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Subordinate Clause or Prepositional Phrase? (1)

Study the following examples:

 

1.

I didn't say anything because I was shy.

         prepositional phrase
      subordinate clause

 

 
 

Answer:

  • because is a subordinating conjunction
  • I was shy is a clause

Therefore, the answer is
B) subordinate clause

 
     
     
 

2.

Today I will stay in the house.

         prepositional phrase
      subordinate clause

 

 

 

Answer:

  • in is a preposition
  • the house is a noun

Therefore, the answer is
A) prepositional phrase

 

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Decide if the underlined portion of the sentence is a: