Saturday, May 1, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 181 - 185 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. The librarian took from her desk a new edition of one of the classics.

2. It was placed in the display case in the corner of the library.

3. Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in the library.

4. One story about magic appears in our literature book.

5. This story contains clues to the solution of the mystery.

6. I have read many stories by Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes.

7. A wall of ancient Pompeii was discovered accidentally by an ordinary peasant.


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Answers:

1. The librarian took from her desk a new edition of one of the classics.
- from her desk modifies took (telling where)
- of one modifies edition (telling which)
- of the classics modifies one (telling what kind)

2. It was placed in the display case in the corner of the library.
- in the display case modifies was placed (telling where)
- in the corner modifies case (telling which)
- of the library modifies corner (telling which)

3. Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in the library.
- of mysteries and detective stories modifies books (telling what kind)
- in the library modifies are found (telling where)

4. One story about magic appears in our literature book.
- about magic modifies story (telling what kind)
- in our literature book modifies appears (telling where)

5. This story contains clues to the solution of the mystery.
- to the solution modifies clues (telling which)
- of the mystery modifies solution (telling which)

6. I have read many stories by Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes.
- by Arthur Conan Doyle modifies stories (telling which)
- about Sherlock Holmes modifies stories (telling what kind)

7. A wall of ancient Pompeii was discovered accidentally by an ordinary peasant.
- of ancient Pompeii modifies wall (telling which)
- by an ordinary peasant modifies was discovered (telling how)



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Friday, April 30, 2021

Lesson 185 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and object of the preposition.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. Yesterday many people in Alaska suffered from the heat.

2. During the morning the family drove through the lovely mountains.

3. At noon we ate our lunch at the summit with great excitement.

4. Later our friends and we strolled down the wooded path.

5. The giant hole in the mountain is an unusual monument of our past.


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Answers:

1. Yesterday many people in Alaska suffered from the heat.
- in Alaska modifies people (telling which)
- from the heat modifies "suffered" (telling how)

2. During the morning the family drove through the lovely mountains.
- During the morning modifies drove (telling when)
- through the lovely mountains modifies drove (telling where)

3. At noon we ate our lunch at the summit with great excitement.
- At noon modifies ate (telling when)
- at the summit modifies ate (telling where)
- with great excitement modifies ate (telling how)

4. Later our friends and we strolled down the wooded path.
- down the wooded path modifies strolled (telling where)

5. The giant hole in the mountain is an unusual monument of our past.
- in the mountain modifies hole (telling what kind or which)
- of our past modifies monument (telling what kind)



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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lesson 184 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and object of the preposition.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. Do you have a reason for your absence from class?

2. The veterans from the war in Spain remained loyal.

3. The class was delighted by the outcome of the story.

4. Dozens of stories about heroes are in the school library.

5. In the afternoon Henrietta went to the library.


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Answers:

1. Do you have a reason for your absence from class?
- for your absence modifies reason (telling what kind)
- from class modifies absence (telling which)

2. The veterans from the war in Spain remained loyal.
- from the war modifies veterans (telling which)
- in Spain modifies war (telling which)

3. The class was delighted by the outcome of the story.
- by the outcome modifies was delighted (telling how or why)
- of the story modifies outcome (telling which)

4. Dozens of stories about heroes are in the school library.
- of stories modifies dozens (telling what kind)
- about heroes modifies stories (telling what kind)
- in the school library modifies are (telling where)

5. In the afternoon Henrietta went to the library.
- In the afternoon modifies went (telling when)
- to the library modifies went (telling where)



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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lesson 183 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and object of the preposition.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. The real owner of the property is not available for comment.

2. I have no time for your excuses or delays.

3. The manager came for the answer.

4. In this century we are preserving our forests.

5. You will always be one of my best friends.


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Answers:

1. The real owner of the property is not available for comment.
- of the property modifies owner (telling which)
- for comment modifies available (telling how)

2. I have no time for your excuses or delays.
- for your excuses or delays modifies time (telling what kind)

3. The manager came for the answer.
- for the answer modifies came (telling why)

4. In this century we are preserving our forests.
- in this century modifies are preserving (telling when)

5. You will always be one of my best friends.
- of my best friends modifies one (telling which)



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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Lesson 182 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and object of the preposition.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. The early settlers were very careless of our forests.

2. We divided the candy among the children at the party.

3. I still live in that stucco house in the next block.

4. The rooms of the house were dark and dreary.

5. The sound of whispers came to us through the window.


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Answers:

1. The early settlers were very careless of our forests.
- of our forests modifies careless (telling how)

2. We divided the candy among the children at the party.
- among the children modifies divided (telling how)
- at the party modifies children (telling which)
- or -
- at the party modifies divided (telling where)

3. I still live in that stucco house in the next block.
- in that stucco house modifies live (telling where)
- in the next block modifies house (telling which)

4. The rooms of the house were dark and dreary.
- of the house modifies rooms (telling which)

5. The sound of whispers came to us through the window.
- of whispers modifies sound telling what kind)
- to us modifies came (telling where)
- through the window modifies came (telling how)



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Monday, April 26, 2021

Lesson 181 - Parts of the Sentence - Prepositional Phrases

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A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the preposition and object of the preposition.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adjective telling which or what kind and modifying a noun or pronoun. An adjective prepositional phrase will come right after the noun or pronoun that it modifies. If there are two adjective prepositional phrases together, one will follow the other.

A prepositional phrase may be used as an adverb telling how, when, where, how much, and why and modifying the verb and sometimes an adjective. Adverb prepositional phrases can come anywhere in the sentence and can be moved within the sentence without changing the meaning.

Only adjective prepositional phrases modify the object of the preposition in another prepositional phrase. Notice that some prepositional phrases may be adverbs or adjectives because of their location in the sentence.
 
Instructions: Pick out the prepositional phrases in these sentences, identify what they tell us, and what they modify.

1. The boys searched the beach for sand dollars.

2. The grass behind the house and near the fence is dying.

3. A deep ditch was dug near the boundary of the factory.

4. A pretty girl with brown hair and eyes sat near me at the banquet.

5. The three contestants listened carefully to each question.


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Answers:

1. The boys searched the beach for sand dollars.
- for sand dollars modifies searched (telling why)

2. The grass behind the house and near the fence is dying.
- behind the house and near the fence modify grass (telling which)

3. A deep ditch was dug near the boundary of the factory.
- near the boundary modifies was dug (telling where)
- of the factory modifies boundary (telling which)

4. A pretty girl with brown hair and eyes sat near me at the banquet.
- with brown hair and eyes modifies girl (telling what kind)
- near me and at the banquet modify sat (telling where)

5. The three contestants listened carefully to each question.
- to each question modifies listened (telling how)
 


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