Preposition And Appositive Phrase Quiz

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Preposition And Appositive Phrase Quiz - Quiz

It is not uncommon for one to have some trouble when it comes to identifying and using appositive phrases. This is why we have prepared a set of questions that are perfect for giving you some practice when it comes to such issues. Give it a shot and remember to share the quizzes with your fellow classmates. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Jimmy his the magic wand under the table.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositional
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Jimmy hid the magic wand under the table" contains the prepositional phrase "under the table." A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition (in this case, "under") and its object (in this case, "the table"). It functions to show the relationship between the object and another element in the sentence. In this case, it provides information about where Jimmy hid the magic wand. Therefore, the correct answer is prepositional.

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  • 2. 

    Jimmy wanted to hide it from Gracie, his pet gopher.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Appositive
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Jimmy wanted to hide it from Gracie, his pet gopher" contains an appositive construction. An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun in the sentence. In this case, "his pet gopher" is the appositive as it renames or identifies "Gracie". The appositive provides additional information about Gracie being Jimmy's pet gopher. Therefore, the correct answer is appositive.

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  • 3. 

    Gracie scares him because she's kind of creepy.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not contain a prepositional phrase or an appositive. It simply states that Gracie scares him because she is kind of creepy. Therefore, the correct answer is neither.

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  • 4. 

    His wand was given to him by his former student, Gino.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Appositive
    Explanation
    The phrase "given to him by his former student, Gino" provides additional information about the noun "wand" by identifying who gave it to him. This additional information is set off by commas, which is a characteristic of an appositive phrase. Therefore, the correct answer is appositive.

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  • 5. 

    Before long, Gracie found the wand hidden under the bed.

    • A.

      Prepositinal

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositinal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is prepositional. In the given sentence, "under the bed" is a prepositional phrase that functions as an adverbial phrase, modifying the verb "found." It provides information about where Gracie found the wand.

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  • 6. 

    Gracie quickly turned him into a toad.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositional
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Gracie quickly turned him into a toad" contains a prepositional phrase "into a toad." This phrase functions as an adverb, modifying the verb "turned." It provides additional information about the action of turning, indicating what or whom Gracie turned. Therefore, the correct answer is prepositional.

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  • 7. 

    I think i'm going to grow a mullet, a fashionable men's hairdo.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Appositive
    Explanation
    The phrase "a fashionable men's hairdo" is providing additional information about the noun "mullet." It is giving more details about the type of mullet the person is planning to grow. This relationship between the noun and the phrase is characteristic of an appositive construction.

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  • 8. 

    I'll be transformed into a new man.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositional
    Explanation
    The given sentence "I'll be transformed into a new man" contains the prepositional phrase "into a new man." The word "into" is a preposition that shows the direction of the transformation, and "a new man" is the object of the preposition. Therefore, the correct answer is prepositional.

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  • 9. 

    I will look so cool while rollerblading down 79th St.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not contain any prepositional phrase or appositive. A prepositional phrase typically consists of a preposition followed by a noun or pronoun, while an appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun. Since the sentence does not fit either of these categories, the correct answer is "neither".

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  • 10. 

    I can imagine my hair blowing in the wind!

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositional
    Explanation
    The given sentence "I can imagine my hair blowing in the wind!" contains the prepositional phrase "in the wind." This phrase functions as an adverbial phrase modifying the verb "blowing." It provides additional information about where or how the action of blowing is happening. Therefore, the correct answer is prepositional.

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  • 11. 

    I hope to look just like Leon, my personal fashion icon.

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Appositive

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Appositive
    Explanation
    The phrase "my personal fashion icon" is providing additional information about Leon, indicating that Leon is the speaker's personal fashion icon. This phrase is functioning as an appositive, which is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun. In this case, "my personal fashion icon" renames or identifies Leon.

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