Portuguese activity, focused on students in the ninth year of elementary school, addresses prepositional phrases. How about analyzing them in the text Smallest cat in the Americas lives in the Andes and is at risk of extinction! To do this, answer the proposed questions!
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The Chilean Cat (Leopardus guigna), is the smallest wild cat in the Americas: about 43 centimeters in length, it measures half the size of a domestic cat and weighs less than three kilograms.
According to specialist Fábio Nascimento, the Chilean cat has a small head, large paws and a thick tail. “The species occurs in Chile and Argentina, and its habitat is limited to the Andes Mountains. Due to the high rate of degradation in the area where it lives, the species is currently threatened with extinction, in the Vulnerable category”, he explains.
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Question 1 - Underline the following prepositional phrase:
“The Chilean Cat (Leopardus guigna), is the smallest wild cat in the Americas: about 43 centimeters long […]”
Question 2 – In the passage “According to specialist Fábio Nascimento, the Chilean cat has a small head […]”, there is a prepositional phrase. Identify it:
Question 3 – The prepositional phrase identified above establishes the relationship of:
( ) place.
( ) mode.
( ) conformity.
Question 4 – In the passage “Due to the high rate of degradation of the area where it lives, the species is currently threatened with extinction […]”, the prepositional phrase indicates:
( ) cause.
( ) time.
( ) goal.
Question 5 – The prepositional phrase used in the above passage could be replaced by:
( ) “Beyond”.
( ) “Through”.
( ) “By virtue of”.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.