DIRECTIONS for questions: Pick out the Phrases and say whether they are Adjective Phrases, Adverb Phrases, or Noun Phrases:-
He speaks like a born orator.
like a born orator; Adverb Phrase
It grieved me to hear of your illness
to hear of your illness; Noun Phrase
Beyond a doubt this man is honest.
Beyond a doubt; Adverb Phrase
He failed in spite of his best efforts.
in spite of his best efforts; Adverb Phrase
He won the prize by means of trickery.
by means of trickery; Adverb Phrase
Do not talk like that.
like that; Adverb Phrase
I have forgotten how to play this game
how to play this game; Noun Phrase
He gained their affection in spite of many faults.
in spite of many faults; Adverb Phrase
I do not expect such treatment at your hands.
such treatment at your hands; Noun Phrase
He speaks too fast to be understood.
too fast to; Adverb Phrase
He keeps the necklace under lock and key.
under lock and key; Adverb Phrase
He is a person of no importance.
of no importance; Adjective Phrase
I want to go the cinema today.
to go the cinema today; Noun Phrase
I love to hear the watch-dog’s honest bark.
to hear the watch-dog’s honest bark; Noun Phrase
I did it of my own free will.
of my own free will; Adverb Phrase
Show me how to do it.
how to do it; Noun Phrase
His car ran over a dog.
over a dog; Adverb Phrase
Things are in a bad way.
in a bad way; Adjective Phrase
She is a woman of wonderful patience.
of wonderful patience; Adjective Phrase
I have found the key to his secret.
the key to his secret; Noun Phrase
Verbal Preparation Series