Just a few notes about preposition phrases, which can create confusion among students of ESL:
The way I like to approach prepositions is as follows:
1. Remember the basic structure of a preposition phrase.
preposition + noun object
in the house
over my head
with a pencil
for ten years
around six inches
Every preposition MUST have a noun object.
2. Remember that a preposition phrase might contain adjective modifiers:
in the old, drafty house
under the rusted roof
before the next movie
despite the good news
with a sly wink
3. Remember that if there are adjective modifiers, they can also...