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Identifying Tenses
Lassie, Come Home
by Eric Knight 
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from each preposition to the word that the phrase modifies.
2. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").
3. After each sentence, write the tense ("past," "present," or "future") of the verbs.

1. I'll be back for ye at noon.

2. Dogs have been bred throughout the years to develop types to meet 

varying needs.

3. It's my duty.

4. And the crack of a gun will send most collies running for cover.

5. She turned away angrily and continued to set the table.

6. Downstairs in the subterranean office, Fergusson blustered before his assistant.

7. Lassie does look a bit poorly.

8. I shall report you -- for both impertinence and cruelty.

9. Lassie was not listening to him now.

10. This dog has no signs of rabies.