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Pronouns as Subjects
From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet
By C. Collodi
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. His nose, which was already long, became longer by at least three inches.

2. When Pinocchio came into the little puppet theater, an incident occurred

that almost produced a revolution.

3. It is only fathers who are capable of such sacrifices!

4. Geppetto lived in a small ground-floor room that was only lighted from

the staircase.

5. "Now keep your promise and drink these few drops of water, which

will restore you to health."

6. Geppetto, who from all this jumbled account had only understood

one thing, which was that the puppet was dying of hunger, drew from 

his pocket three pears.

7. Pinocchio, who was in a fever of curiosity, lost all control of himself.

8. The Fairy allowed the puppet to cry for a good half-hour over his

nose, which could no longer pass through the door of the room.

9. At the end of the room there was a fireplace with a lighted fire; but the

fire was painted, and by the fire was a painted saucepan that was boiling

cheerfully and sending out a cloud of smoke that looked exactly like real


10. Geppetto, who was poor and who had not so much as a penny in his

pocket, then made him a little dress of flowered paper, a pair of shoes 

from the bark of a tree, and a cap of the crumb of bread.