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# Understanding Prepositional phrases:

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Understand what prepositional phrases do in a sentence.

prepositional phrase will answer the question Which one?

The book on the bathroom floor is swollen from shower steam.

Which book? The one on the bathroom floor!

The sweet potatoes in the vegetable bin are green with mold.

Which sweet potatoes? The ones forgotten in the vegetable bin!

The note from Beverly confessed that she had eaten the leftover
pizza.

Which note? The one from Beverly!

As an adverb, a prepositional phrase will answer questions such as How? When? or
Where?

Freddy is stiff from yesterday's long football practice.

How did Freddy get stiff? From yesterday's long football practice!

Before class, Josh begged his friends for a pencil.

When did Josh do his begging? Before class!

Feeling brave, we tried the Dragon Breath Burritos at Tito's
Taco Palace.

Where did we eat the spicy food? At Tito's Taco Palace!
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01 May 2017, 09:48
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