Grammar: Prepositional Phrases and Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Most of my high school students don’t know what a preposition is. And the truth is that in order to maintain subject-verb agreement, they have to know how to locate the subject and its corresponding verb. In complex sentences, omitting the prepositional phrases is an effective way to locate the subject and verb. This skill is important not only for writing sophisticated and grammatically correct sentences but also for doing well on the grammar sections of the SAT and ACT. This two-page printable worksheet teaches students how to spot prepositional phrases by first identifying prepositions, and then challenges them to find subjects, verbs, and objects in the leftover “core” of the sentences.