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Compound Objects of Prepositions
Exercise #1
 
    In looking for prepositional phrases, make sure that you pay attention to the meaning of the sentence. Some students don't, and when they see a sentence such as "He played with Bob and Bill," they simply mark "with Bob" as the prepositional phrase. They totally ignore Bill.

Directions:
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every subject once, every verb twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").
 

1. He plays football on Saturdays, but on Wednesdays and Thursdays,

he goes to the library.

2. Sam won't get that done until Thursday or Friday.

3. Sarah plays with Jane and Sallie, not just with Suzie.

4. Kelly bought a nice present for her mother and father.

5.  They like living among their friends and relatives, and not among strangers.

6. Joe works hard at home and school.

7. The kite flew above the roofs and trees.

8. The settlers traveled across rivers and mountains.

9. They received a letter from their grandmother and grandfather.

10. Everyone had a turn at bat except Kate and Carl.