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I - Make the preposition bold and underline the object of the preposition in each sentence.

Example: The treasure is buried between the two coconut trees.

1 - The baseball rolled underneath the bus.

2 - Black smoke rose up the chimney.

Up is an adverb, but could it be a preposition too?

Or is rise up a two word verb and it can be separated?

3 - There was a big battle at this location centuries ago.

4 - Michelle told us about her trip downtown.

5 - Did Patrick wake up after the horse escaped?

6 - I gave up searching for a solution at midnight.

7 - Beyond the Milky Way, there lays Andromeda thousands of light years away.

8 - The horse went across the bridge, toward the forbidden forest.

9 - Over the last three years, Jean has travelled around the world unlike anybody.

10 - Genesis likes to read above that three or underneath its shadow.

II - Write the boldfaced word and whether it is a preposition or an adverb.

Example: Pull up a chair and sit down by Steven.

up: adverb; down: adverb; by: preposition

1. Over the last decades, the earth has gone through several harsh environmental changes.

A: Over: preposition, through: adverb

2. All the materials for the exposition were prepared by the students throughout the night.

A: for: preposition, by: preposition, throughout: preposition

3. I ran up and down the hill ten times before running three laps around the block.

A: up: preposition, down: preposition, before: preposition, around: preposition.

4. There is no light near the house that we went by the other day.

A: near: preposition, by: preposition.

5. He didn't feel secure swimming in the pool upon hearing a girl died drowned within.

A: upon: preposition, within: preposition.

6. Winter in the northern lands is so freezing you can feel the cold pierce through your bones.

A: in: preposition, through: preposition

7. Throughout the day, Carla hummed a favorite song to herself.

A: Throughout: preposition, to: preposition

8. Please bring the newspaper inside.

A: inside: preposition

9. After brushing her teeth, Margaret likes to read in bed before going to sleep.

A: After: preposition, in: preposition, before: preposition

10. Run to the store across the street and pick up a gallon of milk, please.

A: to: preposition, across: preposition, up: preposition, of: preposition.

11. Haley rode her bike across the bridge into Red Bank and hung out with her friends.

A: across: preposition, into: preposition, with: preposition

12. Linda stood up and clapped loudly.

A: up: preposition

13. Lisa borrowed a sweatshirt from her friend.

A: from: preposition

14. Be careful walking across the wet floor.

A: across: preposition

15. I saw an interesting show about Mt. Everest on television yesterday.

A: about: preposition, on: preposition, yesterday: preposition.


Tip: Punctuation of appositives: In some cases, the noun being explained is too general without the appositive; the
information is essential to the meaning of the sentence. When this is the case, do not place commas around the
appositive; just leave it alone. If the sentence would be clear and complete without the appositive, then commas are
necessary; place one before and one after the appositive.

III - Underline and punctuate the appositives in the following sentences.

Example: Chet is visiting in Takeo, his old home town.

2- Have you ever read a novel by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet?

3- Patrick made Prohok, traditional Khamer food.

4- A sweet and lovable girl, Reaksa, grew up to be a mentally troubled woman.

5- The captain ordered the ships carpenters to assemble the Express Boat, a large rowboat.

6- The extremely popular American film, "Titanic" was widely criticized for its mediocre script.

7- Queen Victoria, one of Englands greatest monarchs, ruled for sixty-three years.

8- The greatest American film ever made, "Citizen Kane" won only one Academy Award.

9.- Mrs. Shinra, the president of the company, will speak at the dinner.

10.- The poem, one of Robert Frost's best, is called "The Death of the Hired Man."

11.- I can't find my notebook, the one I use for history class.
12.- My math teacher, Miss Holmes, has taught for twenty years.

13.- Our dog, a cocker spaniel, is ten years old.

14.- My sister, a graduate of the University of Iowa, is now studying law.

15.- TESLA, a company known throughout the South, is considering a nationwide advertising campaign.

IV - Make bold the appropriate answer that could be used as an appositive for the underlined noun. (A,B or C).
Example: My son will be visiting us next week.

a) will be the policeman

b) the police man

c) is the police man

1.- James Hilton's book has been filmed twice.

a) was written

b) reading

c) "Lost Horizon"

2.- Chemistry is easy for her.

a) Sue's favorite subject

b) likes too much

c) the subject is

3.- Jerry is visiting in Peoria.

a) his old home town was.

b) tomorrow.

c) his old home town.

4.- Have you ever read The Red Pony?

a) written in 1906

b) a novel by John Steinbeck

c) is novel

5.- The boys repaired our television.

a) really quickly.

b) an old Panasonic.

c) with a screwdriver

6.- Dirk's new suit makes him look much older.

a) never seen before

b) a gray flannel one

c) looks old
7.- The garage is attached to the house.

a) is very big

b) a two-car one

c) which I tried to redecorate

8.- Jane made the salad.

a) a tossed one with French dressing.

b) with love

c) very quickly