Prepositional Phrases - Welcome to The World of S

Prepositional Phrases - Welcome to The World of S

Prepositional Phrases Whats a phrase? DOES NOT HAVE A SUBJECT AND A VERB Whats a preposition? REMEMBER THE SQUIRELL!

ANY WHERE A SQUIRELL CAN GO. OVER UNDER UP AROUND IN BETWEEN Etc. Theres a big list on page 610 A prepositional phrase

IS A PHRASE: THAT BEGINS WITH A PREPOSITION ENDS WITH A NOUN OR A PRONOUN CHECK IT OUT o i

t Why dont you go between i s Odysseus and Polyphemus? o p l e a r

Between is a preposition e n P s Polyphemus is a pronoun a r h

Try it The man beneath the rock was useless on the ship. Do you see a prepositions? Is it part of a phrase ( does it end in a noun or pronoun) The man beneath the rock was useless on the ship.

Adjectival phrase Remember what an adjective does? Modifies (adds to) a noun or pronoun Answers

Which one What kind Not just a monster but a despicable monster. Adjectival Phrase

Is a prepositional phrase Modifies (adds to) a noun or pronoun Which

one What kind Check it out The God with the thundering voice is a troublemaker. Find your prepositional phrase Does the prepositional phrase modify (add to) a noun or pronoun? Not sure? Does it answer which one or what kind?

Try it Please give him the wrath of the gods. Is there a prepositional phrase Does the prepositional phrase modify (add to) a noun or pronoun? Not sure? Does it answer which one or what

kind? Try again The God with the small hammer is a pest. Is there a prepositional phrase Does the prepositional phrase modify (add to) a noun or pronoun? Not sure?

Does it answer which one or what kind? Adverbial phrase Yup, you guessed it Whats an adverb? Adverb modifies (adds to) verb; adjective or adverb

Remember adverbs answers Where When How To what extent So, Adverbial phrases Are

prepositional phrases That add to a verb, adverb, or adjective Try it We

should meet at the park. Is there a prepositional phrase? Does it add to and verb, adjective or adverb Does it answer Where When How To what extent

Try it again We will meet by noon. Is there a prepositional phrase? Does it add to a verb, adjective or adverb Does it answer

Where When How To what extent Misplaced Modifiers A modifier usually comes right before or right after what ever it is modifying.

When it doesnt it is often confusing, and is MISPLACED. On the stage the audience applauded for the performers. This sounds like the audience is on the stage. The audience applauded for the

performers on the stage. This makes more sense. Try it Which one is correct? The actor told us about his career in the

dressing room. In the dressing room the actor told us about his career. Adjectival or Adverbial As a boy, Zeus played with is father s minions.

ADVERBIAL Adjectival or Adverbial As a boy, Zeus played with is father s minions. ADVERBIAL Adjectival or Adverbial At the age of ten, he entered a school for Gods in Troy

ADVERBIAL Adjectival or Adverbial At the age of ten, he entered a school for Gods in Troy ADJECTIVAL Adjectival or Adverbial At the age of ten, he entered a school for Gods in Troy ADJECTIVAL

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