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Varied Positions in the S/V/C Pattern
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Analysis Key

1. {Behind the hut} stood three old fir-trees {with great shaggy branches}. |

2. This (DO) the grandfather opened. |

3. Down {from the heights} came one goat {after another} [#1], {with Peter} {in

their midst}. |

4. How wonderful (PA) that must be! |

5. What a sweet child (PN) you are! |

6. {On the shelf} {over there} is an old prayer-book {with beautiful songs}. |

7. Then followed a tale {of the appearance} {of the ghost}. |

8. There, {between Miss Rottenmeier's feet}, crawled a black turtle. |

9. {In a beautiful house} {in Frankfurt} lived a sick child {by the name}

{of Clara Sesemann}. |

10. Great (PA) was the happiness {of the children} {at seeing each other [#2] again}. |

11. The shawl (DO) she put {on the grandmother's knee}. |

1. As in many other cases, in this one "after another" can alternatively be explained as an adverb to "came."
2. "Each other" is the direct object of the verbal (gerund) "seeing." The verbal phrase functions as the object of the preposition.