Credit for the rubber chicken and trash can idea must go high school English teacher Jenny Elsdon, who for many years has demonstrated the concept of prepositions in this way.

More Examples

I will bring chicken soup to my brother’s bar mitzvah.

To shows the relationship between the chicken soup and the object of preposition, my brother’s bar mitzvah.

The comic book store is around the corner.

Around shows the spatial relationship between the comic book store and the object of preposition, the corner.

Bats sleep during the day.

During shows the temporal relationship of when bats sleep by connecting it to the object of preposition, the day.

Parts of Speech


Teacher Resources

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