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Apostrophes in Contractions
From My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour
Analysis Key

1. Can't you come and try to help me [#1] ? |

2. [DO " *You* Don't be so impatient (PA),"] said Snow-White. [#2] |

3. [DO "I'm not such a simpleton (PN) {as that}!"] yelled the little man. [#2] |

4. Couldn't you have held me (DO) more gently? |

5. "Surely I've done no great harm (DO) {in kicking an animal [#3] } [Adj. to

"animal" that annoyed me (DO) ]." |

6. "What's the use (PN) {of  being ruler [#4] } {of a great empire} [Adv. to "is" if

I may not treat my dog (DO) [Adv. to "treat" as I will]]?" |

7. I don't think [DO you are ungrateful (PA) ]. |

8. [DO "I'm going to kill you (DO),"] roared the Beast still more loudly [#2]. |

9. I'll take tea (DO) too, please. |

10. It's taken years [NuA] to cultivate this sort [#5] {of rose}. |


Notes
1. "Me" is the indirect object of the infinitive "to help." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "try."
2. For an alternative explanation of these clauses, see KISS Level 3.2.3 - Interjection? Or Direct Object?
3. "Animal" is the direct object of the gerund "kicking." The gerund phrase is the object of the preposition.
4. "Ruler" is a predicate noun after the gerund "being." The gerund phrase is the object of the preposition.
5. "Sort" is the direct object of the infinitive "to cultivate." The infinitive functions as a delayed subject. See KISS Level 5.6 - Delayed Subjects and Sentences.