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Prepositional Phrases

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Prepositional Phrases

This quiz will show your understanding of prepositional phrases. Think carefully -- some questions might be tricky!

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  • 1. 
    Identify the preposition in the following sentence:My cat likes to walk across my computer keyboard and mess up what I am working on.
    • A. 

      Likes

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Across

    • D. 

      Cat

  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    Watch the video below in order to answer the following questions:What prepositional phrase is found in the song's title?
    • A. 

      ...off the ground

    • B. 

      ...turned sideways

    • C. 

      ...on the ground

    • D. 

      ...like a fool

  • 4. 
    Again, based upon the video above, what prepositional phrase best states what General Larry Platt would like to see happen?
    • A. 

      ...off the ground

    • B. 

      ...turned sideways

    • C. 

      ...on the ground

    • D. 

      ...like a fool

  • 5. 
    One last question about the video above:  The propositional phrase "like a fool" modifies the verb "lookin'."  Because it modifies a verb, the phrase is what type of phrase?
    • A. 

      Noun Phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb Phrase

    • C. 

      Adjective Phrase

    • D. 

      Verb Phrase

  • 6. 
    Http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Q_2008-04-08_Yip_Harburg.oggHaving listened to the audio clip above, what prepositional phrase follows the command, "Look?"
    • A. 

      ...over the hill and stream.

    • B. 

      ...follows a dream

    • C. 

      ...over the rainbow

    • D. 

      ...to the rainbow

  • 7. 
    Referring again to the audio file above, the compound objects of the preposition "over" in the line, "Follow it over the hill and stream," are:
    • A. 

      Hill / stream

    • B. 

      Look / rainbow

    • C. 

      Fellow / rainbow

    • D. 

      Who / dream

  • 8. 
    Once again referring to the audio file above, the prepositional phrase, "...over the hill and stream," modifies the meaning of which word?
    • A. 

      Rainbow

    • B. 

      It

    • C. 

      Follow

    • D. 

      Dream