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Hello again, Lupa Emotion: smile
Thank you for posting again. Now I understand what you have been asked to do. It seems I was looking for something more complicated, or something "tricky" behind that question!

Anyway, I don't think you will find all three combinations in those two sentences. Let's see what we can do?

a) Philip turned on the light.
In this sentence, you have the combination "verb + adverb" (or "adverbial particle", as it is usually called when we talk about phrasal verbs). "On" is not a preposition in this case.

b) The roast turned on a spit.
1. What you have here, strictly speaking, is "verb + perpositional phrase", not just "verb + preposition".
"On the spit" is a prepositional phrase funcioning as an adverbial of place and modifying the verb "turned".

Lastly, there is no "verb + participle" combination in either sentence. The only verb form used is "turned", and that is the past tense form in both sentences.

If you ever find out what answers your teacher had in mind, please let me know? I'm intrigued! Emotion: smile

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Without thinking, the man spent his entire paycheck in one night. I need to find the prepositional phrase in this sentence. Thanks, Ann
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OK. You try first, and then we'll help you. Do you know what the four or five most common prepositions are?