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Exercise # 14 Based on

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

by Beatrix Potter

Is It a Finite Verb? (1)

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. Once upon a time there was a Pussy-cat called Ribby.
 

2. It is not necessary in pies made of mouse.
 

3. Ribby invited a little dog called Duchess, to tea.
 

4. Duchess ran home feeling uncommonly silly!
 

5. He saw Duchess's little black nose peeping round the corner.