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Phrases Review (Grade 4)

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Phrases Review

1. 
Black smoke rose up the chimney.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a prepositional phrase?
  1. smoke rose up
  2. black smoke rose
  3. black smoke rose up
  4. up the chimney
2. 
Which phrase is a prepositional phrase?
  1. to run
  2. to sing joyfully
  3. to have suffered
  4. to the beach
3. 
Which phrase is an infinitive phrase?
  1. to the house
  2. to be
  3. to the store
  4. to his friend's recital
4. 
Which is NOT a prepositional phrase?
  1. in the valley
  2. across the street
  3. hitting the yard
  4. over the hill
5. 
Which sentence has an infinitive phrase?
  1. He wanted beans.
  2. They went to study math.
  3. She went to the market.
  4. They ran from the park.
6. 
Which sentence has a gerund phrase?
  1. I love eating blueberries.
  2. I love to eat blueberries.
  3. I love blueberries.
  4. I love it when blueberries are good.
7. 
She will be walking to my house.

In the sentence above, which word or group of words makes up a verb phrase?
  1. will
  2. be
  3. will be walking
  4. walking
8. 
I shall help him with his homework.

In the sentence above, which word or group of words makes up a verb phrase?
  1. shall help
  2. help
  3. shall
  4. I
9. 
He looked at the trophy. He was proud of his victory.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an absolute phrase?
  1. He looked at the trophy, proud of his victory.
  2. He looked at the trophy, and he was proud of his victory.
  3. Proud of his victory, at the trophy, he looked.
  4. He looked proud of his victory at the trophy.
10. 
She went home to grab a snack out of the fridge.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up an infinitive phrase?
  1. She went home
  2. to grab a snack
  3. out of the fridge
  4. home to grab
11. 
The doctor stood beside the patient's bed.

In the sentence above, which word or group of words makes up a prepositional phrase?
  1. stood beside
  2. beside the patient's bed
  3. The doctor stood
  4. beside
12. 
Kelly took the largest slice of pizza.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a prepositional phrase?
  1. Kelly took
  2. took the largest slice
  3. of pizza
  4. largest slice of pizza.
13. 
The claws of the eagle were sharp.

In the sentence above, what is the function of the prepositional phrase?
  1. It functions as a pronoun.
  2. It functions as an adjective.
  3. It functions as an adverb.
  4. It functions as an infinitive.
14. 
The road following the edge of the frozen lake needs paving.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a noun phrase?
  1. The road
  2. The edge of the frozen lake
  3. The road needs paving
  4. The road following the edge of the frozen lake
15. 
Although she loves to dance, she does not enjoy dancing tango.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a gerund phrase?
  1. Although she loves
  2. to dance
  3. dancing tango
  4. does not enjoy
16. 
Jerry bought a house yesterday. He had been saving money for months.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with a participle phrase?
  1. Jerry bought a house yesterday because he had been saving money for months.
  2. Jerry, saving money for months, bought a house yesterday.
  3. Jerry bought a house yesterday saving money for months.
  4. Jerry had been saving money for months and he bought a house yesterday.
17. 
Everyone but Miranda Cosgrove must have taken a plane to get to the KCAs.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a verb phrase?
  1. must have
  2. to get to
  3. taken a plane
  4. must have taken
18. 
David is the strongest man alive. He can pull a car with his teeth.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an appositive phrase?
  1. David the strongest man alive can pull a car with his teeth.
  2. David, the strongest man alive, can pull a car with his teeth.
  3. David, can pull a car with his teeth, is the strongest man alive.
  4. David can pull a car with his teeth, the strongest man alive.
19. 
Identify the verb phrase in each sentence.

1. I am studying the migration of sharks.

2. My team has put tags on sharks' fins.

3. The tags are sending radio signals to satellites.

4. Our computers have received information from the satellites.

5. We are collecting important information.



20. 
Underline the prepostional phrase in each sentence.

1. Bryce and Christopher work together on a report.

2. They visit the library near their school.

3. The students feel good about their work.

4. After the break, there will be a demonstration.

5. Many people play games on computers.



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