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Identifying Verb Phrases
(Modal Helping Verbs)

From  My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour

Directions: Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice.

1. I can get there in good time.

2. He could not utter a word.

3. She will not dare to show herself.

4. Without shelter some harm may come to you.

5. She must have sprung into the pear tree.

6. Grandmother might have a nice strengthening meal.

7. We need not go away from here to the King's palace.

8. You ought to be very much obliged to him.

9. I shall marry the Princess Noire. 

10. Now she should go to the feast.

11. I will throw this basinful of peas into the ash heap.

12. She would never wear anything but the Red Riding Hood.