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Sentence Structure: Phrases/clauses

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Identify each group of underlined words as a prepositional phrase, a dependent/subordinate clause or an independent clause.

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  • 1. 
    1.  The librarian took from her desk a new edition of one of the classics.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 2. 
    2.  It is unfortunate that Mr. Jones will not return.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 3. 
    3.  The man whose neck was broken has recovered completely.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 4. 
    4.  Gayle is the one for whom you are looking.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 5. 
    5.  If the manager is unable to help, try the assistant manager.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 6. 
    6.  Many books of mysteries and detective stories are found in our library.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 7. 
    7. Because my wife entered the pie contest, I was unable to be a judge.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 9. 
    9.  The city council objected when the mayor changed his mind.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause

  • 10. 
    10.  Our work on the planning committee includes all kinds of new ideas and concepts.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Independent clause

    • C. 

      Dependent/subordinate clause