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An Exercise in Capitalization and Punctuation

The Canary

Adapted from: Chit-chat stories for little folks.
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons; London: S. W. Partridge & Co.

1. The capital letters and punctuation in this passage has been lost. Please fix it, right on this page.
2. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
3. Underline the verbs twice, subjects once, and label (C) any complements. (Note that some sentences have more than one S/V/C pattern.)

     poor bird he is singing very sweetly but he does

not look very happy indeed i do not think any bird

in a cage can be how different his life must have 

been in the lovely canary islands he has a perch 

and seed and water but what is all that without liberty