Dividing Sentences Into Phrases

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For each sentence, underline the phrases and write the question the phrase answers above the phrase.

An example has been done to show you how.

There can be more than one "right" way to divide the sentence. Focus on dividing it so that the meaning is clearest to you.

Questions the phrases might answer: Who, What, Where, When, How, Why, Did What?

 who did what what didwhat who did what where
Kim   says the best way tto handle Jim and his gang is to run away from them.

1. My pal Pat has a wish to go on a bus trip.

2. The short boy could still see the fireworks in the sky.

3. The last spark hissed into the scummy pond.

4. Just then I heard the whoop of a siren, and like a miracle this cop car comes from out of nowhere.

5. The two boys were on a street where most of the homes had broken windows.




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