Lab Activities
Lab Activity 7: Prepositional Phrases
 
Objective: To identify and write prepositional phrases.

Step 3: Read the fable below, then answer each of the following questions.

     (1)On a summer day, a grasshopper was hopping around happily. (2)Then an ant came along, dragging with great effort a large piece of corn toward her nest. (3)The grasshopper laughed at the ant. (4) Then he invited the ant to come and sing for a while instead of working so hard. (5)The ant replied that she was helping to store away food for the winter, and she suggested that the grasshopper should do it too.
     (6)"Why bother about winter?" said the grasshopper. (7)"We have plenty of food right now." (8)But the ant went on its way and continued its work. (9)When the winter came the grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw that the ants had plenty of corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. (10)Then the grasshopper knew: it is best to prepare for the time of necessity.


      1. Which of the following is a prepositional phrase in sentence 9? 



      2. In sentence 4, which of the following is an infinitive, and therefore not a prepositional phrase? 



      3. How many prepositional phrases are in sentence 5? 



      4. In sentence 8, which of the following is the prepositional phrase? 



      5. In sentence 3, which word is the subject? (Hint: cross out the prepositional phrase.) 



      6. Which of the following is a prepositional phrase in sentence 10?  



      7. In sentence 5, which of the following is an infinitive, and therefore not a prepositional phrase? 



      8. How many prepositional phrases are in sentence 2? 



      9. In sentence 6, which of the following is the prepositional phrase? 



      10. Choose from the following word groups the subject and verb of sentence 1. (Hint: cross out the prepositional phrase.) 



       

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