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Nouns Used as Adverbs
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
     Nouns are frequently used as adverbs to tell when, where, how long, how much, how far, etc.

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").
3. Label nouns used as adverbs ("NuA").

1. I have done my share these last four years and now it is your turn to

provide for her.

2. The uncle had risen during her last words and now he gave her such a

look that she retreated a few steps.

3. Heidi was awakened early next morning by a loud whistle.

4. She remembered how she had come up the mountain the day before.

5. Four days later the sun was shining and the tight-packed frozen snow

was crackling under every step.

6. You are nearly twelve years old, my boy.

7. All afternoon the uncle hammered around.

8. "I shall count on you next winter, neighbor."

9. About a week later, Mr. Candidate asked to see Mrs. Sesemann.

10. The grandmama sent for Heidi every day after dinner.