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Finite Verb or Verbal? -- Mixed Exercises (Ex # 2)
from Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Analysis Key

1. {Of course} it would be very foolish (PA) to go [Adv. to "to go" as we are]

dressed {in Lincoln green}. |

"To go" is a verbal because a finite verb cannot begin with "to." Technically it is an infinitive, and the infinitive phrase functions as a delayed subject
     The comma after "are" disconnects the "are" from "dressed," thus making "dressed" a verbal. Excluded from the subordinate clause, as I have marked it, it modifies an assumed "us" who would be doing the going. Note that the "dressed" phrase could be considered to be part of the subordinate clause. I have not analyzed it that way because the "dressed" phrase still makes sense if the subordinate clause is dropped -- Of course it would be very foolish to go dressed in Lincoln green.
2. Little John looked so funny (PA) [Adv. to "looked" as he rolled about {on 

the grass}, trying to get {out of his long, wet, green robe}]. |

"To get" is a verbal, an infinitive that functions as the direct object of "trying." "Trying" is a verbal, a gerundive to "he."
3. [Adv. to "began" As they walked along,] the old butcher began asking Robin 

questions, to try and find out something {about him}. |

"Something" is the direct object of "find out" ["discover"]. "To try" and "find out" are infinitives that function as adverbs (of purpose) to "asking." "Questions" is the direct object, and "Robin" is the indirect object, of "asking." "Asking" (a gerund) functions as the direct object of "began."
4. [Adv. to "stopped" When they heard that (DO),] every one stopped

screaming, and pressed forward, trying to catch sight {of the wonderful man} [Adj.

to "man" {of whom} they had heard so much (DO). |

"Screaming" is a gerund, the direct object of "stopped." "Sight" is the direct object of the infinitive "to catch" which is the direct object of "trying." "Trying" is a gerundive to "every one."
5. It kept the face (DO) {from being hurt} {by arrows and swords} {in battle}, | and

also, [Adv. to "prevented" if a knight wished not to be known,] it prevented

people (DO) {from seeing his face} altogether. |

"Hurt" is a predicate adjective after "being" which is a verbal, a gerund that functions as the object of the preposition "from."
     "To be known" is a verbal, an infinitive that functions as the direct object of "wished."
     "Face" is the direct object of "seeing" which is a verbal, a gerund that functions as the object of the preposition "from."