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Expletives
From My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour
Directions:
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," or "DO").
 

1. There was great joy at their coming.
 

2. There is only a little dirty Cinderella here.
 

3. Now at his Court there was a young man called Avenant.
 

4. At the bottom of this pit there is a little cave.
 

5. Then there was a grand wedding.
 

6. There stood before the door a large stone trough.
 

7. There is only a partition between her room and ours.
 

8. Not long afterwards there was again great scarcity in every corner of the land.
 

9. "And there is no boat either," said Grethel, "but there swims a white duck."
 

10. "There is something for your dinner; do not eat it before the time."