A. Infinitive phrase
B. Gerund phrase
C. Prepositional phrase
D. None of these
Correct Answer: C. Prepositional phrase
Detail about MCQs
A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition (in this case, “over”) followed by its object (“the cat”). It functions to show the relationship between the object and other elements in the sentence. In this case, the prepositional phrase “over the cat” provides additional information about how Maria fell and specifies the direction or position of her fall.
Therefore, the correct answer is: C. Prepositional phrase