Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Sep 2006
    • Posts: 1
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Smile Help with grading English tests

    I need help with the following to determine if these are prepositional phrases:

    We enjoy many freedoms such as liberty and justice. (Is "as liberty and justice" a prep. phrase?) If not, what is it?

    Stephanie's mother brought in drinks and cookies. I'm pretty sure that "in drinks and cookies" is not--but what is it?

    Thanks for you help!

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 45,511
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Help with grading English tests

    'Such as' is regarded as an adjective by some: http://www.onelook.com/?w=such+as&ls=a while others call it an idiom: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=such+as&r=66
    'In' goes with the verb 'bring'- it's a phrasal verb and the 'drinks and cookies are just the object- what was brought in.

Similar Threads

  1. Help
    By zhangjin in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2008, 19:47
  2. Seminar
    By mallikatweety in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2006, 11:07
  3. Is it right?
    By Genrikh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2005, 15:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •