Learning about different parts os speech is an important part of early education. Prepositional phrases can sometimes work as an adjective in writing. In the following sentence, the adjective is a prepositional phrase: the clown in the circus was funny. This worksheet asks students to add a prepositional phrase that acts as an adjective to each sentence. Ideal for 4th – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.
Adjective Phrases Worksheets
What are adjective phrases? Adjective phrases are groups of words that work together to describe something. They always contain an adjective, but also have other words working with them to add even more detail. For example: My dad is smarter than your dad. In this sentence, "smarter than your dad" is an adjective phrase that describes "my dad." "Faster" is the comparative adjective that anchors the phrase, and the whole group of words serves as a predicate adjective in the sentence. Adjective phrases are the spice of life when it comes to making your writing more interesting. Use the worksheets below to help practice learning about adjective phrases!
Sometimes, a prepositional phrase can work as an adjective. With this printable Parts of Speech Activity, students will be asked to read through a series of sentences, add a prepositional phrase that functions as an adjective to each sentence, and label the word that the phrase modifies. Ideal for 4th – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.
Here is an example of a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective: the dog in that yard belongs to Bill. This sentence shows us that the prepositional phrase, in the yard, is acting as the adjective which describes the dog. With this worksheet, students will be asked to underline the prepositional phrases acting as adjectives, and to circle the words modified by those prepositional phrases.
Use this printable worksheet to practice identifying prepositional phrases and the words they modify. Students will be asked to read through a series of sentences and label both the prepositional phrase and the word that is modified by the prepositional phrase. This is a great way to practice improving writing skills. Ideal for 4th – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.