Prepositional Phrase List & Flashcards

Prepositional Phrase List & Flashcards
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Why is this prepositional phrase performing the role of an adverb?

The goats walk across the road.

The prepositional phrase across the road describes walk, a verb.
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Why is this prepositional phrase performing the role of an adjective?

The book on the shelf was a paperback bestseller.

The prepositional phrase on the shelf describes book, a noun.
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Find the prepositional phrase:

After a few minutes he stopped talking.

After a few minutes
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Make a question for the prepositional phrase:

The neighbor who lives across the street seems very pleasant.

Where does the neighbor live?
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Pick out the two prepositional phrases:

I left my backpack either at home or at school.

at home, at school
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Is this prepositional phrase acting as an adjective or an adverb?

The secret compartment behind the bookshelf was completely hidden.

adjective
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Which word does this prepositional phrase modify?

I will eat anything besides anchovy pizza.

anything
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Find the prepositional phrase:

The trash can below the sink is full.

below the sink
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Make a question for the prepositional phrase:

We sailed beyond the horizon to reach the magic castle.

Where did we sail?
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Which word does this prepositional phrase modify?

I read a book by Ernest Hemingway

book
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Where is the prepositional phrase in this sentence?

I thanked my aunt for the gift she gave me.

for the gift
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An adjective modifies a _____. (noun, verb)
noun
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An adverb modifies a _____. (noun, verb)
verb
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A prepositional phrase serves the same role as which two parts of speech? (noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, article)
adjective, adverb
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Find the two prepositional phrases:

The boy is sitting on the swing near the lake.

on the swing, near the lake
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At the mention of a prepositional phrase, do you panic and think this grammar term is just too hard to understand?

Well, this flashcard set is going to make prepositional phrases as clear as day. Before the end you will be able to pick out all the prepositional phrases in example sentences, and you'll even be confident discussing the different kinds of prepositional phrases and be able to use this wonderful grammar structure to improve your own writing.

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Find the two prepositional phrases:

The boy is sitting on the swing near the lake.

on the swing, near the lake
A prepositional phrase serves the same role as which two parts of speech? (noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, article)
adjective, adverb
An adverb modifies a _____. (noun, verb)
verb
An adjective modifies a _____. (noun, verb)
noun

Where is the prepositional phrase in this sentence?

I thanked my aunt for the gift she gave me.

for the gift

Which word does this prepositional phrase modify?

I read a book by Ernest Hemingway

book

Make a question for the prepositional phrase:

We sailed beyond the horizon to reach the magic castle.

Where did we sail?

Find the prepositional phrase:

The trash can below the sink is full.

below the sink

Which word does this prepositional phrase modify?

I will eat anything besides anchovy pizza.

anything

Is this prepositional phrase acting as an adjective or an adverb?

The secret compartment behind the bookshelf was completely hidden.

adjective

Pick out the two prepositional phrases:

I left my backpack either at home or at school.

at home, at school

Make a question for the prepositional phrase:

The neighbor who lives across the street seems very pleasant.

Where does the neighbor live?

Find the prepositional phrase:

After a few minutes he stopped talking.

After a few minutes

Why is this prepositional phrase performing the role of an adjective?

The book on the shelf was a paperback bestseller.

The prepositional phrase on the shelf describes book, a noun.

Why is this prepositional phrase performing the role of an adverb?

The goats walk across the road.

The prepositional phrase across the road describes walk, a verb.

What is the object in this prepositional phrase?

among the trees

trees

Identify the prepositional phrase:

My golf clubs are leaning against the wall.

against the wall

Make a question for this prepositional phrase:

Before the first day of school we need to buy new shoes.

When do we need to buy new shoes?

What is the object in this prepositional phrase?

outside the window

window

Which question do we ask about a prepositional phrase, to find out what it is modifying?

A. Which preposition is used?

B. What question does the phrase answer?

C. What is the object?

B. What question does the phrase answer?
A preposition phrase shows a _____ between the phrase's object and the noun or verb the phrase modifies. (relationship, relative, relevance)
relationship

What is the object in this prepositional phrase?

over my head

head
True or False? A prepositional phrase always modifies either a noun or a verb.
True.
True or False? A prepositional phrase always follows the word it modifies.
False.

Make a question for the prepositional phrase:

I left without my cell phone.

How did I leave?

Find the prepositional phrase:

Deep within the forest lived a powerful wizard.

within the forest

Make a question for this prepositional phrase:

Earthworms live underneath the soil's surface.

Where do earthworms live?

Find the two prepositional phrases:

During recess the students played jump rope in the courtyard.

During recess, in the courtyard

Find the three prepositional phrases:

After lunch he looked out the window and saw a bird in the tree.

After lunch, out the window, in the tree

Find the four prepositional phrases:

I walked to town on Monday after lunch and deposited my paycheck in the bank.

to town, on Monday, after lunch, in the bank

Can you find five prepositional phrases?

With your help I will carry this rabbit in its cage from the car into my house without difficulty.

With your help, in its cage, from the car, into my house, without difficulty

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