Prepositional Phrases Adjective & Adverb Phrases Adjective Phrases come after the words they modify answer the following questions: what kind? how many? which one? how much? Practice 1. While she was a student in France, Marie met Pierre Curie. 2. Pierre had always gained fame as a scientist. 3. Paris was where the two of them became friends. Adverb Phrases answer the questions: when? where? why? how often? how long? to what extent? Practice 1. When he was only a baby, Pecos Bill fell into the Pecos River. 2. His parents searched for him, but couldn’t find him. 3. He was saved by coyotes, who raised him. Adjective or Adverb Phrase? 1. Did you know that there are hundreds of shark species? 2. Scientists group these species into twenty-eight families. 3. Sharks within the same family share many traits. 4. Sharks are found throughout the world’s oceans. 5. The whale shark falls under the “not dangerous” category.