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Exercise # 10 Based on
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
by Beatrix Potter

"To" plus a verb as a complement

The little words cause the biggest problems: Note that "to" plus a verb often functions as a complement (usually, but not always, a direct object).

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. It did not offer to assist him.

2. Tom Kitten did not want to be shut up in a cupboard.

3. On baking day she determined to shut them up in a cupboard.

4. He wriggled about and tried to mew for help.

5. I will help you to find him.

6. They invited him to stay to dinner.