English grammar

Module 6:

Review Prepositions

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English grammar

Prepositions

Directions:
Click on the prepositions in each sentence.
1.
The smell of the fire was mixed with the smell of toasted marshmallows with melted chocolate.
2.
The balloons for the party were delivered to my aunt's house on the next street.
3.
The stripes on your shirt do not match the plaid of your shorts or the dots on your shoes.
4.
The unicorns in the forest run through the trees and dance in the streams.

Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Mark the prepositional phrases in each sentence by clicking each preposition and then the object of the preposition.
5.
The teacher's manual with the answers in it must stay on my desk.
6.
My favorite story by Ray Bradbury was made into a movie for television.
7.
When my pen poked a hole through the bottom of my pocket, my coins fell onto the floor.
8.
The chocolate cake with the vanilla frosting on it is for the bake sale.

Compound Prepositions

Directions:
Click on all the words that make up the compound preposition in each sentence.
9.
We had to quit practice early because of the test the next day.
10.
King Henry II of England was only nine at the time of his coronation.
11.
I had to pull my ferret out of my backpack before leaving for school.
12.
I have to clean my bedroom in addition to mowing the lawn, washing the dishes, and taking out the trash.

Compound Objects

Directions:
Click on all the objects of the bold-faced prepositions.
13.
The queen was painted in a gown made of silk and velvet.
14.
My dog buries her bones under her dog bed or the sofa pillows.
15.
This cookie dough should be put into the refrigerator or freezer as soon as it is made.
16.
We will send these stories to magazines or book publishers.

Preposition versus Adverb

Directions:
Decide whether the bold-faced word is a preposition or an adverb.
17.
Please tuck your shirt in.
adverb / preposition
18.
That paint works best on indoor walls.
adverb / preposition
19.
I have fallen down those stairs three times.
adverb / preposition
20.
You will have to look up in order to see the painting on the ceiling.
adverb / preposition

Adjective Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Identify the adjective phrases by clicking the preposition and the object of the preposition. Then click on the noun or pronoun the phrase modifies.
21.
The pictures in that photo album are from our trip to China.
22.
The fence around my backyard was blown down by the winds of the hurricane.
23.
The voice on the answering machine sounds like my cousin from New Jersey.
24.
The ruins of the Greek temple still stand on the cliff above the ocean.

Adverb Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Identify the adverb phrases by clicking the preposition and the object of the preposition. Then click to identify the word the phrase modifies.
25.
The children whispered quietly from concern as the teacher spoke with the principal.
26.
My cat is very protective of her kittens.
27.
With a lot of noise, the marbles rolled across the floor when the bag broke.
28.
The sports car sped confidently down the narrow mountain roads.
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.
29.
Before the storm, put your bicycle into the garage.
verb / adjective / adverb
30.
Her earring dropped down into the sink drain.
verb / adjective / adverb
31.
That backpack is too small for your school stuff.
verb / adjective / adverb
32.
I found my little sister in the toy store at the mall.
verb / adjective / adverb

Prepositional Phrases as Nouns

Directions:
Click on all the words in the prepositional phrase acting as a noun.
33.
In the closet is the best place for the vacuum cleaner.
34.
On the street is the only place you can park that big truck.
35.
On the top shelf is where I will put the cookies.
36.
In the mornings is the best time to call my grandmother.

Layered Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Click on each underlined prepositional phrase and then the word it modifies.
37.
Your tests are \in the red folder \on my desk.
38.
Never leave your skateboard \at the top \of the stairs \to the basement.
39.
I have not seen the people \in the photographs \in this album in years.
40.
The fertilizer \in the yellow bag \in the garage is only for the roses.

Adjective or Adverb Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Using the toolbar, mark the prepositional phrases in the following sentences as adjective or adverb phrases. First click on the type of phrase in the toolbar, then click on the preposition, and lastly the object of the preposition.
41.
The programs on that channel are not appropriate for young children.
42.
I got a stomach ache from the smell of those chemicals.
43.
The students in this class are learning to write code for simple games.
44.
The redwoods in that national park are so big that vehicles can drive through them.

Placement Problems and Dangling Prepositions

Directions:
Highlight the misplaced phrase.
45.
With a moon-shaped mark on her forehead, Kelsey bought the young colt.
46.
In the waves the lifeguard watched the swimmers.
47.
I will put the packages into the car from the mall.
48.
On the moon we saw the craters made by asteroids.

Troublesome Prepositions

Directions:
Choose the best word to correctly complete each sentence.
49.
My parents might have/of hidden my present in the garage.
50.
We found my missing little sister between/among the children in the play area.
51.
The seat beside/besides mine is empty if you would like it.
52.
Jesse was angry with/angry at Luis when Luis wrecked his bicycle.

Commas with Prepositional Phrases

Directions:
Decide whether the bold-faced adjective prepositional phrases are restrictive (no commas necessary), or nonrestrictive (commas needed). Commas have been intentionally left out.
53.
My mother in her cute new hairstyle was mistaken for my sister.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
54.
The constellations in the southern hemisphere are different from the ones in the northern hemisphere.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
55.
Many of the streets in Venice are actually canals.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
56.
David with his new school supplies needs to get a locker.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
Directions:
Decide whether the bold-faced phrase needs a comma or not. If it could go either way, choose no comma.
57.
In the books on the shelves you will find lots of writing ideas.
comma / no comma
58.
After school you need to do your homework and chores before you go outside.
comma / no comma
59.
Beyond the dark forest trees a meadow spreads out toward the farmlands.
comma / no comma
60.
Down the wide roadway ran the marathon runners.
comma / no comma

Idiomatic Verbs

Directions:
Identify each set of bold-faced words as either an idiomatic verb or a verb with a prepositional phrase following it.
61.
I don't think we can pass up the chance to get those tickets while they are still available.
idiomatic / preposition
62.
You really need to clean out your backpack if you can't find anything.
idiomatic / preposition
63.
If you aren't careful, you might fall down those stairs.
idiomatic / preposition
64.
If you can't find your homework, look between the pages of your textbook.
idiomatic / preposition
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