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Unusual Prepositional Phrases Exercise #1

Verbals with Complements


     Verbs can be objects of a preposition, including the preposition "to." When they are, consider their objects and adverbial modifiers as part of the prepositional phrase:

They were happy {about having him home}.

Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every finite verb twice, its subject(s) once, and label any complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” or “DO”)..

1. Sam was happy about hitting a home run.

2. After reading a story, they took a nap.

3. Without catching a fish, they still had a good time.

4. The teacher thanked Sue for asking the question.

5. In writing her story, Rhonda remembered her old friend.