Directions: Working sentence by sentence, place parentheses around
each prepositional phrase. Then underline every finite verb twice, and
every subject once. Label the complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
(contributed by Alyse Fielder, Suffolk, N.Y.)
A Pastor fibs and takes a Sunday off to go hunting. He slides down
a muddy hill, loses his hunting rifle and injures his leg. As he looks up,
he is face to face with a large hungry bear. The Pastor immediately
prays to God and promises to never fib again nor take off another
Sunday in search of his own satisfaction. He prays that God has made
this bear a Christian. The bear falls down on his knees, folds his hands
and raises his face to the sky and prays, "Thank you Lord, for the
food I am about to receive. Amen."