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Recognizing the Full Verb Phrase (Tenses)
Lassie, Come Home, by Eric Knight 
Analysis Key

1. I'll go {to the market}. |
 

2. We've done the best (DO) [Adj. to "best" we can]. |
 

3. And still she had not closed the gate (DO). |
 

4. What [#1] are you trying to do [#1] now? |
 

5. A young child does not have to undergo many dangerous experiences (DO)

{in life}. |
 

6. It's going to walk {round this loch}? |
 

7. {In those trenches} they had had no warm hearths (DO). |
 

8. Well [Inj], a valuable dog will have owners (DO) somewhere. |
 

9. The one driving force {of her life} was wakened (P), | and it was leaving 

her (IO) no peace (DO). |
 

10. Never before {in her five years} {of life} had she been out alone {at night}. |


Note
1. Most grammar textbooks would describe "What" simply as an interrogative pronoun, but note that it simultaneously functions as the direct object of the verbal (infinitive) "to do." The infinitive functions as the direct object of "are trying." With students working at KISS Level 1.1, I would also accept "trying to do" as the finite verb phrase.