Fill in the blank with a suitable prepositional phrase: I gave the children cupcakes ________ pancakes for breakfast today.
none of the above
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Prepositional phrases are a group of words containing preposition which lacks either a verb or a subject. Such phrases always have two basic parts: object and preposition. Prepositions are mostly followed by objects.
Using option A will justify all the above rules. 'Instead of' is the preposition and 'pancakes' is the object. Hence, 'instead of pancakes' becomes the prepositional phrase.
Options B and C are not making prepositional phrases with 'pancakes'