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Using the Noun Test to Eliminate Verbals
From Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet
By C. Collodi
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO"). 

1. Today at school I will learn to read at once.

2. And the Fox, in relating this, dried a tear.

3. Walking upright on his hind legs was easy for the Poodle.

4. The puppet was petrified on hearing this unexpected sentence.

5. The mouth then ceased laughing.

6. He had the disgraceful fault of telling lies.

7. Turning around with such a long nose was almost impossible.

8. He continued staring at her with wide open eyes.

9. One of the assassins tried to put his hand in my mouth.

10. The soldier without disturbing himself in the least caught Pinocchio

cleverly by the nose and gave him to Geppetto.