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Hi! My question is about prepositions/prepositional phrases.

Here is an example sentence.
"Think of the time you would save, not to mention the view."

Would the first prepositional phrase be simply 'of the time' or would it include 'think' at the beginning of the phrase?

Also, I know that 'to' is a preposition as well. Would the prepositional phrase in this case be 'to mention the view' or would it include 'not' at the beginning of the phrase?

  • Grammar -

    Prepositional phrases begin with a preposition and end with a noun or pronoun. In your sentence, the prepositional phrase is "of the time." Think is the verb in the sentence (with the understood subject "you").

    The word "to" is also used in infinitive (verb) phrases. "To mention" is an infinitive, not a prepositional, phrase.

  • Grammar -

    Oh, okay. I understand now. Thank you!

  • Grammar -

    Great! :-) You're welcome.

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