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Prepositions, Prepositional Phrases, and Appositive Review Prepositions are in red; objects of prepositions are in blue. • Bach often performed for King Frederick II of Prussia. • Many composers are indebted to him. Underline prepositions once and objects of the preposition twice. • Bach lived during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. • He was one of the greatest composers of all time. • Among composers of baroque music, Bach is probably the best known. Adjective Phrases. Phrases are in blue; the noun they modify is in red. • A group of six students visited an exhibit of paintings by Rockwell. • Norman Rock well painted dozens of humorous paintings. Adverb Phrases: Modify verbs, adjectives and Adverbs • Adverb phrases answer the questions: How? Where? When? To What Extent? • Phrases are in blue; the word they modify is in red. • Throughout his career, Rockwell painted with imagination and insight. Underline the Adverb phrase; circle the word it modifies. • Rockwell’s themes stayed close to the common American experience. • His work is full of humor, wit, and playfulness. • Rockwell has illustrated clothing and accessories in careful detail. Misplaced Modifiers • A man rescued a dog in a hat. • Who is wearing the hat? The man or the dog? • Corrected Sentence: • A man in a hat rescued the dog. • Place the adjectival prepositional phrase right next to the noun that it modifies. Appositives • Combining sentences: Hans Christian Anderson dreamed of fame and fortune. Hans Christian Anderson was the son of a poor cobbler. Hans Christian Anderson, son of a poor cobbler, dreamed of fame and fortune. Combine the following sentences: • Charles Perault introduced Mother Goose in 1697. • Charles Perault was the creator of French fairy tales. • Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books contain tales of Mowgli. • Mowgli was a boy adopted by wolves.
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