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R emembering The Prepositional Phrase
 
Lesson 3-7
Prompt:In our prior studies, we found that prepositions usually come in phrase packages consisting of the preposition and its object.
Example:The prepositional phrase "near the house" consists of the preposition "near" and its noun object "house."
Directions:Following are familiar word patterns containing a prepositional phrase. Click to select the complete prepositional phrase in each word group.
1.He was flying like a bird ... The house near the road ...
2.He ran down the street ... The cat retreated into the room ...
3.She sat by the window ... He worked at the desk ...
4.The rake against the wall ... The trees around the building ...
5.The snow fell off the roof ... I live near the pond ...
6.(Note double preposition) The tree next to the house ...
7.(Note double preposition) I fell out of the tree ...
8.The door of the house ... The furnace in the basement ...
9.We ate during the game ... They walked toward the man ...
10.The vision beyond the horizon ... The rooms inside the house.
11.The flowers growing throughout the summer ...
12.The grass was growing over the hill ...
13.Near the door he sat ... Across the room he stared ...
14.Within the rooms we lived ... After the rain we watched ...
15.The student of the year ... The sky over the house ...
16.(Two phrases) The house down the street and near the school
17.The content of her thoughts ... The provisions for his trip ...
18.The leaves underneath the snow ... They shall go with us ...
19.(Two phrases) My goal in life is living with gusto ...
20.(Two phrases) The lesson of this exercise is the pattern of the prepositional phrase.