The KISS Grammar Workbooks Back to April Menu
Directions IM: The Sentence Test

Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals -- Ex # 2
[from "Thumbelina," in Andrew Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book]

1. There was the swallow flying past!

2. On she sailed past several towns, and the little birds sitting in the 

bushes saw her, and sang.

3. But the corn had been gone a long time; only the dry, bare stubble

was left standing in the frozen ground.

4. So he took his golden crown from off his head and put it on hers,

asking her her name, and if she would be his wife, and then she would

be Queen of all the flowers.