Rewriting Adjectives and
as Prepositional Phrases
Ex. 4 Adapted from
Voyages in English
- Fifth Year
by Rev. Paul E. Campbell
and Sister Mary Donatus MacNickle
Note how adjectives may be changed into adjectival prepositional
|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.
|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.
the adjectives and adverbs in bold into prepositional phrases.
1. The wind blew violently.
2. Edward answered politely.
3. Rita dances gracefully.
4. He speaks truthfully.
5. The waves dashed furiously.
6. A brick wall surrounds the yard.
7. The Aronsons' yard is beautiful.
8. Important business delayed the messenger.
9. Robert painted a beautiful picture.
10. Robert Frost was an American poet.