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Posted by on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:12pm.

Read the social studies article about the gold rush below. Then list the prepositional phrases on the lines. Underline the object of the preposition in each phrase

In 1849, gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California. Thousands of settlers headed west. They left with everything they owned. They traveled in wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. The pioneers were looking for wealth. They started new lives in towns throughout the West.

How many prepositional phrases can you find?
I found 8. Is there less or more?

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:18pm

    I found 10 prepositional phrases.

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:20pm

    These are the ones I found
    1.at Sutter's Mill
    2.in California
    3.of settlers
    4.with everything they owned
    5.in wagon trains
    6.on the Oregon Trail
    7.for wealth
    8.in towns

    Are these correct so far?

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:22pm

    Yes.

    4. The phrase is only "with everything."

    I used to have my students put parentheses around each prepositional phrase. That helps you see them clearly.

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:26pm

    Is In 1849,gold a prepositional phrase?
    Cause In is a preposition

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:34pm

    The phrase is just "in 1849."

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:36pm

    Is throughout the West a prepostional phrase?

  • ELA - , Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:40pm

    Right!

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