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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Practice Exercises

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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Indicate the prepositional phrases in these sentences. 

1.  After school, the boys played a game of baseball at the park.

2.  We hid our canoe in the bushes and set up camp by the river.

3.  Candy signed her name on the line and passed the paper across the table.

4.  Without any warning, the dog dashed to the door and barked loudly.

5. The storm caused the tree in our front yard to fall against the house.

Try to determine whether the boldfaced word is a preposition or an adverb.

6.  Pull up a chair and sit down by Steven.

7.  Throughout the day, Carla hummed a favorite song to herself.

8.  Please bring the newspaper inside.

9.  After brushing her teeth, Margaret likes to read in bed before going to sleep.

10. Run to the store across the street and pick up a gallon of milk, please.

11. Haley rode her bike across the bridge into Red Bank and hung out with her friends.

12.  Linda stood up and clapped loudly.

13.  Lisa borrowed a sweatshirt from her friend.

14. Be careful walking across the wet floor.

15.  I saw an interesting show about Mt. Everest on television yesterday.

Answers

1.   After school, the boys played a game of baseball at the park.

2.  We hid our canoe in the bushes and set up camp by the river.

3.  Candy signed her name on the line and passed the paper across the table.

4.  Without any warning, the dog dashed to the door and barked loudly.

5. The storm caused the tree in our front yard to fall against the house.

6. up: adverb; down: adverb; by: preposition

7. Throughout: preposition; to: preposition

8. inside: adverb

9.  After: preposition; in: preposition; before: preposition

10. to: preposition; across: preposition; up: adverb; of: preposition

11. across: preposition; into: preposition; with: preposition

12. up: adverb

13. from: preposition

14. across: preposition

15. about: preposition; on: preposition; yesterday: adverb

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