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Exercise # 10 Based on
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
by Beatrix Potter

Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").
3. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
4. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

1. Presently a fly settled on one of them, and it moved.
 

2. The Flopsy Bunnies stirred a little in their sleep, but still they did not wake up.
 

3. Benjamin and Flopsy were in despair, they could not undo the string.
 

4. So Mr. McGregor did not get his tobacco, and Mrs. McGregor did not get 

her rabbit skins.
 

5. Then the mouse came out of her jam pot, and Benjamin took the paper bag

off his head, and they told the doleful tale.