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Directions IM: The Sentence Test

Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals -- Ex # 3
[from "Thumbelina," in Andrew Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book]



1. The sun shone on the water and made it sparkle like the brightest 

silver.
 

2. But there, to her astonishment, she found a tiny little man sitting in

the middle of the flower, as white and transparent as if he were made 

of glass.
 

3. The old toad was down under the marsh, decorating her room with 

rushes and yellow marigold leaves, to make it very grand for her new

daughter-in-law.
 

4. In the middle of the path lay a dead swallow, his pretty wings 

pressed close to his sides, his claws and head drawn under his 

feathers; the poor bird had evidently died of cold.