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November 8/9

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  1. Homework is due
  2. Prepositional Phrases Notes
    1. A phrase is a group of related words that is used as a single part of speech. It does not contain both a subject and a verb.
    2. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun. The noun or pronoun at the end is called the object of the preposition (op).
    3. Commonly-used prepositions: about, above, across, at, before, beneath, by, down, during, for, from, in, like, near, of, on, over, through, to, toward, under, up, with
    4. An adjective phrase is a prepositional phrase that describes a noun or a pronoun.
      1. Ex/ A bowl of cherries
      2. “of cherries” describes the “bowl”
    5. An adverb phrase is a prepositional phrase that describes a verb, adjective, or
      1. Ex/ George ran down the hall.
      2. “down the hall” describes “ran”
  3. Prepositional Phrases Class work – Double space the sentences, put parentheses around the prepositional phrases, underline and label the modified words, and then label the phrase. See examples below:
    1. The porters hiked toward the summit.
    2. The chicken walked across the road.
    3. No one in the class has seen the movie yet.
    4. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
    5. The coconut palms in the park near the bay were planted a long time ago.
    6. Tamara and Dawn floated down the river on a raft.
    7. Beneath the waves, the ocean is calm.
    8. Julius Caesar was one of the most successful generals in ancient Rome.
    9. The picture of their candidate in today’s newspaper is not flattering.
    10. We ordered a dish of salsa and a basket of tortilla chips.
  4. Subjects, Verbs, and Complements review
  5. Quiz next class on Parts of the Sentence.
pro               adj ph n       adj ph
Many (of the students) enjoy eating chicken wings (for lunch.)
    v    adv ph               n         adj ph
I parked the car (near the tree) (in the field.)
   v                  adv ph            adv ph
She walked (over the river) and (through the woods)
              adv ph
(to her grandmother’s house).


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