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

by Mary E. Pennell and Alice M. Cusack

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. So Juan was "It."

2. Mother and the children climbed into the two-wheeled carriage.

carriage ________________________________________
two-wheeled ________________________________________

3. In some of the fields the rice was ripe.

some ________________________________________
fields ________________________________________

4. On the back of the carriage he hung a lighted lantern.

back ________________________________________
carriage ________________________________________
lighted ________________________________________

5. Juan had to hop to each stick, pick it up, and hop back with it to the stone.

stick ________________________________________
up ________________________________________
it (2nd)  ________________________________________
stone ________________________________________

6. Finally the road left the ocean, and ran along between fields and fields of rice.

Finally ________________________________________
fields ________________________________________
rice ________________________________________

7. Wake up!

8. The squealing of the pig could be heard above the shouts of laughter of the boys.

pig ________________________________________
shouts ________________________________________
laughter ________________________________________
boys ________________________________________