English grammar

Module 6, Prepositions, Lesson 5:

Adverb Prepositional Phrases

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English grammar
Definition:
An adverb prepositional phrase modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb. It usually tells when, where, how, why, or to what extent (how many, how much, how long, or how far), and under what condition.
Modifying a verb:
We always go \to the beach \on the weekends. (Where and when we go.)

Modifying an adjective:

You look tired \from all the heat. (How tired?)
Michele is very good \at singing. (Under what condition is she good?)

Modifying an adverb:

I don't like getting up early \in the morning. (How early?)

Notice that adverbs don't tell why, but adverb phrases do. You generally can't explain why with a single word.

More than one adverb phrase may modify the same verb.

\At the same time, the two opposing players crashed \into me.
crashed \at the same time
crashed \into me

Practice What You've Learned

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Part 1

Directions:
Identify the adverb phrases by clicking the preposition and the object of the preposition. Then click to identify the word the phrase modifies.
1.
Between the trees, the squirrels are scampering on the ground.
2.
David sure is tall for a sixth-grader.
3.
We ran across the hot sand to our towels.
4.
Above the trees, an eagle soared.
5.
My mother was angry at my disrespectful remark.
6.
At night, the moonlight gleams brightly through that high window.
7.
In the school hallways, you should always walk quietly.
8.
Down the hill, the children gleefully rode their sleds.
9.
You are bowling well for a beginner.
10.
With their loudest voices, the little children cheered the magician.

Part 2

Directions:
Click on the word modified by the bold-faced phrase, and then identify whether or not that word is a verb, adjective, or adverb.
11.
Your father is very proud of your accomplishments.
verb / adjective / adverb
12.
I like to sleep late in the morning.
verb / adjective / adverb
13.
If you go into the attic, take a flashlight.
verb / adjective / adverb
14.
Before the movie, we should get some food.
verb / adjective / adverb
15.
Keep this pesticide off of your skin.
verb / adjective / adverb
16.
Those posters should be kept in a tube so they don't get creases.
verb / adjective / adverb
17.
Your hair looks silly with that blue streak.
verb / adjective / adverb
18.
I think the snapdragons should go in front of the window.
verb / adjective / adverb
19.
I drove around the block twice to find a parking space.
verb / adjective / adverb
20.
I write best late at night.
verb / adjective / adverb
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