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Manuel and Rita - Earning a Holiday
The Children's Own Readers - Book Three

by Mary E. Pennell and Alice M. Cusack
Directions: 
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” or “DO”). 
3. In the blank after each word below each sentence, explain how that word grammatically connects to the subject, verb, or complement. (Remember that you do not have to repeat explanations.)

1. The early morning sun was just beginning to shine through the bamboo trees.
 

just ________________________________________
trees ________________________________________

2. The windows of the queer little house were open.

3. They took the crowded rice plants from the seed bed and planted them in the mud of the rice field.
 

crowded ________________________________________
mud ________________________________________
field ________________________________________

4. Manuel gave the carabao some hay.

5. Bananas and rice are a fine breakfast.
 

fine ________________________________________

6. Change your shirt and trousers quickly.
 

quickly ________________________________________

7. I have caught a big mud fish without a fish trap.
 

big ________________________________________
trap ________________________________________
fish ________________________________________

8. You must help us with the rice plants today.
 

plants ________________________________________