It is the receiver of the preposition. It follows a preposition.
The objects are often , , gerunds and rarely clauses.
My mother and father’s love story started during the Victorian era. To find the object of a preposition, first look for the preposition.during = preposition What follows after it is the object. Victorian era = object To check your answer, you can remove the object. If there is a question mark in your head, then it is correct.My mother and father’s love story started during. Uhh… during what?
Examples: Pronoun as an objectAll of you are insane.of = prepositionyou = pronoun Checking: All of are insane. All of who? (Just nu.)
Gerund as an objectWithout caring, do you think the world would be better?Without = prepositioncaring = gerund Checking: Without do you think the world would be better? Without what? (Still nu.)
Clause as an objectCP-0 talked about what happened 2 years ago.about = prepositionwhat happened 2 years ago = clause