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The Logic 
of Prepositional Phrases

From My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales

by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour
Directions: 1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from the beginning of each phrase to the word it modifies.
2. Above each phrase write the question that the phrase answers in relation to the word it modifies. (What kind of? Which? What? Whose? Where? When? How Long? Why? How? Under What Condition?)
3. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").

1. Only at night should the dark carriage be opened.

2. Copies of the Princess's portrait were carried to all the Courts in the world.

3. The cottage stands under three great oak trees.

4. The cradle was ornamented with rubies and diamonds.

5. Then, for the first time, the Princess Desirée saw the light of day!!!

6. The king's daughter should not die, but fall asleep for a hundred years.

7. In the evening, she returned to her attendants.

8. Suliman had often dared to tell the Prince of his faults.

9. How cheerful everything is around you in the forest.

10. The two sisters went to the brook to catch fish for dinner.

11. The Wolf, however, ran straight to the house of the old grandmother.

12. So she roved about by herself, and poked at all the rooms and chambers.

13. Then, with three waves of a wand, the Fairies caused a high tower

to spring up.