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Recognizing Compounds
Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight 
Analysis Key

1. The younger man lifted the rifle (DO) quickly, cuddled the stock (DO), and

fired. |
 

2. They would stretch out [#1] their hands (DO) and snap their fingers (DO)

and call {in kindly tones}. |
 

3. Lassie sank, plunged a moment [NuA], and then fell {on her side}. |
 

4. The two old people brought Lassie (DO) {into the warmth} {of the hearth}

and laid her (DO) {on the rug}. |
 

5. Lassie accepted these men (DO), but responded {to none} {of them}, nor

went [Adv. to "went" where they could touch her (DO)], nor answered

any (DO) {of their commands}. |
 

6. The people did not move suddenly or shout noisily or throw things (DO) 

[Adj. to "things" that hurt]. |
 

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


Note
1. "Out" can be considered part of the verb or as an adverb. See KISS Level 2.1.5 - Phrasal Verbs (Preposition? Or Part of the Verb?).