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Directions IM- Preposition or Part of the Verb?
Exercise # 16 Based on
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
by Beatrix Potter

Preposition or Part of the Verb?

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. The slanting slates kept out the rain.

2. They tipped up the jar.

3. Tom Kitten knocked down some soot into the fender.

4. She borrowed a small saucer, and scooped up the dough with her paws.

5. The rats eat up the chicken food, and steal the oats and bran, and make holes

in the meal bags.