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Preposition? Adverb? Or Part of the Verb?
Exercise  #3
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.) We were going to find out which blood types were compatible. To find this out we 

first learned the types of blood, O, AB, B, & A.
 

2.) Then we took the chart and looked up which color equals which blood.
 

3.) I can't hear things very well because of the big truck that's chewing up some tree 

limbs.
 

4.) Take off the "lid" of the pumpkin and remove the candle. Also, blow out the candle

before putting it away.
 

5.) When we were on our bike-ride today, we drove down to the horse-lot to look at the

horses.
 

6.) I held out my hand, and the mare, now drawing near to the fence, snuffed at it and 

then lowered her nose, and looked at me.
 

7.) I stroked her for some time before I realized we should get along and then I turned 

around slowly and drove away, leaving her gazing after me.
 

8.) The sun refuses to come out.
 


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