Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives and Adverbs

6th - 7th

In this adjective and adverb phrase worksheet, students review the definitions for adjective and adverb phrases. In this first set of sentences, students underline the adjective phrase and write the word it modifies. In the second set, students underline the adverb phrase and write the modified words on the line. In the third set, students underline each prepositional phrase and circle ADJ for adjective phrases or ADV for adverb phrases.

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Adjectives and Adverb Worksheet

In this adjective, adverb, and prepositions worksheet, learners choose the correct word to complete the sentences and indicate if sentences are correct or not. Students complete 

Phrases and Clauses Worksheet

There are many different types of clauses and phrases, and your class can practice them while reading and adding to a story about Grammar Man and his battle with the Fragmenter, the Cell Phony, and other grammar villains! For the first section here, pupils identify adverb clauses, adjective clauses, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, appositives, and absolute phrases. In the second section, which is similar to a Mad Lib™, learners fill in each blank with the designated phrase or clause type.

Parts of Speech Review

Practice all of the parts of speech with a pair of review exercises. The first exercise focuses on identification and asks pupils to note down the part of speech of all the underlined words. The second exercise is similar to a Mad Lib™ and includes many spaces to fill in. Class members can get a little silly while they fill in action verbs, prepositional phrases, and the occasional amusing phrase in a foreign language.

Prepositional Phrases

A thorough grammar activity on prepositional phrases first reviews the definitions and examples of prepositional phrases, adjective phrases, and adverb phrases, before prompting students to apply their knowledge to several different activities. This worksheet would be a great addition to a grammar unit or a lesson on prepositions.

Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit Four: Adverbs of Degree and Present Perfect

With several concepts to review, this grammar worksheet would be an excellent addition to your warm-up activities. Kids work on adverbs of degree (quite, not very, really), present perfect tense, and nouns and adjectives. They also practice conjunctions of time, including for and since

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

The first two pages of a instructional activity on prepositional phrases can be a handy reference guide for your middle school learners. After reviewing the definition and examples for these phrases, kids then view a slide show to practice their grammar skills. Useful as a class activity or during a language arts computer lab session.


Make sure your class writes descriptive, imaginative, excellent sentences by teaching them about adjectives. Introduce them to the term adjective with the definition and five adjective exercises included here. Consider splitting up the exercises and examination of adjectives over the course of several days so that the material is not too overwhelming.

Other Types of Reduction

Secondary learners will study reduction principles in order to apply them to sentence structure. By going over phrases, clauses, adverbs, and adjectives, students learn and apply the concepts. Also included is an independent practice exercise and answer key. Tip: Break this into two days if time is limited.

Adjectives, Adverbs and Advertising

Students identify adjectives and adverbs and be able to use them correctly in a Christmas-related creative writing project. They work in pairs to cut out ads from a magazine to classify them as adjectives and adverbs.

Infinitive Phrases

Yossarian the Grammarian describes the infinitive as either an adjective, adverb, or noun. A sentence is given for each example on the whiteboard, comparing the infinitive to other adjectives, adverbs, and nouns so that the function of each infinitive is clear.

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