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Finite Verb or Verbal? -- The Sentence Test (Ex # 1)

From Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO"). 
3. Draw a rectangle around each verbal.

1. And all the time Little John sat patiently under the tree in the 

     garden waiting.

2. The prize is a silver arrow tipped with gold. 

3. Early on Tuesday morning they set off in twos and threes, going to

     Nottingham by different roads.

4. She drew closer to Robin, saying, "This big man frightens me."

5. Fast and faster he ran, closely followed by the Bishop's men.

6. But he bent his back and hobbled slowly along like a very old 

     woman, muttering and mumbling to himself till they were out of sight. 

7. The Bishop made his pony stop, and laying a hand on the old 

     woman's reins turned to her with a pale face.

8. Very soon, Robin, once more dressed in Lincoln green, was 

     marching gaily at the head of his men, through the forest, searching 

     for the Bishop and his company.

9.  Then each one knelt on one knee, kissing Marian's hand, and 

    vowing to serve and honour her as his queen. 

10. If the Sheriff had only known, poor Robin would very soon have 

     been locked up in a dark dungeon, eating dry bread instead of apple 

     pie and custard and all the fine things they were having for dinner.

11. They came in, rustling in silk and laces, nodding and smiling to each 

     other, fluttering and flitting about the aisles of the great, dimly-lit 

     church, like pretty painted butterflies.