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    Particle/ preposition
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 03-11-2023 at 00:17:20 (D | E | F)
    This sometimes makes me confused

    Please help with the following question.
    Thank you in advance.
    Angela gave her biology book to her younger sister.
    is ( to her younger sister ) a prepositional phrase ?
    It seems to me ( to = particle not a preposition)

    Another example :
    I will go to the movies on the weekend with my three friends.
    (on the weekend ) AND (with my three friends) are prepositional phrases
    ( to the movies ) I see it is also not a prepositional phrase but ( To ) a particle to the verb

    Re: Particle/ preposition from gerold, posted on 03-11-2023 at 11:07:21 (D | E)

    “Prepositional phrases consist of a preposition and the words which follow it (a complement)” (Cambridge Dictionary).
    According to this definition, “on the weekend” and “with my friends” are prepositional phrases, AND ALSO “to her younger sister” and “to the movies” because “to” IS a preposition in your sentences.

    Re: Particle/ preposition from mohammad51, posted on 03-11-2023 at 12:03:24 (D | E)

    Thank you very much dear gerold. I got it

    When a particle is not followed by a noun then that particle is considered adverb ( not a preposition)
    Simply a preposition needs ( object )
    Examples : Go down \ Go up ( up and down ) = adverbs ( another naming : particles)
    Many books I have read do not give accurate explanation and leave it in ambiguity.

    Re: Particle/ preposition from traviskidd, posted on 04-11-2023 at 21:30:54 (D | E)
    Hello mohammed.
    Prepositions always have an object, but particles can have objects too.

    -The jogger ran up the hill. (Up = preposition)
    -The compulsive shopper ran up her credit card balance. (Up = particle)

    See you.

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