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Prepositional Phrases: A Passage for Analysis
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every verb twice, its subject(s) once, and label any complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

     Through gloomy vaults where the light of day had never shone, past

hideous doors of dark dens and cages, down cavernous flights of steps, 

and again up steep rugged ascents of stone and brick, more like dry 

waterfalls than staircases, Defarge, the turnkey, and Jacques Three, linked

hand and arm, went with all the speed they could make.  Here and there, 

especially at first, the inundation started on them and swept by; but when

they had done descending, and were winding and climbing up a tower, they

were alone. Hemmed in here by the massive thickness of walls and arches,

the storm within the fortress and without was only audible to them in a dull, 

subdued way, as if the noise out of which they had come had almost

destroyed their sense of hearing.