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Exercises

1: Which one of the following sentences has a prepositional phrase?
  1. Bill left work early.

  2. Bill didn’t know the new employee’s name.

  3. Bill decided to work on the weekend.

2: Which one of the following sentences has a gerund phrase?
  1. I need to start going to work in the evenings.

  2. The company car wouldn’t start.

  3. The stapler fell off my desk.

3: In the sentences given below, identify the underlined phrase.

Baking powder is used as an important ingredient in a cake.

  1. A participial phrase

  2. A gerund phrase

  3. An infinitive phrase

  4. Not a phrase

To raise the level of consciousness regarding sexual harassment, management provided several workshops.

  1. A gerund phrase

  2. Infinitive phrase

  3. Prepositional phrase

Singing very softly, the boy lulled his baby brother to sleep.

  1. Gerund phrase

  2. Infinitive phrase

  3. Participial phrase

  4. Prepositional phrase

He thought he could escape from his problems by running away.

  1. Gerund phrase

  2. Infinitive phrase

  3. Participial phrase

  4. Prepositional phrase




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