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Exercise # 6 Based on The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, by Beatrix Potter
Analysis Key

The primary purpose of exercises like this one is to keep students from marking "out his nephew" (in # 2), "up the pocket-handkerchief" (in # 3), and "up the onions" (in # 5) as prepositional phrases. (Yes, some students will do that.)

1. He was looking {for his son}. |

Or: was looking for his son (DO)
2. Then he took out his nephew (DO) Peter [App]. |
Or: he took out
3. Cotton-tail and Peter folded up the pocket-handkerchief (DO). |

4. He pricked his ears (DO) and listened {to the trit-trot, trit-trot} {of a pony}. |

Or: listened to the trit-trot, trit-trot (DO) {of a pony}
5. Old Mrs. Rabbit strung up the onions (DO) and hung them (DO) {from the 

kitchen ceiling}, {with the bunches} {of herbs}. |