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1 Prepositional Phrases

2 Phrase A phrase is a group of words, but it is NOT a complete sentence

3 Prepositional Phrases Starts with a Preposition Includes Modifiers Ends with a Noun which is called the object of the preposition Formula= p(m+n(oop))= pp –Ex. Heather Graham played a psychologist in the TV show Scrubs. –Prep. phrase: in the TV show Scrubs prepositionmodifiers object of preposition

4 Prepositional Phrases Prepositional Phrases are used to describe and give more information about other words –Ex. Dr. Cox has an angry look on his face. Tells us where to find the angry look. –Ex. J.D. works at Sacred Hearts Hospital. Tells us where J.D. works.

5 Find the Phrase and Tell What it Modifies- record your answers on page 10 in your notebook. 1.The patient on the table died. 2.J.D. cried for hours. 3.The janitor is my favorite character on the show. 4.Turk is cool, too – you can’t leave him out of the PowerPoint.

6 Answers 1. PP- on the table; describes the patient and where he lies. (location) 2. PP- for hours; describes how long J.D. cried. (time) 3. PP- on the show; describes where the character was. (location) 4. PP- of the Power point; (describes Turk)

7 Placement of Prepositional Phrases

8 Review What is a phrase? A prepositional phrase is?

9 So we know that… Prepositions tell us time, direction, and location We know that prepositional phrases begin with a preposition and end with a noun (p(m+n)=pp) But… where are prepositional phrases within a sentence?

10 Placement Prepositional phrases should be beside the word in which they modify. –Look at these: Suddenly, Morning Girl saw her island through strangers’ eyes. –How did Morning Girl see her island? Poe’s writings are very popular in Europe. –Where are Poe’s writings popular?

11 Okay… but how do I know what word it modifies? Easy- Look at this sentence: –The dog outside the house ran. What’s wrong with this?

12 What if we moved the prepositional phrase in another place? Let’s look at the same sentences… Suddenly, Morning Girl through strangers’ eyes saw her island. –How does the movement of the pphrase change the meaning of the sentence? Poe’s writings in Europe are very popular. –What about this sentence?

13 Look at these… The sun shone as the current gently cradled it behind the canoe. –Where did the sun shine? She beneath the blue waters swam. –Where did she swim?

14 See if you can figure these out 1. A temple stands here of great size. 2. I noticed with heavy suitcases some men. 3.They show for their elders great respect.

15 Practice Complete the worksheet 1-5 ONLY. Follow the directions. Glue into your journal when finished.


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