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KISS Grammar Exercises Based on
Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.
 

Embedded Prepositional Phrases

Directions: 
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from the beginning of each phrase to the word it modifies. Underline any embedded phrases and the phrases they are embedded in. 
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO").

1. The dew fell into the heart of a rose and lay in a blissful dream.

2. The young travelers visited nearly all the ports of the world.

3. A dainty white village looks down upon the bright blue waters of 

     the Mediterranean.

4. A big parrot was solemnly blinking his eyes in a window of the next house.

5. The broken clouds sailed off in crowds, across a sea of glory.

6. Some flowers grow best in the deep shades of the forest and beautify

     the lonely places and hidden nooks.

7. A great yellow cat sat on the sill of our kitchen window.

8. A tiny yellow warbler built a nest in a little bush in our front yard.

9. The lovely mermaids once sat on the rocks by the ocean and braided

     their curious sea-green hair.

10. My dear cousin and I played at the end of the lake.

11. A big buzzing bumble-bee flew to the top of the tulip tree.

12. Fierce winds often sweep over the desert and fill the air with thick 

     clouds of sand.

13. A lively young turtle suns himself on a mossy log in that pond.