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Jack and His Golden Box
Sentence Combining with Prepositional Phrases - Exercise # 2
Analysis Key
Example: Then the eagle set out. | Jack was {on his back}. | [5 W/MC]
     Then the eagle set out {with Jack} {on his back}. | [10 W/MC]

1. {At last} he found the castle (DO). | It was the castle (PN) {of the king} {of the frogs}. | [8 W/MC]

{At last} he found the castle (DO) {of the king} {of the frogs}. | [12 W/MC]
2. It was the second morning (PN). | The frog came up {with the little box}. | [6.5 W/MC]
{On the second morning} the frog came up {with the little box}. | [12 W/MC]
3. The gentleman and all his guests had left. | They went {for the hunt}. | [6.5 W/MC]
The gentleman and all his guests had left {for the hunt}. | [11 W/MC]
4. They dropped the golden box (DO). | It went {to the bottom} {of the sea}. | [6.5 W/MC]
They dropped the golden box (DO) {to the bottom} {of the sea}. | [11 W/MC]
5. There {on guard} {at the gate} was one {of the frogs}. | He had a gun (DO) {on his shoulder}. | [9 W/MC]
There {on guard} {at the gate} was one {of the frogs} {with a gun} {on his shoulder}. | [17 W/MC]
6. Jack had the mouse (DO). | He put it (DO) {into his pocket}. | [5 W/MC]
Jack put the mouse (DO) {into his pocket}. | [7 W/MC]

[Note that this could also be combined as "Jack had the mouse and put it into his pocket." But in order to put it, he must have had it. Thus the compound verb is, in essence, redundant.]

7. Then they ran off. | They had the castle (DO). | They went {at full speed}. | [4.3 W/MC]
Then they ran off {with the castle} {at full speed}. | [10 W/MC]