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An Exercise in Capitalization and Punctuation

The Heron

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.)

     the heron is a large strange-looking bird he has 

very long thin legs and his bill also is very long he 

likes to live apart from other birds herons make nests

of sticks and wool they often stand quite still in

shallow water and watch for fish