PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE

A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition, a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of the preposition, and, more often than not, an adjective or two that modifies the object.

Common Prepositions:

about
above
across
after
against
around
at
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
besides
between
beyond
by
down
during
except
for
from
in
inside
into
like
near
of
off
on
out
outside
over
since
through
throughout
till
to
toward
under
until
up
upon
with
without
according to
because of
by way of
in addition to
in front of
in place of
in regard to
in spite of
instead of
on account of
out of

 

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE and PASSIVE VOICE

Passive: The new policy(Owas approved  (V) [by the executive committee].  Verb is being acted upon by the object thus subject is "lost" in the PP.

Active: The executive committee (S)  approved  (V) the new policy (O). Subject is is the do-er and the verb "drives" the sentence...