Prepositional phrase

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A prepositional phrase, also called a preposition phrase, is a group of words (a phrase) consisting of a preposition gollowed by a nominal, which it is said to license, or, more traditionally, to govern. Prepositional phrases may act as adverbials, for example 'I'm going into town'; 'They ate in the kitchen'; ' I see through a glass darkly'; 'she played with great determination and skill'; 'We will meet after lunch'; 'I tell you confidentially between ourselves'; and so on, through many examples.

The conventional abbreviation in the analysis of grammar is PP, or P.P.