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Ch 03 (prepositional phrases, appositives, verbals) ppp


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  • 1. PHRASES Helicopter powered only by human flies !
  • 2. Human Flies? Is there something wrong with this headline? One way to be more clear could be to write two sentences: A helicopter flies. The helicopter is powered only by a human. By using a phrase, however, you can make one sentence that uses fewer words and flows better: Powered only by a human, a helicopter flies. You can use phrases to improve your writing as long as you make clear what the phrase goes with.
  • 4. PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition, its object, and any modifiers of the object. An adjective prepositional phrase is a prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or a pronoun. A bird in the hand is better than one in the bush. NOUN PRONOUN
  • 5. PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES An adverb prepositional phrase is a prepositional phrase that modifies a verb, an adjective or an adverb. The tricky cuckoo lays its eggs in other birds’ nests. VERB Even cuckoo chicks are skillful at deception. ADJECTIVE Soon after their emergence, they begin to imitate the other chicks. ADVERB
  • 6. Underline each prepositional phrase and tell whether it is an adjective phrase or an adverb phrase. Identify the word or words that it modifies. 1. The adult bee hummingbird belongs in any bird record book. 2. Its length of approximately two inches makes it the earth’s smallest bird. Adv. PP Adj. PP
  • 7. APPOSITIVES AND APPOSITIVE PHRASES An appositive is a noun or pronoun that identifies or renames another noun or pronoun. Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance painter, was also an Inventor. APPOSITIVE PHRASE APPOSITIVE
  • 8. Rewrite each sentence, adding the appositive or appositive phrase shown in parentheses. Include commas if necessary. 1. The Wright Brothers owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, in the late 1800s. (Wilbur and Orville). 2. Wilbur became interested in flying after reading a book about gliders. (The older brother). 1. The Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, owned a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, in the late 1800s. 2. Wilbur, the older brother, became interested in flying after reading a book about gliders.
  • 9. VERBALS A verbal is a verb form that acts as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. They can be participles, gerunds or infinitives. The Tyrannosaurus Rex walked on great oiled, striding legs. PAST PARTICIPLE PRESENT PARTICIPLE A participle is a verb form that functions as an adjective. It modifies nouns and pronouns. WORD MODIFIED
  • 10. Underline the participial phrase in each sentence, and indicate whether it contains a present participle or a past participle. 1. Appreciated for their color and grace, butterflies are one of nature’s glories. 2. Pollinating at the same time, the butterflies help the flowers. PAST PRESENT
  • 11. VERBALS Flying an airplane while tired can be dangerous. GERUND PHRASE GERUND A gerund is a verb form that ends in –ing and functions as a noun.
  • 12. Underline the gerund or gerund phrase in each sentence. 1. Birds sing as a means of communicating with others. 2. Screeching by one bird may alert others to a predator. 3. The response to this alarm calls is often dashing for cover. 4. With elaborate songs, males often try attracting females.
  • 13. VERBALS To find waters striders, look in a freshwater pond. INFINITIVE PHRASE INFINITIVE An infinitive is verb form usually beginning with the word to, that can act as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
  • 14. Underline the infinitive or infinitive phrase in each sentence. Indicate if it acts as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. 1. A queen bee, some drones, and many worker bees are needed to form a honeybee colony. 2. The queen bee’s main job is to lay eggs. 3. The all-female worker bees have a lot more work to do.