What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples


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A prepositional phrase can act as which of the following?

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1. A prepositional phrase must have a preposition and which of the following?

2. Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence: 'Robert ordered a cake with sweet frosting.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of prepositional phrases. Some of the subjects you'll be quizzed on include the components of a prepositional phrase as well as identifying prepositional phrases in two examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Part(s) of speech a prepositional phrase can act as
  • Components of a prepositional phrase
  • Identifying a prepositional phrase in two examples
  • Location of a prepositional phrase within a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on prepositional phrases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part(s) of speech a prepositional phrase can emulate in a sentence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the components of a prepositional phrase

Additional Learning

To learn more about this part of speech, review the lesson What is a Prepositional Phrase? - Definition & Examples. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Describe the term ''preposition'' and give an example of a preposition
  • Relate the components of a prepositional phrase
  • Define the phrase ''object of the preposition''