English

1.Identify the underline phrase in the sentences:

"Accordong to the letter", the wedding is June 25th.

propositional****
participial
gerund
infinitive

2.Mikayla's homeroom teacher,"Mr.Jones", is very proud of her.

participial
gerund
appositive****
prepositional

Henry's desire "to win" is obvious.

gerund
infinitive
prepositional****
infinitive

4."Talking" is not allowed in class.

preposition
gerund****
appositive
infinitive

5.Determine if the following sentence contains a misplaced modifier or dangling modifier, or if it correct:

Josie's project was a failure, having not prepared properly.

misplaced modifier
dangling modifier****
correct

My answers:
1.prepositional
2.appositive
3.prepositional
4.gerund
5.dangling modifier

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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  1. 3 is incorrect.

    The others are right.

  2. I think you are right on all.

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    posted by Reed
  3. 1.prepositional - yes
    2.appositive - yes
    3.prepositional - no
    4.gerund - yes
    5.dangling modifier - yes

  4. Mea culpa. Yes, 3 is incorrect. I was too quick.

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    posted by Reed
  5. For 3 I was thinking either prepositional or infinitive but I wasn't sure so I said prepositional.
    Am I correct with my 2nd choice B-infinitive?

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  6. Yes. "To win" is an infinitive.

  7. Prepositions are followed by nouns or pronouns.

    Infinitives are made up "to" plus a verb.

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