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Exercise # 9 Based on
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
by Beatrix Potter
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause that functions as a direct object and write "DO" over the opening bracket.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

1. Mr. McGregor tied up the sack.

2. A little old mouse picked over the rubbish among the jam pots.

3. Mr. McGregor threw down the sack on the stone floor.

4. Mr. McGregor came back and picked up the sack, and carried it off.

5. Suddenly Mr. McGregor emptied out a sackful of lawn mowings right upon

the top of the sleeping Flopsy Bunnies!