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Exercise # 15 Based on

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

by Beatrix Potter

Is It a Finite Verb? (2)

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. All the village could see Ribby fetching the doctor.
 

2. I left that drawer pulled out.
 

3. Duchesshad been left by herself, sitting before the fire, sighing and groaning 

and feeling very unhappy.
 

4. Ribby met Duchess half-way down the street, also carrying a basket, covered

with a cloth.
 

5. She found a pink and white pie-dish lying smashed in the middle of the yard.