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An Exercise on S/V/C Patterns
Based on "Fritz and Dan
- In the Spring Pasture"
The Children's Own Readers - Book Three
by Mary E. Pennell and Alice M. Cusack, 
Illustrated by Maurice Day and Harold Sichel
Boston: Ginn and Company 1929
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. Fritz jumped out of bed, washed in the cold mountain water, 

dressed quickly, and ran downstairs.

2. The cows would be taken up to their spring pasture on the mountain side.

3. Only the men and older boys would go with the cows.

4. The younger boys must remain at home and help their mothers, sisters,

and grandparents.

5. The sun shines on the mountain tops and turns the snow to a beautiful

rose color.

6. Following the cows are the men and boys. 

7. Then come the women and children of the different families.

8. This summer, for the first time, Fritz is going with the men.

9. The path is steep and winding.

10. The trees have been cut down and the grass is fresh and green.