Definition of prepositional object in English:

prepositional object

noun

Grammar
  • A noun phrase governed by a preposition.

    • ‘Some prepositional objects are also placed in subject position: ‘The woman looked after the old man’ becomes ‘The old man was looked after by the woman’; ‘No one has slept in the bed’ becomes ‘The bed's not been slept in’.’

Pronunciation:

prepositional object

/-jekt//ˌprepəˈziSHənl ˈäbjəkt/