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Grammar Boot Camp #3, part 2: Preopisitions, Phrases, and Modifiers, Oh My!
Transcript of Grammar Boot Camp #3, part 2: Preopisitions, Phrases, and Modifiers, Oh My!
Unlinke clauses, phrases do not have subjects or verbs in them.
They tend to give more detail to a sentence; they breathe life into it.
About, Above, Across,
*, Among, Around,
*, At, Because of,
*, Behind, Below, Beneath, Beside, Between, By, During, Except,
***, From, In, In spite of, Into,
**, Near, Of, On, Onto, Over, Past,
**, Through, Till, To, Toward, Under, Until*, Up, Upon, With, Without,
I haven't been feeling well
you and me, that girl is weird.
Verbal Phrase Examples
peeing on your shoe
, is mine. - present participial phrase
Angered by her final grade
, she confronted the professor. - past participial phrase
yoga in the morning is a great way to awaken the body. - infinitive phrase
Verbal phrases do not contain verbs! They contain verbals.
after a terrible break up, the young girl
shopping with her friend in an effort to cheer herself up.
Grammar Boot Camp
#3, part 2
Prepositions, Phrases, and Modifiers, Oh My!
By SL. Kaley Keene
"Saddened" is your verbal, and "went" is your verb. See the difference?
* These words are sometimes used as prepositions and sometimes as subordinating conjunctions.
** This word,
, can also be a verb as in "I really like you." When used as a preposition,
means similar to as in "She smells like roses."
*** This word,
, can also be used as a coordinating conjunction, which connects two clauses.