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Zack won the wheelchair race in record time.Reach for that catnip ball behind the couch.An appositive phrase, which follows a noun or a pronoun and renames it, consists of a noun and its modifiers. An appositive adds new information about the noun or pronoun it follows.The Trans-Siberian Railroad, the world’s largest highway, stretches from Moscow to Vladivostok.62
Commonly Used Prepositionsaboardbesideintothroughaboutbesideslikethroughoutabovebetweenneartoacrossbeyondoftowardafterbut*ofunderagainstbyonunderneathalongconcerningontountilamiddespiteoppositeuntoamongdownoutuparoundduringoutsideuponasexceptoverwithatexceptingpastwithinbefore forpendingwithinbehindfromregardingwithoutbelowinrespectingbeneathinsidesince*meaning “except”Compound Prepositionsaccording tobecause ofnext toahead of by means ofon account ofalong within addition toon top ofapart fromin front of out ofaside fromin spite ofowing toas toinstead of63
Prepositional Phrases Worksheet #1Directions: Underline the prepositional phrase in each of the following sentences. Circle the preposition.1. I voted against the idea.2. The elevator is necessary for us.3. The poet Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943.4. The elevator goes to the cool, dark basement.5. The elevator goes to the basement and the penthouse.6. Take the elevator on the right.7. Which of these elevators is working?8. After the meeting you should take this elevator to the lobby.9. The elevator is helpful to us.10. We sometimes work late at night.11. Great environmental art is alive on the Great Plains.12. From an airplane the vast cultivated fields resemble monumental works of abstract art.13. The varied designs are the result of modern farming methods.14. The plowed fields are basically rectangular or square in shape.15. Farmers plow along the natural contours of the land.16. Red, brown, and black patterns with a variety of textures result from the plowing.17. Modern irrigation equipment pivots around a central water source.18. This technique produces huge circular areas of bright green.19. No one on the Great Plains has consciously planned these designs.20. They are the bonus of an unplanned collaboration between the farmer and nature.64
Prepositional Phrases Worksheet #2Directions: Underline the prepositional phrase in each of the following sentences. Circle the preposition.1. “Get Fuzzy” contains a character, Bucky Katt who is usually hiding in his closet.2. Bucky Katt is in a feud with a ferret named Fungo Squiggly.3. Bucky is usually friends with a dog, named Satchel.4. Satchel is really nice to Bucky.5. Bucky loves his little bear named Smacky and keeps him in a holster on his hip.6. One time Bucky lost Smacky after he got kicked out of the sandbox in the park.