Prepositional phrases: Definition by The Cambridge Dictionary


A combination of a preposition and a noun or pronoun.


Our view on the issue:

More accurately, a prepositional phrase is a combination of a preposition, or various prepositions, and a noun or pronoun that in the majority of cases, modify the meaning of a noun or verb. The prepositions can include at, for, in, on, out.

How to learn them?

The most effective way to learn these prepositional phrases is in context by coming up with your own example sentences.


Prepositional phrases with OUT:

  • out of breath
  • out of context
  • out of control
  • out of curiosity
  • out of date
  • out of duty
  • out of fashion
  • out of fear
  • out of hand
  • out of ideas
  • out of jealousy
  • out of luck
  • out of mind
  • out of order
  • out of pity
  • out of place
  • out of practice
  • out of reach
  • out of shock
  • out of sight
  • out of spite
  • out of stock
  • out of time
  • out of the ordinary
  • out of the question
  • out of work



Fill in the gaps with ONE WORD and ask and answer with a partner


  1. Do you often get out of __________ when you do exercise?
  2. Have you ever looked at your partners phone out of __________?
  3. Do you ever eat food that is out of __________?
  4. Is it difficult to be creative if you are out of __________?
  5. If you were out of __________ for a while, would you try to move abroad?
  6. Do you ever set goals that are out of __________? 
  7. Have you ever thrown a party that got out of __________?
  8. Have you ever slept with someone out of __________?
  9. Do you wear clothes if they are out of __________?
  10. Are you out of __________ at anything that you used to be good at?



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