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KISS Level 5.7
Identifying Passive Verbs
Based on 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”).
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function (PN, IO, DO, OP) above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies. (Write in any ellipsed subjects  and/or verbs.)
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.
5. Put a "P" above each passive verb.

1. Across the room a large kettle was suspended over the hearth, and

opposite to it a large door was sunk into the wall.

2. Climbing up the ladder, she arrived at a hayloft, which was filled with

fresh and fragrant hay.

3. Here a neat little bed was already prepared.

4. The old goat was sold to somebody in Mayenfeld two days ago.

5. This poor little girl was confined to her rolling-chair and needed a 

companion at her lessons.

6. The uncle's heart is filled with gratitude too deep for any words when

the doctor tells him that he will make ample provision for the child.

7. Clara was highly entertained by these events, and said: "Heidi has

not done it on purpose and must not be punished."

8. Only when she shrieked for Sebastian could her voice be heard.

9. Mr. Sesemann had hardly left, when the grandmother's visit was

announced for the following day.

10. In the last week of Mrs. Sesemann's stay, Heidi was called again

to the old lady's room.