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Prepositional Phrases

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Grace Hawkins

on 8 April 2013

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The End Red Prepositional Phrases Grace, Leah, Katey "We didn’t always live on Mango Street. Before that we lived on Loomis on the third floor, and before that we lived on Keeler. Before Keeler it was Paulina, and before that I can’t remember. But what I remember most is moving a lot. Each time it seemed there’d be one more of us. By the time we got to Mango Street we were six—Mama, Papa, Carlos, Kiki, my sister Nenny and me."

Find all of the prepositional phrases and give the function of each phrase. 9 phrases: What are those pesky things? House on Mango Street: PREP Aspiring Inspirers:
Kate
Grace
Gulannar CAN: A prepositional phrase will always start with a preposition
and end with a noun: Prepositional phrases can function as either an adverb or an adjective. AS AN ADVERB:
Prepositional phrases functioning as an adverb tell you how, when, where, how often, and to what extent.

AS AN ADJECTIVE:
Prepositional phrases functioning as adjectives tell what kind, how many, or which one. Quick Review Prepositions: DEMONSTRATION Now that you have an understanding of prepositions, we will get into the prepositional phrase. CANNOT: BREAK IT DOWN: WHAT A PREPOSITIONAL
PHRASE CAN AND
CANNOT BE: CANNOT: A prepositional phrase will
never end in an adjective: Relation to House on Mango Street: http://www.cccs.k12.in.us/userfiles/10/Prepositions%20and%20Prepositional%20Phrases.swf Game Time! We're going to take a look at some
sentences from House on Mango Street ... let's see if you can find all the prepositional phrases. Prepositions can describe location, direction, time, duration, manner, and other relationships. They do not describe what can be done to something. A prepositional phrase
will never start with a verb: into the woods
of foolish ideas
in the country
out the light
into complete darkness of foolish
into complete
with her monkey-like was in the country
put out
went into the woods "We didn’t always live on Mango Street. Before that we lived on Loomis on the third floor, and before that we lived on Keeler. Before Keeler it was Paulina, and before that I can’t remember. But what I remember most is moving a lot. Each time it seemed there’d be one more of us. By the time we got to Mango Street we were six—Mama, Papa, Carlos, Kiki, my sister Nenny and me." Homework:

Find a passage with at least two prepositional phrases in it from House on Mango Street. Give the function of each and explain why. Group One:

Past my house, sad and red and crumbly in places, past Mr. Benny's grocery on the corner, and down the avenue which is dangerous. Group Two:

She borrows opera records from the public library and sings with velvety lungs powerful as morning glories. Group Three:

They grow up and they grow down and grab the earth between their hairy toes and bite the sky with violent teeth and never quit their anger. Group Four:

Everything is on top of everything so the whole store has skinny aisles to walk through. Group Five:

The grandpa slept on the living room couch and snored through his teeth.
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