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Exercise # 5 Based on
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
by Beatrix Potter

"To" Plus a Verb as a Complement

Directions:
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. I wish to hatch my own eggs.

2. She tried to hide her eggs.

3. He promised to take great care of her nest.

4. Mrs. Puddle-duck was trying to find a convenient dry nesting-place.

5. She began to waddle about in search of a convenient dry nesting-place.

6. Jemima intended to begin to sit next day.