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Exercise # 6 Based on
The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse
by Beatrix Potter

Is It a Finite Verb?

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. Sometimes on Saturdays he went to look at the hamper lying by the gate.

2. Several times they had come tumbling in, squeaking and laughing.

3. He knew better than to get in again.

4. An excellent breakfast was provided for mice accustomed to eat bacon.

5. Timmy Willie sat by his burrow warming his little fur coat and sniffing the

smell of violets and spring grass.