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Prepositional Phrases: In a sentence prepositions show the relation of one word to another
word. Prepositions require an object to complete them, typically a noun or a pronoun. A
preposition and its object are called a prepositional phrase.
Directions: Identify and underline the prepositional phrases in the sentences below.
1. The children danced around the pole until the song came to an end.
2. We ran toward the barn when the storm broke from the clouds.
3. Hilda waited at the corner for the bus.
4. Everyone except William voted for my suggestion.
5. From this experience, I have learned my lesson about the dangers of telling lies.
Adjectival Phrases: A prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or a pronoun is called an
adjective phrase. (As an adjective, the prepositional phrase will answer the question, “Which
Directions: Identify and underline the adjectival phrases in the sentences below.
1. What do you think influences the changes in hairstyles?
2. The book on the bathroom floor is swollen from shower steam.
3. The sweet potatoes in the vegetable bin are green with mold.
4. The note from Beverly confessed that she had eaten the leftover pizza.
5. Raphael enjoys reading articles about early space exploration.