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Compound Objects of Prepositions
Exercise #2

    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.

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

1. Aunt Sally read us a story about ghosts, goblins, and witches.

2. They saw the skunk behind the trees and bushes.

3. Andrea wanted a day of peace and quiet.

4. The road into Winchester and Wellsboro is not safe.

5. It was a big contest between Jan and Bob.

6. The evenings during August and September are beautiful.

7. A breakfast with cereal, milk, and fruit is good for you.

8. The streets around the school and playground are always busy with traffic.

9. The days before Christmas, Thanksgiving, and my birthday are usually exciting.

10. The accident happened near the corner of Via Bella and Roosevelt Ave.