These activity sheets will teach your students how to recognize and use prepositional phrases correctly.

They serve the purpose of acting like an adjective or adverb phrase in a sentence. This helps to modify words within sentences. These sentences usually start with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, or clause. We you are trying to identify these phrases in sentence look for words that modify others. Another way to spot a prepositional phrase is to realize that they are complete devoid of a subject. They will never be the portion of the sentence that contains the subject. These types of phrases are important to help us get a more vivid understanding of the subject. Prepositions show a relationship between different ideas within a sentence. Prepositional phrases contain the preposition itself, followed by its object and any modifiers.

The following collection of worksheets will give your students practice in identifying and construction each of the phrases. Activities include marking phrases within given sentences, identifying the objects within said phrases, noting where they are used as adjectives, and more. Answer keys have been provided for each worksheet for instructors. Fun Project Idea: Have your students perform the Schoolhouse Rock "Prepositions" song (available on YouTube) for extra reinforcement of the definition and use of prepositions.

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Printable Prepositional Phrases Worksheets

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Prepositional Phrases

A preposition shows a relationship between ideas in a sentence. They usually answer the questions where (i.e., there,beyond) or when (i.e., before, first), and tell you the location of a person or an object in time or space. They can often introduce a phrase that has several parts.

Parentheses For You And Me

Put parentheses around the prepositional phrases in each sentence. Underline the preposition. Circle the object of the preposition.

Post Up Phrases

Combine each set of sentences into one. Make the underlined part of each sentence into a prepositional phrase to put at the carat (^). Add commas where needed.

Identifying What Was Said

Underline the prepositional phrase(s) in each sentence.

Phrases as Adjectives

A phrase is a group of related words used as a single part of speech. A phrase can act as an adjective to describe a noun.

Identifying What Was Said

Practice this skill over a series of differently themed sentences.

What Does It Modify?

Find the prepositional phrase in each sentence. Write the word it modifies on the line.

Phrases as Adverbs

Underline where they are located in each sentence. Write the verb it modifies on the line.

Combining Sentences

Combine each set of sentences into one. Make the underlined part of each sentence into a prepositional phrase to put at the carat (^).

Section Topic Quiz

How much do you know about about this topic? Find out with this quiz. Answer each question TRUE or FALSE. Write your answer on the line.

Find the Prepositional Phrase

On the line, write whether the phrase functions as an adjective or an adverb.

Adjective or Adverb?

Discover the phrase first and then circle whether it is functioning as an adjective or an adverb.

What is Affected?

Find the prepositional phrase in each sentence. Circle whether it is functioning as an adjective or an adverb.

What's Your Functiuon?

The purpose of this worksheet is determine if the phrase functions as an adjective or an adverb.

Is It an Adjective?

Nine sentences are provided to give you more practice on identification and determining the purpose of the phrase.