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Under line each prepositional phrase. Write adj. above phrases used as an adjective, and adv. above phrases used as an adverb.


1. Who discovered potash in Saskatchewan?

2. The diameter of a sequoia tree trunk can reach three meters.

3. (adverb) Tula will leave for the cottage "in the morning."

4. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb.

5. (adjective) The "girl in the red jacket" is my sister.

6. (adverb) That politician "frequently speaks about the homeless."

7. (adjective) The "hockey player from Sweden" shows remarkable ability.

8. (adverb) The airplane flew "above the clouds."

9. (adjective) Send an e-mail to your "favorite cousin."

10. The leader of the party promised to cut taxes.


Okay, so just asking whether or not they are correct. Don't really get this.

And I need some help with #1, #2, #4, and #10.


thanks,

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    First of all, here's a wonderful webpage that will help you identify prepositions (and if you can ID prepositions, you can find their phrases):
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm

    1. Who discovered potash in Saskatchewan?
    Preposition is "in" so the prepositional phrase is "in Saskatchewan." It is telling where the potash was discovered; therefore, it's adverbial.

    2. The diameter of a sequoia tree trunk can reach three meters.
    The preposition is "of" -- can you figure out the rest?

    3. (adverb) Tula will leave for the cottage "in the morning."
    correct

    4. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb.
    Find the preposition first and then re-try.

    5. (adjective) The "girl in the red jacket" is my sister.
    Almost. The preposition is "in," not "girl."

    6. (adverb) That politician "frequently speaks about the homeless."
    incorrect; find the preposition first and then re-try

    7. (adjective) The "hockey player from Sweden" shows remarkable ability.
    incorrect; find the preposition first and then re-try

    8. (adverb) The airplane flew "above the clouds."
    correct</b.

    9. (adjective) Send an e-mail to your "favorite cousin."
    incorrect; find the preposition first and then re-try

    10. The leader of the party promised to cut taxes.
    The preposition is "of" -- so what do you think?

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