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					Using Prepositional Phrases as Adjectives
Prepositions can turn nouns into modifiers. By placing a
preposition before a noun, you can create a phrase that acts as an
adjective, answering the questions which? what kind? or how
many?
Example: The book with the blue cover is mine.
Which book?
Example: The mayor replied with a firm voice that the budget had
been approved.
What kind of voice?


Your turn—Try it!
Rewrite each sentence below, turning one of the adjectives into a
prepositional phrase. Be sure your sentence makes sense.
  1. The mayor’s hilltop house needs painting.
  2. The kids played in the busy, traffic-filled street.
  3. Anna’s bushy-tailed, mangy dog needs a bath.
  4. Marco decided to eat the half-eaten, leftover pizza.
  Hint: some prepositions-in, with, on, under, across, above, to,
  from, between, beside, beneath, after, during, until.

				
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