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The man in the elevator was not pushing the buttons
Is preposition is in the object is elevator the verb phrase is was not pushing and the action verb is pushing the helping verb is was and the adverb interrupters not

What was the point of the story?
Is the prepositional phrase is of the story the preposition is of the object is story and the article adjective is the the main verb is was and that is a linking verb

The danger can be described in one word
The prepositional phrase in one word the preposition is in the object is word and one is an adjective the verb phrase is can be described is an action verb.Can and be are both helping verbs

The dinner taste good
There's no prepositional phrase in the sentence but taste is a linking verb

The blame will not be rested on me
I'm not sure what the prepositional phrases is

  1. Writeacher

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm

    Study Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases here.

    Then try again.

  2. Ms. Sue

    Because your answers are all strung together without punctuation, it's almost impossible to read. However, here's what I see.

    1. not is an adverb and not part of the verb phrase.

    5. Here's a list of prepositions.
    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/preposition.htm

    Everything else looks o.k.

  3. Writeacher

    I'll do the first one for you.

    The (article, modifying "man)
    man (noun, subject)
    in (preposition)
    in the elevator (prepositional phrase)
    was pushing (verb phrase)
    not (adverb modifying the verb phrase)
    the (article, modifying "buttons)
    buttons (noun, direct object)

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