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Embedded Prepositional Phrases
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from each preposition to the word its phrase modifies. Underline any embedded phrases and the phrases they are embedded in.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").

1. Peter generally took his quarters for the day at the foot of a high cliff.

2. Miss Rottenmeier experienced an extreme disappointment, for she had 

hoped for an explanation of the great mystery.

3. Heidi discovered a little basket with twelve round white rolls for the 


4. When the tidy pack lay ready on the ground, Clara's heart filled with 

pleasure at the thought of her little friend's delight.

5. First came a heavy coat for Heidi, with a hood, which Clara meant

her to use on visits to the grandmother in the winter.

6. Deta waited about ten minutes to see if the children were coming

up behind with the goats. As she could not find them anywhere, she 

climbed up a little higher to get a better view down the valley from there,

and peered from side to side with marks of great impatience on her