The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Left-, Right-, and Mid-Branching
Prepositional Phrases
Based on
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children
by Charles Kingsley
Illustrations by Howard Davie
A.     After each of the sentences below, indicate the branching of the phrase that is in bold (L.M, R]. Then rewrite the sentence twice so that it branches in each of the other two ways. Your teacher may also ask you to rate them on a scale of ten (as in the instructional material) and briefly explain any effects in emphasis caused by the branching.

B. Write three versions of a sentence of your own by placing a prepositional phrase as left-branching, mid-branching, and then right-branching.

C. In something that you are reading, find a left-, a mid-, and a right-branching prepositional phrase.

1. At last poor Danae drooped her head and fell asleep.

2. Perseus, with rage, ground his teeth.

3. Then he towered in the air like an eagle.