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Pronouns as Subjects
From A Book of Myths, by Jean Lang
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. Stark and grim was the three-headed watchdog, Cerberus, which guarded

the door, and with the growls and the furious roaring of a wild beast athirst

for its prey it greeted Orpheus.

2. She was the fairest thing on earth, worthy indeed of the deathless gods

who had created her.

3. And still do we watch the butterfly, which is her emblem, bursting from

its ugly tomb in the dark soil, and spreading joyous white and gold-powdered

wings in the caressing sunshine, amidst the radiance and the fragrance of

the summer flowers.

4. All the heroes gazed at her with eyes that adored her beauty.

5. Great was the shout that rose from those who still lived when that grim

hunt thus came to an end.

6. Upon the earth, and on the children of men who were as gods in their 

knowledge and mastery of the force of fire, Jupiter had had his revenge.

7. From her bed sprang Althæa, and, heedless of the flames, she seized the

burning wood, trod on it with her fair white feet, and poured on it water 

that swiftly quenched its red glow.

8. Telamon rushed on to destroy the filthy thing that would have made 

carrion of the sons of the gods.

9. The merchants wondered who could be the one upon whom Pygmalion

lavished the money from his treasury.

10. And from the trees sang birds with song more sweet than any that 

Psyche had ever known, and with brilliant plumage which they preened

caressingly when they had dipped their wings in crystal-sparkling fountains.