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August 29 (83MW)

  1. 1. August 29, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Hold up your dictionary when I call your name<br />
  3. 3. Prepositional Phrases<br />A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition and its object. <br />The object is a noun or a pronoun, together with any words that describe or refer to the object.<br />
  4. 4. Activity 3: Write Prepositional Phrases<br />Isaac bought his computer __________________________.<br />My humanities group meets _________________.<br />Songs ____________ are very popular.<br />The children ate the cookies that they found ______________.<br />When the power failed, I was ________________.<br />before the big sale<br />after class<br />about love<br />on the counter<br />in the attic <br />
  5. 5. Activity 3: Write Prepositional Phrases<br />Before the concert<br />_________________, James practiced his guitar.<br />_________________, the mechanic repaired the van.<br />Zaini caught the bus ___________.<br />The sparrows flew _____________________.<br />Everyone walked home _______________.<br />During the storm<br />at the mall<br />over the power lines<br />after the recital<br />
  6. 6. Prepositional Phrases<br />A prepositional phrase cannot be the subject of a sentence.<br />You can cross out prepositional phrases to help you figure out the subject of a sentence.<br />
  7. 7. Prepositional Phrases<br />The doctor from next door bandaged my knee.<br />Circle prepositions.<br />Line out the prepositional phrase.<br />Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.<br />The doctor is the subject because <br />he is doing the bandaging.<br />
  8. 8. Prepositional Phrases<br />The girl in the doorway looks like my niece.<br />Circle prepositions.<br />Line out the prepositional phrase.<br />Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.<br />The girl is the subject because <br />she is looking.<br />
  9. 9. Prepositional Phrases<br />The bell on the steeple of the church rang three times.<br />Circle prepositions.<br />Line out the prepositional phrase.<br />Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.<br />The bell is the subject because <br />it is doing the ringing.<br />
  10. 10. Prepositional Phrases<br />One of my favorite comic strips in the Sunday paper is Peanuts.<br />Circle prepositions.<br />Line out the prepositional phrase.<br />Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.<br />One is the subject because <br />it is being something.<br />
  11. 11. Activity 4: Identify Prepositional Phrases<br />The tenants down the hall are seldom home.<br />Darryl bought a used car for three thousand dollars.<br />The flowers in that yard need to be watered.<br />After the midterm, the biology class became more difficult.<br />Inside those boxes, you will find my old textbooks.<br />
  12. 12. Activity 4: Identify Prepositional Phrases<br />The guests at the party appreciated the DJ.<br />Without his friends, Rashid felt somewhat shy.<br />The information from that Web site is not very reliable.<br />The questions on the worksheet covered the last seven chapters.<br />Two of Kristina’s best friends joined a sorority.<br />
  13. 13. Diagnostic essay<br />
  14. 14. Homework<br />Study your prepositions<br />Begin reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time<br />

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