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Prepositions and
Prepositional Phrases
What type of phrase is this?
 The lawn was seeded today by the maintenance
workers.
Answer…
 Adverb phrase
 It modifies was seeded and tells how the lawn was
seeded.
 The lawn was seeded today by the maintenance
workers.
What type of phrase is this?
 Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert will be sold
starting this morning.
Answer…
Adjective phrase
 Which tickets? Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert
 Tickets to tomorrow night’s concert will be sold
starting this morning.
What type of phrase is this?
 Several investigators asked us questions during their
investigation.
Answer…
 Adverb phrase
 When did the investigators ask us questions?
 Several investigators asked us questions during their
investigation.
What type of phrase is this?
 Water in this tank must be drained often, or the fish
will die.
Answer…
Adjective
 Which water? The water in this tank
 Other hints…
 Which one? Water is a noun.
 Water in this tank must be drained often, or the fish
will die.
What type of phrase is this?
 The buoys in the ocean were bobbing up and down.
Answer..
Adjective
 Which buoys were bobbing up and down?
 The buoys in the ocean were bobbing.
 The buoys in the ocean were bobbing up and down.
What type of phrase is this?
 Emily returned to her composition on bullying.
Answer…
Adjective
 Which composition? The composition on bullying
 Which one? The one on bullying
 Emily returned to her composition on bullying.
What type of phrase is this?
 Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived
in Wisconsin.
Answer…
Adjective
 Author of what? of The Westing Game (TWG)
 Which author? (which one?) TWG’s author
 Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived
in Wisconsin.
What type of phrase is this?
 Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived
in Wisconsin.
Answer…
Adverb
 Where did she live?
 She lived in Wisconsin.
 Ellen Raskin, the author of The Westing Game, lived in
Wisconsin.
What type of phrase is this?
 Meghan walked her dog through the dense forest.
Answer…
Adverb
 Where did Meghan walk her dog?
 She walked it through the dense forest.
 Meghan walked her dog through the dense forest.
What type of phrase is this?
 The sparrow flew quickly into its nest.
Answer…
Adverb
 Where did the sparrow fly?
 It flew into its nest.
 The sparrow flew quickly into its nest.
What type of phrase is this?
 The bouquet of spectacular yellow roses lifted my
spirits when they were delivered.
Answer…
Adjective
 What kind of bouquet?
 A bouquet of spectacular yellow roses
 The bouquet of spectacular yellow roses lifted my
spirits when they were delivered.
What type of phrase is this?
 The extremely content kitten slept
peacefully next to its slumbering mother.
Answer…
Adverb
 Where did the kitten sleep?
 It slept next to its mother.
The extremely content kitten
slept peacefully next to its
slumbering mother.

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