posted by Dilinda .
What is the prepositional phrase and what is the word that modifies it in the following sentences?
1. Many stars together create cloudy bands of light.
2. Traveling clouds of dust are called nebulas.
I see two two-word prepositional phrases -- one in each sentence.
Do you see them?
I see one prepostion on light in the 1st sentence but i do not know what it modifies.
In the 2nd sentence i see the prepositional phrase of dust but i do not know what it modifies.
#1 = "of light" -- so ask yourself, "What is made 'of light'?"
#2, yes, "of dust" -- what is made "of dust"?
For the 1st one is "stars" the modifier?
For the 2nd one is "clouds" the modifier?
Prepositional phrases are almost always RIGHT NEXT TO whatever they're modifying. You are right for #2, but re-think #1.
ok, so the 1st one would be "bands" for the modifier?
Yes, that's right.