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Exercise # 19 Based on
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
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. Once they heard a door bang and somebody scuttered downstairs.

2. She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom.

3. They poked under the beds with Ribby's umbrella, and they rummaged in cupboards.

4. There was a pattering noise and an old woman rat poked her head round a rafter.

5. But just at that moment somebody knocked at the front door, and Moppet 

jumped into the flour barrel in a fright.