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Identify the phrase type:

1. Houses are [unbelievably


expensive] just now

Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

2. We [met Paul] last week

Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

3. [A car that won't go] is not


particularly useful

Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

4. I enjoy eating [in Indian


restaurants]

Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

5. Don't you have to leave

Adjective Phrase

[early]?

Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

6. Tell [him] not to worry

Adjective Phrase
Adverb Phrase
Noun Phrase
Prepositonal
Phrase
Verb Phrase

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Identify the subject in each of the following sentences:


(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

Every evening this week, there will be a different movie.


Running the race exhausted him.
The boxes in the back room are to remain.
That I am not pleased with the findings must be obvious.
Last winter in Vancouver, it didn't snow.
Ketchup on French fries I find disgusting.

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Exercise

In each of the following sentences replace the adjective in bold letters by an


adjective phrase of the same meaning.

1.

The King wore a golden crown.

2.

It is a white elephant.

3.

He lived in a stone house.

4.

There was an earthen pot on the table.

5.

She wore a diamond necklace.

6.

Much has been said about the Swiss scenery.

7.

The Spanish flag flew at the top of the mast.

8.

That was a brave act.

9.

It was a horrible night.

10. Heroic deeds are worthy of admiration.

11. They went by Siberian railway.

12. I have passed several sleepless nights.

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In this exercise, each question has a sentence with an underlined phrase. Your
job is to identify what TYPE of adverb phrase this is.

It rained hard yesterday.


manner
place
time
frequency
purpose

I bought the glue to fix my broken lamp.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
3

Janice placed the chair next to the window.

manner
place
time

frequency
purpose
4

Joe buys flowers for his wife every week.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
5

Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
6

I wear woolly socks to keep my feet warm.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
7

The woman stared at me with an angry expression.

manner

place
time
frequency
purpose
8

I'll meet you on Friday.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
9

We hardly ever use the microwave.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
10

Elephants are found in Africa and India.

manner
place
time
frequency
purpose
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In this exercise, underline the prepositional phrase.

1. Both of the trolls lived under the bridge.


2. Some of the elves refused to help Santa make the toys.
3.One of the dragon's eggs cracked!
3.Two of the baby dragon's claws stuck through the shell.
4. Many of the ogres had blood dribbling down their chins.
5. Most of the knights who had come to slay the ogres had been devoured.
6. Either of the fairies could have been the one of evil repute.
7. None of the children had been switched at birth.
8. Most of the mothers hoped so, at least.
9. However, one of the babies had little wings.

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