1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from each preposition to the word that its phrase modifies.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").
1. He wanted to see how things looked since last night.
2. How long it is since I had anything to eat!
3. Before the end of the month, Ruby had got a great deal thinner
and old Diamond a good deal fatter.
4. This is my old home before we moved into the city.
5. Then after a time, he stood in the middle of the room and told
them a nice fairy story.
6. After the new baby came, Diamond sang to her.
7. And here is the book for you, full of pictures and stories.
8. He was sitting by the fire and looking rather miserable for his
9. But at once, sharp as a knife, the wind came against his little
chest and bare legs.
10. Often there was hay at little Diamond's feet as he lay in bed.
11. From her head streamed out her black hair in every direction
like dark clouds.
12. Then at last, he would scramble out of the hay, shoot like an
arrow into his bed, cover himself up, snuggle down, and think
what a happy boy he was!