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Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb?
Exercise  # 2
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.) Then they sewed him up.
 

2.) So he got up, went to the well, and leaned over, but the heavy stones tipped him

over, and he drowned.
 

3.) The birds are talking to each other, and squirrels are running around gathering nuts.
 

4.)  A couple of months ago, we got a really big aquarium, and we filled it up with rocks, 

with a big plastic Parthenon at one side, and two lights over it, and then we went and got

a lizard.
 

5.) I'd better start talking about something else, so the lizard won't take up all my time.
 


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