Adjective and Adverb Phrases

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					                   Adjective and Adverb Phrases

A preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in a
sentence.
**Example – The book is on the table.
      on is telling you where the book is located.

A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition, ends with the object of the
preposition, and includes any words that modify the object. It may function
as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
**Example – My father-in-law locked his keys in the trunk of a borrowed
car.
       “of a borrowed car” acts as an adjective modifying the noun trunk.

An adjective can modify nouns or pronouns. It tells “what kind”, “which
one”, “how many”, or “how much”.
**Example – The man was shopping for a beautiful ring.
      beautiful is describing what kind of ring

An adjective phrase is a prepositional phrase that functions as an adjective.
**Example – Debra read a magazine article about a machine.
      In this sentence, the prepositional phrase about a machine functions as
      adjective modifying the noun article. The phrase tells you what kind
      of magazine, making it an adjective phrase.

An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a
clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and
answers questions such as "how," "when," "where," or "how much".
**Example - The chef quickly made the dinner for his guests.
      quickly is describing how the chef made the dinner

An adverb phrase is a prepositional phrase that functions as an adverb.
**Example – Lightning flashed brightly in the night sky.
     In this sentence, the prepositional phrase in the night sky functions as
     an adverb modifying the verb flashed. The phrase tells you where the
     lightening flashed, making it an adverb phrase.
                                Your Turn!

Below is a link summing up adverb and adjective phrases. You must click
the bubble next to “Learn about” for each phrase and read through the
information. Located at the bottom of each information page is a link that
says, “practice locating.” Once you feel comfortable with the information
click on that link so you can take the “quiz.” Printout your score page when
you have completed it. DO NOT CLICK OFF THE SITE UNTIL YOU
HAVE YOUR SCORE IN HAND! IF I DO NOT SEE THE SCORE, I
CANNOT GIVE YOU A GRADE!


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