Grammar Phrases Practice Prepositional Phrases Underline the prepositional phrases in the following sentences.1.Forests with dry grass and brush burn easily.2.The workers on the platform worked hard in the hot sun.3.The picture in the antique frame was of my grandmother.4.The gray squirrels scampered along the fence rail in the backyard.5.The divers traversed through deep waters of the Caribbean. Identify the types of verbal phrases that are italicized in the following sentences.6.To conclude tonight's program, our chief of staff would like to say a few words.7.Wanting to save money, Lysbeth spent the morning clipping and filing coupons.8.Marybeth dreams about becoming a NASA astronaut9.The plumber was unable to finish the difficult jobin one day.10.Excusing the boysfor their rude and reckless behavior was not an option.Appositive PhrasesUnderline the appositive phrases in each sentence and identify the noun or pronoun it modifies.11.Julie, an excellent tennis player, will be going to the state finals for the Junior American Tennis Association this August.12.The peanut, not really a nut but a legume, is a major allergen for children and adults around the world.13.Pygmalionis by George Bernard Shaw, one of my favorite playwrights.14.To play the marimba, a musical instrument in the percussion family, Carlo used small wooden mallets.15.Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, a classic mystery, was first published in the United States in 1940. .
Answers 1. with dry grass and brush : adjective phrase 2. on the platform : adjective phrase; in the hot sun : adverb phrase 3. in the antique frame , of my grandmother : adjective phrases 4. along the fence rail, in the backyard : adverb phrases 5. through deep waters, of the Caribbean : adverb phrases 6. infinitive phrase 7. participial phrase 8. gerund phrase 9. infinitive phrase 10. gerund phrase 11. an excellent tennis player modifies Julie 12. not really a nut but a legume modifies peanut 13. one of my favorite playwrights modifies George Bernard Shaw 14.
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