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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
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Definitions and examples of various kinds of phrases.
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