prepositional phrase - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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/ˌprepəzɪʃ(ə)nəl ˈfreɪz/
singularprepositional phrase
pluralprepositional phrases
  1. a prepositional phrase consists of a preposition followed by a noun group, pronoun, or ‘-ing’ form. A prepositional phrase is often an adjunct in a clause, for example in the sentencesI called about your advert’, and ‘I learned a lot from reading crime fiction', ‘about your advert’ and ‘from reading crime fiction’ are prepositional phrases.