The Printable KISS Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Rewriting Adjectives and Adverbs
as Prepositional Phrases
Ex. 3 Adapted from
Voyages in English - Fifth Year
by Rev. Paul E. Campbell 
and Sister Mary Donatus MacNickle
The Hay-Wain
John Constable

Note how adjectives may be changed into adjectival prepositional phrases.

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.

And note how adverbs may be changed into adverbial phrases.

Adverbs Adverbial Phrases
The dog growled angrily. The dog growled with anger.
The soldiers fought fearlessly. The soldiers fought without fear.
He walked northward. He walked toward the north.
They live here. They live in this place.

Directions: Change the adjectives and adverbs in bold into prepositional phrases.

1. The labeled jars stood on the shelf.

2. We gathered spring flowers.

3. An ambitious pupil will succeed.

4. Our house has a tin roof.

5. Philip read an interesting book.

6. I accept gladly.

7. Dorothy answered respectfully.

8. He came hastily.

9. Act kindly.

10. He stood there.