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The Antecedents of Pronouns
From "The Happy Prince," by Oscar Wilde
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO.)
3. Then put a circle around each pronoun or possessive adjective that has an antecedent and draw an arrow from the circle to the antecedent..

1. "I am glad there is someone in the world who is quite happy," muttered

a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.

2.  "He looks just like an angel," said the Charity Children as they came out

of the cathedral in their bright scarlet cloaks and their clean white pinafores.

3. "Will you come away with me?" he said finally to her; but the Reed 

shook her head, she was so attached to her home.

4. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, 

if pleasure be happiness. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead

they have set me up here so high that I can see all the ugliness and all the

misery of my city, and though my heart is made of lead yet I cannot chose

but weep.

5. The King is there himself in his painted coffin.

6. Last summer, when I was staying on the river, there were two rude boys,

the miller's sons, who were always throwing stones at me. They never hit me,

of course; we swallows fly far too well for that, and besides, I come of a 

family famous for its agility; but still, it was a mark of disrespect.

7. "It is very cold here," he said; "but I will stay with you for one night,

and be your messenger."

8. Then the Swallow flew back to the Happy Prince, and told him what he

had done.

9.     "In the square below," said the Happy Prince, "there stands a little 

match-girl. She has let her matches fall in the gutter, and they are all spoiled.

Her father will beat her if she does not bring home some money, and she is

crying. She has no shoes or stockings, and her little head is bare. Pluck out 

my other eye, and give it to her, and her father will not beat her."

10. "What a remarkable phenomenon," said the Professor of Ornithology as

he was passing over the bridge. "A swallow in winter!" And he wrote a long

letter about it to the local newspaper. Everyone quoted it, it was full of so

many words that they could not understand.