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Verbs as Objects of Prepositions
Ex # 4 Based on
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
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”).

1. What do you say to calling him Black Beauty?

2. The day came for going away.

3. But when it came to breaking in, that was a bad time for me.

4. If I took to kicking where should I be?

5. There is nothing that we can do, but just bear it.

6. She should always be nervous in riding behind a horse that had

     once been down.

7. I thank you for trying my plan with your good horse.

8. No one cared for me, except to find out how fast I could go.

9. Without waiting for Harry's thanks Grant was gone.

10. Instead of lying down, he kept jerking his halter rope up and 

     down through the ring, and knocking the block about against

     the manger.