with time and location, such as “behind,” “after,” or “over.” It's useful to have a go-to rule for determining whether a given word is a preposition. The problem with this translation is that many have been swayed to believe it is improper to place a preposition at the end; and would rather avoid ending a sentence with a preposition. Lisa clamped a hand over her mouth, her eyes burning with tears. He folded his hands over the saddle horn and gazed down at her. He sat down on the edge of the bed, staring at his feet... and then keeled over on the bed. Señor Medena colored and stepped over to the window, looking out. Over supper they talked of the expected foal, the ranch, and everything but why they hadn't talked much for the last four days. All their rushing and galloping at one another did little harm, the harm of disablement and death was caused by the balls and bullets that flew over the fields on which these men were floundering about. Prepositions are words which begin prepositional phrases. By the time they finished erecting the oxygen tent over her bed, she had finally settled down. Before it is all over, the number of Facebook accounts will exceed the number of people on the planet. In India, many girls get married _____ an early age. "No they won't," said the voice of the kitten, and Eureka herself crawled over the edge of the platform and sat down quietly upon the floor. It was no fun to be pulled over the sharp stones in that way; but it was better than to be bitten by the wolf. Secondly, I realized when we began this venture; it would have its run and then be over. The plane was flying over Dubai. His gaze ran over her face searching - maybe surprised that she spoke her mind. She glided over to Howie's side and grasped his hand while he maintained a nervous smile. So the salesperson says, "If you like that suit, then come over here and try this one from Ralph Lauren.". What are you doing over here? 6. Prepositions are usually short words, and they are normally placed directly in front of nouns. He was expounding over the fact that his father had approached the inheritance issue again. The branch office was closed by the head office. 149. After the war was over the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. When she reminded him that he was going over the thousand-dollar figure he had thrown out, he merely shrugged. She rolled over and sat up, but he stopped her with a hand on her arm. The apple is between the boxes. Giddon glanced at her sharply over the top of the paper. With a final glance at the approaching figures, she dropped from the wagon seat and sauntered over to join the men at the cook fire. But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble. She dropped back on the blanket and yanked it over her body. Throwing a blanket over me, she almost suffocated me, but she put out the fire. She tried to smile cheerfully as she looked at him over one shoulder. Fingers caressed her hand gently and then slipped over her palm. across. How easily some people get over everything! Each of the four knew their job and we proceeded to conduct four tests before the day was over. Shut up; I told you not to interrupt... anyway, the damn thing went too fast for the old folks... over two miles an hour, I guess. She picked the flower up and poked it over her left ear. And because human nature changes either not at all or very slowly, people make the same choices over and over again. She looked over the car and expressed her approval, but her mind was consumed with guilt. They might balk at getting on an airline flight flown by a computer and prefer having a pilot on board to take over if he "feels in his gut" that something is wrong (even if that feeling is the airport burrito he had for lunch). Some people say that you should never end a sentence with a preposition. And now, the trial being over, the good citizens of the Emerald City scattered to their homes, well content with the day's amusement. Betsy had confessed to Mr. Cooms her frustration over the lack of information regarding the outcome of our tips. It was clearing, and over the tops of the trees clouds were swiftly sailing as if unveiling the stars. He learned many languages and became known all over the world as "The Learned Blacksmith.". Most of the prepositions which we use in our sentences are interchangeable but to some extent. He is now being hunted with hounds, but I hope soon to see him king over all Scotland. That was the last thing she remembered until she opened her eyes again and found all three of them hanging over her. Once my telephone ordeal was over, everything was out of our hands. Then he drew back, his gaze running over her face in that familiar confident way. Warmth crawled up her neck as she grabbed her nightgown and pulled it over her head. Prepositions can help express a relationship between two things. Cassie scooped sand to make a pillow and put her hat over her face. I guess I'll have to put something over it. It was a hot afternoon, and she had thrown a light cotton sundress over her swimsuit. Please send this package to Russia by airmail. Alluring brooks of crystal water flowed sparkling between their flower-strewn banks, while scattered over the valley were dozens of the quaintest and most picturesque cottages our travelers had ever beheld. Martha knocked over her chair as she rushed to the kitchen. Martha answered and with a strange look on her face, turned the phone over to Howie. When she didn't respond, he peered over the paper again. Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions. Finally he drew back and slid her over to the seat beside him. "Ride over to Prince Peter Ivanovich and find out about it exactly," he said to one of his adjutants, and then turned to the Duke of Wurttemberg who was standing behind him. over the mantelpiece +10 more terms You think things over for a long time before you make decisions – even in small matters. I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started. The actual charge was over: the estimated cost. He slung the dishtowel over his shoulder and one long step brought him to a point where she was pinned in the corner of the counter. Paralyzed with fear, Lisa waited, expecting the car to slide over the edge. She has been working with her sister at the nail shop. Waiting until Yancey disappeared down the path, she walked over to the desk. Princess Mary will take her there and show her over, and they'll talk nineteen to the dozen. Let's give the mules a rest while I look over our back trail. A woman your age ought to be looking for a husband – or already married, not chasing all over creation in pants, trying to act like a man. 1. She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough. Brandon stepped over to the stove and poured a cup of coffee. It just started rocking and then went over the edge. The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side. His arms were folded across his chest, one leg thrown carelessly over the other. One sympathizes with their loves and hatreds, laughs over their comedies, and weeps over their tragedies. 149. Then she happened to remember that in a corner of her suit-case were one or two crackers that were left over from her luncheon on the train, and she went to the buggy and brought them. As she brushed by him on her way to her room to dress, she asked over her shoulder. Used to indicate movement downward: The phone rang for over a minute. We spent the balance of our time formulating what I should say to Merrill Cooms and pouring over Internet maps. She rolled over to face him, sliding eagerly into his embrace. They act to connect the people, objects, time and locations of a sentence. 5. He leaned over and kissed her cheek lightly and then straightened. The five frogs on the lily pads are catching dragonflies. Pulling a robe over her nightgown, she tiptoed down the hall and silently opened the door to the patio. Connie said you were coming over to get the bills this evening. She reached out and put her hand over the ring, stopping its infernal winking. She was opening her mouth to respond when Yancey pulled over and stopped. His reflective gaze traveled over her face and finally his brows lifted briefly. 7. That ridge was the only thing that had kept her from plunging over the edge... that and the man who was now glaring at her. She rolled over and jerked the covers up. He pulled the undershirt over his head before answering. He watched a man and woman grab Eric when he went to the bathroom and with her hand over the boy's mouth, push him into a car. 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, followed by a pronoun or noun (called the object of the preposition). She's as upset as a jilted lover over Quinn's attitude and I'm afraid she's going to do something irrational. He's thirty-six years old and starting life over; he's an empty box. Instantly the hand dropped and he turned back down the trail, speaking over his shoulder. Let's get over to the Git 'N' Go and back. They allowed us to grind the spices, pick over the raisins and lick the stirring spoons. Some common prepositions include on, … The car fell over the cliff. She walked behind his chair, leaning over it and putting her arms around him. There was something which she wished very much to know before going home, and so, without thinking, she had leaned over and whispered just three little words. You'll get ticks and chiggers all over you. He went over to my wife and kissed her tenderly. When he pulled the covers over her, she stretched out and fell asleep again. When the meal was over, I sought him out in the main room while the other crowded around the kitchen cleaning up. The sailors agreed; for they were anxious to hear the musician whose songs were famous all over the world. Grab that pan and come over here to the table. "That will prove a barrier for some time to come," said the little man, smiling pleasantly all over his wrinkled face at the success of their stratagem. We'd discussed this point among ourselves numerous times over the past months. Over time, Amazon has achieved such scale and thus has collected so much data that their suggestions are really useful. along. Example. When the conversation was over, Betsy hugged me, long and hard. Over sentence examples. What was clear was the fact that he was struggling over something. they cried, as they met another farmer coming over the hill. 4. Over is used in multiple ways for example It is no use crying over spilt milk. Brockville is just over the border from Maryland and Washington. Prepositions "With," "Over," and "By" I met a guy with green eyes. She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness. Bordeaux lay against her back, one arm around her waist and one leg thrown carelessly over hers. A stop for lunch and then a drive over the biggest bridge Carmen