Objects of Prepositions
Objects of prepositions are used when we know there must be an object after the prepositions.
What Are Objects of Prepositions?
'Objects of prepositions' are used when there is a preposition in the sentence and the transitive verb needs an object to have a complete meaning. So, the object is governed by a preposition. Here is a tip: you have to know that there must be an object after the prepositions.
Objects are prepositions can be nouns, noun phrases, gerunds, or pronouns.
I went to
The teacher is standing beside
Noun Phrases or Noun Clauses after Prepositions
If there is a 'noun phrase' or 'noun clause' after a preposition, the whole noun phrase or noun clause is considered the 'object of the preposition.'
I will go to mom's house after
He did it with
Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
Since the word(s) after a preposition should work as an object, the pronoun after prepositions has to be an objective pronoun. So, the words such as he, she, it, etc, cannot be used as the object of the prepositions. Now check out the table of objective pronouns:
They arrived after
He sat next to
Who or Whom?
Usually, native speakers have no problems using objective pronouns. But sometimes there is trouble when it comes to who and whom. Here is the golden tip: You are supposed to use whom in the place of an object so, use whom after prepositions.
He asked you to talk to
Subject and Verb Agreement
Prepositional Phrase Modifiers
How to Find an Object of a Preposition
The object of preposition follows a preposition so any noun, noun phrase, or phrase that follows a preposition is the object of it. Check out the examples.
His brother waited for
Look at the
Using If and Whether
'If' and 'whether' are used to describe a yes/no question in a declarative form. Remember using 'if' is not possible in sentences with if. As a result, you are just allowed to use 'whether' after the preposition and before the object of the preposition.
We made a decision
We made a decision
'Objects of prepositions' are nouns, pronouns, gerunds, or noun phrases that are used after prepositions as their objects. To find an object of a preposition you only need to find the preposition, the noun or phrase after the preposition is the object.