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

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 prepositional phrases. Activities include marking prepositional phrases within given sentences, identifying the objects within prepositional phrases, noting where prepositional phrases 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 "Prepsitions" song (available on YouTube) for extra reinforcement of the definition and use of prepositions.

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Prepositional Phrases

A preposition shows a relationship between ideas in a sentence. Prepositions 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. Prepositions often introduce a phrase that has several parts.

Prepositional Phrases

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 Prepositional Phrases

Underline the prepositional phrase(s) in each sentence.

Prepositional 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 Prepositional Phrases

Underline the prepositional phrase in each sentence.

What Does It Modify?

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

Prepositional Phrases as Adverbs

Underline the prepositional phrase 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 (^). Add commas where needed.

Prepositional Phrases Quiz

How much do you know about prepositional phrases? Answer each question TRUE or FALSE. Write your answer on the line.

Find the Prepositional Phrase

Underline the prepositional phrase in each sentence. On the line, write whether the phrase functions as an adjective or an adverb.

Adjective or Adverb?

Find the prepositional phrase in each sentence. 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?

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

Is It an Adjective?

Is the prepositional phrase in each sentence used as an adjective? Answer TRUE or FALSE for each sentence. Write your answer on the line.