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The Functions of Prepositional Phrases
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from each preposition to the word that its phrase modifies.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").

1. All the human breath in the place, rolled at him, like a sea, or a wind,

     or a fire.

2. Then, among the advancing echoes, there was the tread of her tiny

     feet and the sound of her prattling words.

3. Mr. Barsad, now in the employ of the republican French government,

     was formerly in the employ of the aristocratic English government, 

     the enemy of France and freedom.

4. The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring

     of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together.

5. In the course of an evening passed with Miss Pross, the Doctor, and

     Mr. Lorry, Charles Darnay made some mention of this conversation

     in general terms, and spoke of Sydney Carton as a problem of 

     carelessness and recklessness.

6. With those words, and a final snap of his fingers, Mr. Stryver 

     shouldered himself into Fleet-street, amidst the general approbation

     of his hearers.

7. I was walking on a retired part of the quay by the Seine for the 

     refreshment of the frosty air, at an hour's distance from my place

     of residence in the Street of the School of Medicine.

8. Never did the sun go down with a brighter glory on the quiet corner

     in Soho, than one memorable evening when the Doctor and his 

     daughter sat under the plane-tree together.