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Exercise # 17 Based on
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
by Beatrix Potter

Is It a Finite Verb?

Directions:
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").
 

1. They were busy lighting the candle.

2. There were some mutton bones lying about.

3. He could not make anybody hear him.

4. Once upon a time there was an old cat, called Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit.

5. They found Mittens hiding in an empty jar.

6. He could hear the sticks beginning to crackle and burn in the fire-place down below.