Prepositional phrases exercise

March 11, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase is group of words containing a preposition. A prepositional phrase serves the same purpose as a preposition. Like prepositions, they are also used to indicate the relationship between a noun and some other words in the sentence.

1. The boys were given pizza ……………………….. bread and butter for breakfast today.

2. He did not go to school ……………………… the heavy rains.

3. …………………….. his illness, he wrote the exam very well.

4. Do you want …………………….. books to read?

5. He does not need his father’s help ………………………..

6. ……………………. going to school, he went to the cinema.

7. The shops were closed …………………….. the trade union strike.

8. The judge paid no attention ………………………… she had four young children to bring up.

Answers

1. The boys were given pizza instead of bread and butter for breakfast today.

2. He did not go to school because of the heavy rains.

3. In spite of his illness, he wrote the exam very well.

4. Do you want any more books to read?

5. He does not need his father’s help any longer.

6. Instead of going to school, he went to the cinema.

7. The shops were closed on account of the trade union strike.

8. The judge paid no attention to the fact that she had four young children to bring up.

 

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