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December 11/12

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  1. Notes on Prepositional Phrases
    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”
  2. Prepositional Phrases CW – Double-space the sentences, underline the prepositional phrases, circle and label the words the phrases describe, and then label the phrases: adj ph or adv ph.
    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 at all flattering.
    10. We ordered a dish of salsa and a basket of tortilla chips.
  3. Grammar Practice – In your notes, label the parts of the sentence: s, hv, av, lv, io, do, pa, pn. Also, underline and label the prepositional phrases: adj ph, adv ph.
    1. The rules of Monopoly sound complicated.
    2. The Redskins and the Chargers played football yesterday.
    3. Some people grow vegetables in their gardens.
    4. Always wash your dishes after dinner.
    5. The large yellow flowers smell nice.
    6. Many people from the southern states enjoy iced tea with their meals.
    7. Two of my brothers were born in Virginia.
    8. The man in the car may have been watching the game on his phone.
    9. There are many flowers in the yard.
    10. Inside the hotel safe, the millionaire kept her cash and jewelry.



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