Practice Sentence Structure Part 1

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Practice Sentence Structure Part 1

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Practice Sentence Structure Part 1
Practice Sentence Structure Part 1

Expand these sentences by adding a phrase to each italicized word. Remember that it is an adverb phrase you add to a verb, and adjective phrase you add to a noun.

  1. I caught a fish (of what size?)
  2. The pupil works (when?)
  3. You behaved (how?)
  4. The mouse ran (where?)
  5. Darkness
  6. The patient remained…………..throughout the day.
  7. The man………….was arrested.
  8. The wind howled scornfully.
  9. There……….stood an old water wheel.
  10. The names…….. have been announced.

Complete these sentences by supplying the correct prepositions:

  1. The path……the wood makes a short cut……..the villages
  2. The canoe sank……….the lake…………the valley below.
  3. They were up…………their eyes……..work.
  4. I shall attend……..your request……..the earliest opportunity.
  5. The cat………the tree was…..difficulty.
  6. ………the glen rode armed men.
  7. ……doubt one might fall……thieves…….one journey…….europe………the dark ages
  8. Such behavior is………..contempt.
  9. This is little different………..the rest……….the sentences.
  10. ……….the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

 

 Complete these phrases by adding the usual preposition:

  1. Any rate
  2. Your service
  3. The whole
  4. No means
  5. The lurch
  6. Dint of
  7. Spite of
  8. The most part
  9. Dear life
  10. Black and white
  11. All appearances
  12. His heart’s content

In each of these sentences there is one preposition. Draw three columns. In the first place the preposition, in the second the phrase it introduces, and in the third the two words it relates.

  1. We rushed down the hill.
  2. Heavy seas drove against the cliff.
  3. Mist hid the path across the marsh
  4. The invalid on the settee groaned horribly.
  5. The child behind him suddenly screamed.
  6. The stranger gazed with suspicion.
  7. Heavy seas drove against the crumbling cliff.
  8. His knife and fork fell noisily to the floor.

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