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1 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

2 What type of phrase is this? The lawn was seeded today by the maintenance workers.

3 Answer… Adverb phrase It modifies was seeded and tells how the lawn was seeded. The lawn was seeded today by the maintenance workers.

4 What type of phrase is this? Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert will be sold starting this morning.

5 Answer… Adjective phrase Which tickets? Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert will be sold starting this morning.

6 What type of phrase is this? Several investigators asked us questions during their investigation.

7 Answer… Adverb phrase When did the investigators ask us questions? Several investigators asked us questions during their investigation.

8 What type of phrase is this? Water in this tank must be drained often, or the fish will die.

9 Answer… Adjective Which water? The water in this tank Other hints… Which one? Water is a noun. Water in this tank must be drained often, or the fish will die.

10 What type of phrase is this? The buoys in the ocean were bobbing up and down.

11 Answer.. Adjective Which buoys were bobbing up and down? The buoys in the ocean were bobbing. The buoys in the ocean were bobbing up and down.

12 What type of phrase is this? Emily returned to her composition on bullying.

13 Answer… Adjective Which composition? The composition on bullying Which one? The one on bullying Emily returned to her composition on bullying.

14 What type of phrase is this? Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived in Wisconsin.

15 Answer… Adjective Author of what? of The Westing Game (TWG) Which author? (which one?) TWG’s author Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived in Wisconsin.

16 What type of phrase is this? Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived in Wisconsin.

17 Answer… Adverb Where did she live? She lived in Wisconsin. Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived in Wisconsin.

18 What type of phrase is this? Meghan walked her dog through the dense forest.

19 Answer… Adverb Where did Meghan walk her dog? She walked it through the dense forest. Meghan walked her dog through the dense forest.

20 What type of phrase is this? The sparrow flew quickly into its nest.

21 Answer… Adverb Where did the sparrow fly? It flew into its nest. The sparrow flew quickly into its nest.

22 What type of phrase is this? The bouquet of spectacular yellow roses lifted my spirits when they were delivered.

23 Answer… Adjective What kind of bouquet? A bouquet of spectacular yellow roses The bouquet of spectacular yellow roses lifted my spirits when they were delivered.

24 What type of phrase is this? The extremely content kitten slept peacefully next to its slumbering mother.

25 Answer… Adverb Where did the kitten sleep? It slept next to its mother. The extremely content kitten slept peacefully next to its slumbering mother.


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