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
Example: The book with the blue cover is mine.
Example: The mayor replied with a firm voice that the budget had
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.