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The Logic of Prepositional Phrases
Lassie, Come Home
by Eric Knight 
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from each preposition to the word that the phrase modifies. Use the instructional materials to find the question that each phrase answers. Write the question above each phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. In a small village like Greenall Bridge, everyone knew the business of 

everyone else.

2. For a long time there was nothing but the sound of their breathing.

3. Hyne's small, thin figure in its checked coat, riding breeches, and cloth

leggings halted for a moment near the door.

4. She faded through a gap in a hedge and shot away from the road up

into the bleak back-country.

5. Without pausing, he went past the shops on High Street, through the 

village to the little lane going up the hillside, up the lane and through a gate,

along a garden path, and then through the cottage door.

6. Throughout the long winters, at the small inn by the loch, McBane

would argue for hours that his Mr. Freeth was one of Britain's greatest