had ever seen - and then they were in Galveston. "You'll have to hold on to me," he spoke gruffly over a shoulder. Just think it over and don't jump into something you might live to regret. Yet he was arrested last week for selling drugs to kids like little Nicholas over there? The buggy bounced over a rock and she clutched his arm to keep from falling off. He probably thought she was all googly-eyed over him. She bent over and picked it up, discovering that it had a little white powder in the bottom. Read the sentence. Copyright © 2020 LoveToKnow. On behalf of, on account of, concerning, in spite of, to the fact that, on time, at home, before class, on the floor, etc. She breathed deeply of the clear air and listened to the sound of the creek darting over rocks - swirling against its banks. The train crouched silent on the tracks in a feline pose, as if hovering over a kill. 2. Meaning. People with a lot of money are not always happy. But I am always glad when this work is over for the day. Now get over here and I'll give you a hand up. But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet. When we use above as a preposition, it means ‘higher than’. The relationship _____ the two boys has changed significantly over the past few years. He bent over, picked up her clothes and tossed them to her. As soon as the mother entered the house, he pocketed the phone, scaled the fence at a low corner, crossed to the surprised boy in a few steps, and placed a rag over his face. At any time a gust of wind could send the car over the cliff. She ran her hand over the smooth clean surface of the baler. Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile. Prepositions and Example Sentences. Let's discuss this without yelling at each other,' I said, raising my voice over Claire's continued screaming. "Isn't it fine?" Its meaning is close to that of the preposition over. The prepositions are underlined, and the objects of the prepositions are in italics. Four things will then happen that will make the suggestion engine get vastly better over time: One summer he went over the sea to Italy; for his name was well known there, and many people wished to hear him sing. No point mulling over a decision she had already made. One was black as ebony, with little bunches of fuzzy hair tied with shoestrings sticking out all over her head like corkscrews. The boy threw the ball over the wall. Yet before the day was over, it was obvious that wasn't the case. Cade was standing over her, a puzzled expression on his face as he contemplated her work. "Well, madam," he began, stooping over the book close to his daughter and placing an arm on the back of the chair on which she sat, so that she felt herself surrounded on all sides by the acrid scent of old age and tobacco, which she had known so long. Amid the powder smoke, slowly dispersing over the whole space through which Napoleon rode, horses and men were lying in pools of blood, singly or in heaps. If our privacy was assaulted by some mistake we made, at least we could start over. He nodded, his gaze strolling over her face absently. A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a word in the sentence and the word that is the object of the preposition. People with a lot of money are not always happy. He removed his hand and they moved back against the rock wall of lava that swirled over them. When I looked over at my wife I could see a tear seep down her cheek. I don't want to start over as someone else in a new place. 95. And running over the events of the day he remembered the French drummer boy. Maybe he had more information he didn't want to give over the phone with Yancey listening. Yes, you can end a sentence with a preposition. And then he moved over her, his fingers sliding up her arm as it lay beside her head. Brandon stood, his tall form unfolding like an accordion until he towered over her again. A preposition is a word that describes the relationship between a word/phrase before it and a word/phrase that follows it. Prepositions are the words that join a noun, pronoun or the noun phrases and make each sentence complete. With skin cancer, like all diseases, over time some people get better and some people get worse, and often we really don't know why. His nod was noncommittal as he examined the place where the car had gone over. "Don't be rough!" After the doctor left, Carmen stood over Destiny, looking down at her tiny body while she slept. At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry. It simply has been enabled by technology combined with prosperity compounded over time. He leaned back in his chair, observing Alex over the rim. His gaze traveled over her face in that familiar way, his expression reflective. No matter what she said, getting him back meant financial security - a roof over her head and everything that went along with it. The apple is behind the box. are some phrasal prepositions. His gaze dropped to her face and wandered over it. Over time, we will feel that kind of confidence in this kind of system. That made an extraordinary long hole, as you may imagine, and reached far down into the earth; and, as I leaned over it to try to see to the bottom, I lost my balance and tumbled in. For a minute she was afraid she had stepped over the line. Carmen turned and tipped her head back to look at the face of the man who towered over her.
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