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Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals:
Using the Noun Test
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").

1. The little girl had given up following her companions.

2. It will be very easy for Peter to watch her.

3. He would make me pay for it.

4. The thing she looked forward to most was giving the soft white rolls to

the grandmother.

5. Near a table a woman was seated, busy with mending Peter's coat.

6. To be at peace with God and men makes one's heart feel light.

7. Going to the pasture with Peter and the goats was always a pleasant 


8. Peter arrived with his flock, but without even answering the girls' friendly

greeting, he disappeared with a grim scowl.

9. The only remedy for her is to be restored to her native mountain air.

10. You won't repent of having told me.

11. It seemed as if the grandfather had done nothing else all his life than

nurse lame people.