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Phrases 1–6

You have learned to recognize six different types of phrases:

Prepositional

  • The bracelet in the storefront window is beautiful.
  • We stayed at the cabin.

Appositive

  • My dog, a large German shepherd, likes to go for walks in the park.
  • Donald Trump, the president of the United States, wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Gerund

  • Blowing bubbles is a fun activity for children.
  • Ethan narrowly avoided driving off the cliff.

Participial

  • present
  • past
  • Holding the flashlight steadily, Jenny approached the strange creature. (present)
  • Kenneth nervously watched the woman, alarmed by her large gun. (past)

Absolute

  • Helen stood on the edge of the cliff, her hair blowing in the wind.
  • Craig scoweld dangerously, his hand on his sword.

Infinitive

  • Brandon went to China to study Chinese. (purpose)
  • I brought a book to read. (adjective)
  • To travel to New York takes four hours. (noun)

 

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the underlined phrase.