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Palimpsest Patterns
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.
2. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. Soon Hynes came hustling from behind the shrubberies beside the kennels. |

2. The dog still stood barking its signal.

3. She sat, plump and motherly, looking into Joe's face.

4. Her voice sounded hard and short.

5. Joe stood silent.

6. Joe sat still.

7. For a while Sam Carraclough sat silent.

8. As the one dog lay motionless under her paw, Lassie faced the other dog.

9. The grass grew thicker and coarser.

10. There came the footsteps of her husband, and then the door opened.