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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
Analysis Key

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 (DO) {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 (DO) {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 (DO) and hidden nooks (DO). |

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

8. A tiny yellow warbler built a nest (DO) {in a little bush} {in our front yard} [#1]. |

9. The lovely mermaids once sat {on the rocks} {by the ocean} [#2] and braided

     their curious sea-green hair (DO). |

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 (DO) {with thick 

     clouds} {of sand}. |

13. A lively young turtle suns himself (DO) {on a mossy log} {in that pond} [#3]. |


Notes
1. Instead of viewing "in our front yard" as an adjective to "bush"--and thus embedded, some people may see it as functioning as an adverb to "built." Either explanation should be accepted.
2. As with "in our front yard," some people may prefer to explain "by the ocean" as an adverb to "sat."
3. As in the first two notes, "in that pond" may be explained as an adverb to "suns."