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Single Word Verbs
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Analysis Key

1. This state {of things} lasted {for a very long time}. |

2. But Richard stayed {in England} (for a long time}. |

3. A sad time now began {for the Saxons}. |

4. Presently he came {to a river}. |

5. The stranger very nearly fell in [#1] {after him}. |

6. The men roared {with laughter}. |

7. {From that day} Little John always lived {with Robin}. |

8. {At last} the bridegroom came. |

9. All heads turned. | The bride arrived. | A sigh {of admiration} passed

{through the crowd}. |

1. Note that "in" here is actually an ellipsed adverbial prepositional phrase -- "in *the water*."