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An Exercise in Punctuation

From "Prince Chéri"
in My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales

by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements (PN, PA, IO, DO).
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function (PN, IO, DO, OP) above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.
5. Be prepared to explain the reasons for the various punctuation marks.

     One day while Prince Chéri was out hunting, a little rabbit that his dogs 

were about to kill, threw itself into his arms. The King caressed the little 

creature, and said:

     "As you have put yourself under my protection nobody shall harm you,"

and he carried the rabbit to his palace, and ordered a pretty little hutch to be

made for it.