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Exercise # 5 Based on
The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
by Beatrix Potter

"To" Plus a Verb as a Complement

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. Presently the cook opened the hamper and began to unpack the vegetables.

2. Timmy Willie preferred to spend a miserable night under the fender.

3. Timmy Willie longed to be at home in his peaceful nest in a sunny bank.

4. We have endeavoured to entertain you, Timothy William.

5. You will never want to live in town again.

6. For my part I prefer to live in the country, like Timmy Willie.