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Embedded Prepositional Phrases
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
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1. Peter generally took his quarters (DO) {for the day} {at the foot} {of a high cliff}. |

2. Miss Rottenmeier experienced an extreme disappointment (DO), [Adv.

to "experienced" for [#1] she had hoped {for an explanation} {of the great mystery}]. |

3. Heidi discovered a little basket (DO) {with twelve round white rolls} {for the 

grandmother}. |

4. [Adv. to "filled" When the tidy pack lay ready (PA) [#2] {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}, [Adj. to "coat" which Clara 

meant her to use [#3] {on visits} {to the grandmother} {in the winter}]. |

6. Deta waited about ten minutes [NuA] to see [#4] [DO if the children were

coming up behind {with the goats}]. | [Adv. (cause) to "climbed" As she could 

not find them (DO) anywhere], she climbed up a little *bit* [NuA] higher to get

a better view [#5] {down the valley} {from there}, and peered {from side} {to side}

{with marks} {of great impatience} {on her countenance}. |

1. See also KISS Level 3.2.2 - "So" and "For" as Conjunctions.
2. "Ready" is a predicate adjective in a palimpsest pattern in which "lay" is written over "was." See KISS Level 2.1.4 - Palimpsest Patterns.
3. "Her" is the subject of the infinitive "to use." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "meant."
4. The infinitive "to see" functions as an adverb of purpose to "waited."
5. "View" is the direct object of the infinitive "to get." The infinitive phrase functions as an adverb of purpose to "climbed."