Prepositional Phrases Containing By, Page 2 (F-O)

This section of is all about learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases. A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them

A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them. "My hand is on the table" shows relation between hand and table.

Prepositions are so called because they are generally placed before the words whose connection or relation with other words they point out.

You can better understand the function of prepositions by seeing examples of prepositional phrases in which the preposition connects two other words. Kleiser's book provides numerous examples of propositional phrases for six of the most commonly used prepositions.

This set consists of prepositional phrases containing the preposition "by."


fascinated, by mystery

favored by fortune

fettered by systems

fired by wrath

forbid by authority

fortified by faith


governed by precedent

guided by instinct


haunted by visions

hushed by denial


impelled by duty

inculcated by practise

induced by misrepresentation

influenced by caution

inspired by love


learned by rote


marked by acuteness

measured by years


narrowed by custom


occasioned by irritation

oppressed by destiny

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Editor's note: This section of is excerpted and adapted from Project Gutenberg's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases, by Grenville Kleiser.

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