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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.
L1.5 # 16
Changing Adjectives into Prepositional Phrases


Note how adjectives have been changed into adjectival phrases in the following sentences.
Adjectives Adjectival Phrases
He uttered wise words. He uttered words of wisdom.
The red-haired boy was chosen. The boy with the red hair was chosen.
We import Canadian products. We import products from Canada.
The knife has a wooden handle. The knife has a handle of wood.
The Jeffersons' house is on the corner. The house of the Jeffersons is on the corner.

Directions: Change the adjectives in bold into prepositional phrases.

1. Golden curls and blue eyes served to render her a creature of beauty.

2. The daily tasks are all ended.

3. Our country cousins paid us a hasty visit.

4. Good-tempered boys make pleasant playmates.

5. Singing and dancing were the evening’s amusement.

6. The lark sang its joyous and blissful songs.

7. The bee’s legs were covered with pollen grains.

8. Yellow-fever patients are not allowed to enter New York harbor.