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Exercise # 5 Based on
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck,  by Beatrix Potter
"To" Plus a Verb as a Complement
Analysis Key

1. I wish to hatch my own eggs [#1]. |

2. She tried to hide her eggs [#2]. |

3. He promised to take great care [#3] {of her nest}. |

4. Mrs. Puddle-duck was trying to find a convenient dry nesting-place [#4]. |

5. She began to waddle [#5] about {in search} {of a convenient dry nesting-place}. |

6. Jemima intended to begin to sit [#6] next day [NuA]. |


Notes
1. "Eggs" is the direct object of the infinitive "to hatch." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "wish."
2. "Eggs" is the direct object of the infinitive "to hide." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "tried."
3. "Care" is the direct object of the infinitive "to take." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "promised."
4. "Nesting-place" is the direct object of the infinitive "to find." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "was trying."
5. The infinitive phrase based on "to waddle" is the direct object of "began."
6. The infinitive "to sit" is the direct object of the infinitive "to begin." The infinitive phrase based on "to begin" is the direct object of "intended,"