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Exercises

1: Prepositional phrases consist of a preposition followed by either a noun or a pronoun. True or False?
2: Underline the prepositional phrases in the following paragraph.

Francis Macomber had, half an hour before, been carried to his tent from the edge of the camp in triumph on the arms and shoulders of the cook, the personal boys, the skinner and the porters. The gun-bearers had taken no part in the demonstration.

3: Name the two grammatical functions that a prepositional phrase can perform in a sentence.
4: Is the underlined phrase an adjectival or adverbial phrase?

The electricity for the entire floor was out.

They spoke in low tones so the meeting would not be disrupted.

We worked without taking a break on the payroll project.

The office near the elevator belongs to Jack Conner.

We ate lunch in a new restaurant.

The adding machine is plugged into the outlet behind the filing cabinet.




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