Object of a Preposition

What Is the Object of a Preposition? (with Examples)

The object of a preposition is the noun or pronoun governed by a preposition.

The object of a preposition is usually (but not always) the noun or pronoun immediately to the right of the preposition.

Examples of Objects of Prepositions

Here are some examples of objects of prepositions. In the examples below, the objects of prepositions are shaded, and the prepositions are in bold.

Objects of Prepositions Are in the Objective Case

The noun or pronoun governed by a preposition is always in the objective case. In English, this only affects pronouns. For example: Read more about objective personal pronouns.

A Quick Test


The word who cannot be the object of a preposition.

(Whom is the objective case version of who.)

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