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Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb?
Exercise  # 1
Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause that functions as a direct object and write "DO" over the opening bracket.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").
 

1.) If we put them in jars, they get out.
 

2.) Today I was taking out the trash and I ran out the door, and 

     opened the trash can lid really fast, and a big brownish-black 

     wasp flew off, towards me.
 

3.) Now I have to figure out how to make her.
 

4.) She wrote them down, then we chose three things for the three

     people to swab.
 

5.) Then he ate them up and lay under a tree.
 

6.) When he got that, she cut open the wolf and her kids came out,

     for, being very proud, he had swallowed them whole.


The sentences in this exercise were collected and submitted by Stephanie McGuirk.