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Distinguishing between Adverbials and Adjectivals - Exercise 5
Directions:  Each sentence contains an underlined item. In the box below each sentence, identify the item as an adjectival or adverbial. Then identify it as clause or phrase. If it is a phrase, identify it as a prepositional or verbal phrase. If it is a verbal phrase, identify it as a present participle, past participle, or infinitive. When you are finished, click the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.

Example:   The crowd clapped for the actor portraying King Lear.
Answer:  adjectival,  verbal phrase,  present participle

1.  Turn the knob to the left to loosen the screw.

2.  If it rains tomorrow, we will cancel our plans.

3.  Marian had plenty of work to finish.

4.  The child seemed where Thai food is served.

5.  I often go to a restaurant Disappointed, Tom left the room.

6.  Send your responses directly to Dr. Brown.

7.  Unless the ground is properly prepared, the seeds will not grow.

8.  Shaking her fist angrily, the motorist get back into her car.

9.  Brandon, whose poem won first place, accepted the award eagerly.

10.   Harry always plays to win.

11.  Left all alone in the cold, the child began to cry.

12.  It is finally time to go home.

13.  Pam introduced George to her uncle, who works in the same building.

14.  Millicent searched for the owner of the shop.

15.  Since you are unhappy here, you should leave.

16.  Everyone waited until evening.

17.  Meaghan had plenty of work to finish.

18.  My friend, disgusted with the play, left at intermission.

19.  He was very happy about the choice that he had made.

20.  To keep current, James watches the news channel.



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