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Exercise # 17 Based on

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
by Beatrix Potter

Compound Sentences

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. Ribby put the pie into the lower oven; the door was very stiff.

2. The fire crackled and danced, and something sizz-z-zled!

3. I will lend you a nice warm shawl, and you shall take my arm.

4. They only bowed to one another; they did not speak.

5. She dusted the clock and the ornaments on the mantelpiece, and she polished

and rubbed the tables and chairs.

6. Ribby and Duchess said goodbye affectionately, and Duchess started home.

7. The jackdaws were eating pie-crust, and the magpie was drinking gravy out 

of a patty-pan.