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Adjective and Adverb Phrases

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Transcript of Adjective and Adverb Phrases

Adjective Phrase
Examples
Adjective Phrases
A. An adjective phrase is a prepositional phrase that is used
as an adjective when it explains
which kind?
or
what kind?
Adverb Phrases
A. Adverb phrases answer
how, when where,
how much,
and
why
?
B. Only modifies verbs, adverbs, or adjectives.
C. Can be moved around in a sentence without
changing the meaning.

Ex.
The pirate ship was hidden
underneath a big rock
.
Where? "
underneath a big rock
"
Adverb Phrase
Examples
1. The boys jumped quickly
over the wall
.
Where did they jump?
"
over the wall
"
(Can be switched:
Over the wall
, the boys quickly jumped.)

2. The old dog is troublesome
in many ways
.
In many ways modifies what?
Troublesome = Adjective
in many ways
= Adverb Phrase

(Switch:
In many ways
,
the dog is troublesome.)
Let's Practice
1. We are proud of the gymnastics team.
2. The roads of ancient Rome connect the cities of the
empire.
3. Few of the citizens had ever seen the plan in action.
4. On the ill stands an old castle.
5. the family was waiting for us at the bus stop on Friday.
6. The boy to my left is very friendly.
7. The tree with sharp thorns grew beside the wall.
8. I went to Cat D's Brunch for my birthday.
9. I like kimchi, but I don't like kimchi everything for my
meal.
10. Cafe J makes the best espresso with fancy coffee
beans from Ethiopia!
11. Gabriella's project illustrated delicious food
in many different ways.

Adjective and Adverb Phrases
B. Can only modify a noun or a pronoun
C. Can modify the object of the preposition in another
prepositional phrase.
Ex.
The man
in the next room
is the mayor.
Which man?
"
the man in the next room
"

Do you know the title
of the book

on blogs
?
Which title?
the title "
of the book
"
Which book?
the one "
on blogs
"
1. The girl
next door
plays the flute
in
the band
.
Which girl
? the one "
next door
"
What does she play the flute for
? "
the band
"
2. I know the man
in the grey suit and the suede shoes
.
Which man
? the one "
in the grey suit and the suede shoes
"
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