Sentence Models
from
The Gingerbread Boy
from Baker and Thorndike,
Everyday Classics First Reader
Illustrated by Maud and Miska Perersham
New York: Macmillan, 1922, 53-62.

1. The following sentence has one subject that has three compounded verbs. Note how each verb is modified by a prepositional phrase. (This is called "parallel construction," but you do not need to remember that now.) Write a sentence that has the same sentence pattern--three verbs for one subject and each verb modified by a prepositional phrase. The following are things you may write about, or you can choose something else, but do not write about anything in "The Gingerbread Boy."

an airplane, a rabbit (or some other animal or bird), a teacher, a policeman, a baseball player, a dancer, a book
The Gingerbread Boy hopped out of the pan, jumped out of the oven, and was down on the floor.
2. In the following sentence, the verb "have outrun" has four complements. Write a sentence about something else (see above) that has four complements for one verb phrase.
I've outrun two farmers, a little old woman, a boy, and a man.