A noun phrase or a prepositional phrase?

Question:i am confused...

In this sentence: He kicked a tidy heap with his toe.
"with his toe" a noun or prepositional phrase?

and what about "for ten years" in this sentence:
That pile has been there for ten years.

thank you!

Answers:
Blurger,
Both are prepositional phrases. "For" and "with" are prepostions.

Although used as a preposition in your sentence, "for" can sometimes be a conjunction.

Ex of "for" as a conjunction:
I did this, for I wanted to.

Do you see how "for" in the preceding sentence is kind of like "and" or "because"? ("And" and "because are examples of a conjunction.) Actually, using "for" as a conjunction is somewhat old-fashioned and you don't see it much anymore. ALSMOT ALWAYS, whenever you see "for," it will be a preposition and it will set up a prepositional phrase.

"With" is ALWAYS a prepostion, and what follows it will be a prepositional phrase.

"Toe" is a noun. It is the object of the preposition "with" in your sentence. But as a noun, it is a part of the prepositional phrase.

"Years" is also a noun, and also the object of the preposition within the prepositional phrase.

Prepositional phrases typically begin with a prepostion and end with a noun.
prepositional phrase. prepos. phrase

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