Review Of Prep Phrases, Appositives And Participials

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  • 1. 

    Identify the word modified by the appositive or appositive phrase in this sentence.I took a cookie from Gretel, the woodcutter's daughter.

    • A.

      Gretel

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      Daughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Gretel
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "Gretel" is modified by the appositive phrase "the woodcutter's daughter." The appositive phrase provides additional information about Gretel, specifying her relationship to the woodcutter.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the noun or pronoun modified by the participial phrase in this sentence.Having been on the road for four days, the Todds were exhausted.

    • A.

      Days

    • B.

      Todds

    • C.

      Exhausted

    Correct Answer
    B. Todds
    Explanation
    The participial phrase "Having been on the road for four days" modifies the noun "Todds". This phrase provides additional information about the Todds, indicating that they have been on the road for four days, which explains why they are exhausted.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the word modified by the prepositional phrase in this sentence.Cassie, Simon and Sarah went to McDonalds.

    • A.

      Cassie

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Sarah

    Correct Answer
    B. Went
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "to McDonalds" modifies the verb "went" in the sentence. It indicates the destination or direction of the action performed by the subject, in this case, Cassie, Simon, and Sarah. The phrase specifies where they went, which is McDonalds.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the word modified by the prepositional phrase in this sentence.Janet took her lunch with her.

    • A.

      Janet

    • B.

      Took

    • C.

      Lunch

    Correct Answer
    B. Took
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "with her" modifies the verb "took" in the sentence. It indicates that Janet took her lunch along with her.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the word modified by the prepositional phrase in this sentence.Her favorite breakfast is bananas with strawberries.

    • A.

      Favorite

    • B.

      Bananas

    • C.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Bananas
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "with strawberries" modifies the word "bananas" in the sentence. It tells us what accompanies or is served with the bananas, indicating that the speaker's favorite breakfast consists of bananas and strawberries together.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the word modified by the prepositional phrase in this sentence.The cat chased a rat with long whiskers.

    • A.

      Cat

    • B.

      Rat

    • C.

      Chased

    Correct Answer
    B. Rat
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase "with long whiskers" modifies the noun "rat" in the sentence. It provides additional information about the rat, specifying that it has long whiskers.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the word modified by the appositive or appositive phrase in this sentence. I once saw Margot Fonteyn, the famous ballerina. 

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Margot Fonteyn

    • C.

      Ballerina

    Correct Answer
    B. Margot Fonteyn
    Explanation
    The word "Margot Fonteyn" is modified by the appositive phrase "the famous ballerina." The appositive phrase provides additional information about Margot Fonteyn, specifying that she is a famous ballerina.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the word modified by the appositive or appositive phrase in this sentence.My sister Cindy led the kids on a nature hike.

    • A.

      Sister

    • B.

      Cindy

    • C.

      Kids

    Correct Answer
    A. Sister
    Explanation
    The word modified by the appositive phrase "Cindy" is "sister." The appositive phrase "Cindy" provides additional information about the noun "sister," specifying which sister is being referred to.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the word modified by the appositive or appositive phrase in this sentence.Paul Revere, who was a silversmith and a soldier, is famous for his "midnight ride."

    • A.

      Ride

    • B.

      Silversmith

    • C.

      Paul Revere

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Revere
    Explanation
    The appositive phrase "who was a silversmith and a soldier" provides additional information about Paul Revere. It modifies the noun "Paul Revere" by specifying his occupation as a silversmith and his role as a soldier. Therefore, the word modified by the appositive or appositive phrase in this sentence is "Paul Revere".

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  • 10. 

    Identify the noun or pronoun modified by the participial phrase in this sentence.Climbing slowly, we approached the top of the hill.

    • A.

      Hill

    • B.

      Top

    • C.

      We

    Correct Answer
    C. We
    Explanation
    The participial phrase "Climbing slowly" modifies the noun "we" in the sentence. It indicates that "we" are the ones who are climbing slowly as we approach the top of the hill.

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  • 11. 

    Identify the noun or pronoun modified by the participial phrase in this sentence.Phil, worn out by his long trip, slept for twelve hours.

    • A.

      Phil

    • B.

      Trip

    • C.

      Hours

    Correct Answer
    A. Phil
    Explanation
    The participial phrase "worn out by his long trip" modifies the noun "Phil" in the sentence. It provides additional information about Phil's state or condition after his long trip.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the noun or pronoun modified by the participial phrase in this sentence.Surprised by my question, Mrs. Osmond blushed.

    • A.

      Question

    • B.

      Mrs. Osmond

    • C.

      Blushed

    Correct Answer
    B. Mrs. Osmond
    Explanation
    The participial phrase "Surprised by my question" modifies the noun "Mrs. Osmond" in the sentence. It describes her state of being surprised by the question, which caused her to blush.

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