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Identify the prepositional phrase(s) in the following sentence: After work Tom went to his girlfriend's house.
- After work
- to his girlfriend's house
What is the definition of a prepositional phrase?
A group of words beginning with a preposition and ending with a noun or pronoun. The phrase acts either as an adverb or adjective to describe.
Define an appositive phrase.
A group of words, a noun/pronoun plus any describing words or phrases, that rename the noun or pronoun that the phrase follows.
Identify the appositive phrase(s) in the following sentence: Mr. Ralph, my piano teacher, wants me to learn to play the "Moonlight Sonata", a famous piece by Beethoven.
- my piano teacher
- a famous piece by Beethoven
Define a participial phrase.
A group of words that begins with a participle (an -ing or past tense form of a verb) and any describing words, phrases, or objects.
Locate the participial phrase(s) in the following sentence: Walking with crutches, Mike was not able to keep up with his classmates.
Walking with cruthces
Locate the participial phrase(s) in the following sentence: His jeans, ragged at the hems and torn at the knees, were brand new.
- ragged at the hems
- torn at the knees