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Title: Prepositional Phrases


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Prepositional Phrases
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Phrase
  • A phrase is a group of related words that is used
    as a single part of speech and does not contain a
    verb and its subject

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Prepositional Phrases
  • A prepositional phrase is a group of words
    beginning with a preposition and ending in a noun
    or pronoun
  • The noun or pronoun that ends the prepositional
    phrase is called the object of the preposition
  • Prepositional phrases usually do the work of
    adjectives and adverbs in sentences.

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Prepositional Phrases
  • Examples
  • He sat in the desk.
  • In is the preposition
  • Desk is the object of the preposition
  • She stole money from him.
  • From is the preposition
  • Him is the object of the preposition

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Adjective Phrases
  • A prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or
    pronoun is an adjective phrase.

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Adjective Phrases
  • Example
  • Irish family---family from Ireland
  • Irish is an adjective modifying family
  • from Ireland is a prepositional phrase
    modifying family
  • Called an Adjective Phrase

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Adjective Phrases
  • Example
  • A hopeful sign---a sign of hope
  • Hopeful is an adjective modifying sign
  • of hope is a prepositional phrase modifying
    sign
  • Called an Adjective Phrase

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Adverb Phrases
  • A prepositional phrase that modifies a verb, an
    adjective, or another adverb is an adverb phrase.
  • Adverb phrases tell when, where, why, how, or to
    what extent.

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Adverb Phrases
  • Example
  • He lives above the restaurant.
  • Above the restaurant is the prepositional phrase
  • The phrase modifies the verb lives (where does he
    live)

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Adverb Phrases
  • Example
  • Students can leave after the bell.
  • After the bell is the prepositional phrase
  • The phrase modifies the verb can leave (when can
    they leave)

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Assignment
  • Please rewrite the following sentences. Underline
    the prepositional phrase. After the sentence
    please write down the type of phrase it is
    (adjective or adverb) and the word it modifies.

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Assignment
  1. I bought a car for her.
  2. He cries for no reason.
  3. The bell does not ring after school.
  4. The tardy students are those with poor time
    management.
  5. He put the papers in the box.

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Assignment
  • 6. His attitude was the reason for his success.
  • 7. The party lasted long into the night.
  • 8. The dogs without the collars are going to the
    pound.
  • 9. She walked up the steps.
  • 10. He ran at a quick pace.
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