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Exercise # 11 Based on
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
by Beatrix Potter

Compound Main Clauses

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. He had a bite on his ear and both the puppies were limping.

2. The shed was almost quite full of feathers it was almost suffocating; but it 

was comfortable and very soft.

3. This is my summer residence; you would not find my earth my winter house.

4. She laid more eggs in June, and she was permitted to keep them herself: but 

only four of them hatched.

5. It was built of faggots and turf, and there were two broken pails, one on top 

of another, by way of a chimney.