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Unusual Prepositional Phrases Exercise #1
Answer Key

1. Sam was happy (PA) {about hitting a home run [#1] }. |

2. {After reading a story [#2] }, they took a nap (DO). |

3. {Without catching a fish [#3] }, they still had a good time (DO). |

4. The teacher thanked Sue (DO) {for asking the question [#4] }. |

5. {In writing her story [#5] }, Rhonda remembered her old friend (DO). |


Note
1. "Home run" is the direct object of the gerund "hitting."
2. "Story" is the direct object of "reading."
3. "Fish" is the direct object of "catching."
4. "Question" is the direct object of "asking."
5.  "Story" is the direct object of "writing."