The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks
The Tiger
[From McGuffey's Second Reader]
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline every finite verb twice, its subject(s) once, and label any complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” or “DO”).

     The tiger is a giant cat. His body is nearly covered with black stripes.

     Unlike the lion, he runs so fast that the swiftest horse can not 

overtake him. He goes over the ground by making bounds or springs,

one after another.

     By night, as well as by day, the tiger watches for his prey. With

a frightful roar, he will seize a man, and carry him off.

     Have you ever though what use whiskers are to cats? Lions have

great whiskers, and so have tigers and all other animals of the cat kind.

     Whenever you find an animal with whiskers like the cat's, you may

be sure that animal steals softly among branches and thick bushes.

     By the slightest touch on the tiger's whiskers, he knows when 

there is anything in his road.

      A few years ago, some English officers went out to hunt. When

coming home from their day's sport, they found a little tiger kitten.

     They took it with them and tied it, with a collar and chain, to the 

pole of their tent. It played about, to the delight of all who saw it.

     One evening, just as it was growing dark, they heard a sound that

frightened them greatly. It was the roar of a tiger.

     The kitten pulled at the chain and tried to break away. With a 

sharp cry, it answered the voice outside.

     All at once, a large tigress bounded into the middle of the tent. She

caught her kitten by the neck, and broke the chain which bound it.

     Then turning to the door of the tent, she dashed away as suddenly

as she had come.