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Prepositional Phrases. Deleted Sentence Parts Adding in the Missing Parts A few brave souls sneak to harvest apples. Gale holds up a loaf. They ran.

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1 Prepositional Phrases

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3 Deleted Sentence Parts Adding in the Missing Parts A few brave souls sneak to harvest apples. Gale holds up a loaf. They ran an apothecary shop. In the autumn, a few brave souls sneak into the woods to harvest Apples. Gale holds up a loaf of bread with an arrow stuck in it. They ran an apothecary shop in the nicer part of District 12. Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games

4 Characteristics of Prepositional Phrases Prepositional Phrases are sentence parts that describe people, objects, or actions. Most begin with the following prepositions: in, before, after, at, across, inside, outside, between, within, behind, by, under, around, down, into, against, near, through, to, like, except, over, up, without, with, toward, of, and for.

5 Single Prepositional Phrases At home, I find my mother and sister ready to go. At one o’ clock, we head for the square. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games Comma Rule: One phrase that begins, add one comma where it ends.

6 Two or More in a Row In the hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. J.R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Comma Rule: Two or more phrases in a row, add one comma where it needs to go.

7 Sentence Locations Sentence Openers: In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. Sentence Closers: I find myself standing in a clump of sixteens from the Seam. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

8 Sentence Locations Subject-Verb Splits: Bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple- crowned hats, intermixed with women. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

9 Works Cited Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, Killgallon, Don. Sentence Composing for High School. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998.


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