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Recognizing Compounds
Lassie, Come Home
by Eric Knight 
Directions: Underline every subject once, every verb twice, and label complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” “DO”).
 

1. The younger man lifted the rifle quickly, cuddled the stock, and fired.
 

2. They would stretch out their hands and snap their fingers and call in 

kindly tones.
 

3. Lassie sank, plunged a moment, and then fell on her side.
 

4. The two old people brought Lassie into the warmth of the hearth and 

laid her on the rug.
 

5. Lassie accepted these men, but responded to none of them, nor went 

where they could touch her, nor answered any of their commands.
 

6. The people did not move suddenly or shout noisily or throw things that hurt.
 

7. The dogs, then the men, tumbled out, and raced away after Lassie's tracks.