Find prepositional phrases and write if Adjective or Adverb the sentences are:Sharks are found in every ocean. Many people belive that all kinds of sharks are dangerous. The huge what shark,...

Find prepositional phrases and write if Adjective or Adverb the sentences are:

Sharks are found in every ocean.

Many people belive that all kinds of sharks are dangerous.

The huge what shark, however, falls under the "not dangerous" category.

Brave swimmers can even hitch a ride on its fins.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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No one at e-notes is going to do your homework assignment for you; however, I will gladly review the parts of speech to which you refer in your question.  Perpositional phrases are words used to show a relationship between two things.  Think of a squirrel and a tree.  He can be on the tree, in the tree, under the tree, beside the tree, beyond the tree, from the tree, and...well, you get the point.  And the tree can be near the squirrel, away from the squirrel, abovethe squirrel...and the list goes on again. Those are all prepositions in prepositional phrases.  Where a prepositional phrase is used in a sentence will determine if it is, in this case, an adjective phrase or an adverb phrase.  If the preposition modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb, it's an adverb phrase.  If it modifies a noun or another pronoun, it's an adjective phrase. for example:

After collecting leaves for his nest, the squirrel ran up the tree. 

The prepositional phrase is up the tree and it answers where the squirrel ran.  Ran is a verb, so the prep phrase is an adverb.

Good luck!

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