Introduction to the KISS Grammar Workbooks 2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual
From the Writing of Fourth Graders:
Exploring Verbs as Direct Objects
More Practice with Infinitives as Direct Objects
Directions: Working sentence by sentence, place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Then underline every finite verb twice, and every subject once. Label the complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. We had forgotten to put some butter in the pan.

2. Never try to cook a surprise breakfast.

3. Your hamster stops every two seconds and tries to dig a hole in the

     carpet with her paws!

4. I started to kick and push with my arms and legs.

5. I could not wait to come back tomorrow and learn something new.

6. I've never really tried to eat mustard, or even smell it.

7. The manager and the cook came out and ordered us to leave.

8. You wouldn't have wanted to be the oyster shell opener then.

9. I heard someone yell "Marco Polo."

10. I had never seen so many people fit in that tiny room.