Trees, Prepositions and Pronouns

We can now add pronouns and prepositions to our syntax tree(s).

Individual Activity

    • Label pronouns P. Color them purple.
    • Label prepositions PR. Color them pink.


    • Put the first verb in the box on the upper right.
    • to is a verb if it is followed by a verb. Otherwise, it is a preposition.
    • a verb never follows a determiner.

Small Group Activity

Draw and label a tree for each sentence below. Color the trees if instructed.

1. Everyone should learn to fix engines.

2. He won a trip to Europe.

3. We all should ask for a raise.

4. The oven has gone on the blink.


Individual or Small Group Activity

Complete the exercise:    Italy

Optional Activity