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Interjections (Ex # 1): from
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Analysis Key

1. But alas! [Inj] the old knight would scarcely speak {to me}. |
2. "Why [Inj]," [Inj [Note] replied Robin], "I am a minstrel (PN)." |

3. "Ah [Inj]," [Inj [Note] said Robin], "you refuse to answer (DO) [#1]." |

4. Now [Inj] [#2] King Richard had a brother (DO) [Adj. to "brother" who was

called (P) Prince John [#3] ]. |

5. "Well [Inj], his money won't last long {at this rate}." |

6. "Alas! [Inj]" he sighed, [DO "she loves me (DO) still]." |

7. "Oh! [Inj] indeed [#4] I am a poor man (PN)," [Inj [Note] said the Sheriff]. |

8. "Faith [Inj]," [Inj [Note] said she], "I think [DO it is a man (PN) called Robin

Hood [#5].]" |

9. "Aha [Inj], my man [DirA]," [Inj [Note] he cried,] "we have you (DO) {at last}." |

10.  "Well [Inj]," [Inj [Note] said Robin, laughing [#6] too,] "I must own [DO that

you are a brave man (PN) and a good fighter (PN).]" |

1. "To answer" is an infinitive that functions as a direct object.
2. Note that this "Now" does not really function as an adverb -- it does not refer to time, or modify the verb "had." It does not chunk to any other word or construction, and is thus "thrown into" the sentence. It is thus comparable to "Well King Richard had. . . ."
3. "Prince John" is a retained predicate noun after the passive "was called." The active voice version would be "People called him *to be* Prince John."
4. Note how "indeed" can be explained as either an adverb or as an interjection here.
5. "Robin Hood" is a retained predicate noun after the passive gerundive "called." See note #3.
6. "Laughing" is a gerundive that modifies "Robin."