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Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals
Based on
"Perseus" 
in The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children
by Charles Kingsley
Illustrations by Howard Davie
Directions: 
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”). 
3. Make a rectangle around each verbal.

1. On they rushed, sweeping and flapping, like eagles after a hare.

2. The rulers of Olympus have sent me to you to ask the way to the Gorgon.

3. He left this girl to die, and dead she is to him.

4. Grinding his teeth with rage, he went out, and away to the king's palace,

     and through the men's rooms, and the women's rooms, and so through

     all the house.

5. He saw them come howling on his track.

6. Let the people build altars to Father Zeus, and to me, and worship

     the Immortals.

7. The water gurgled in and out of his wide jaws, as he rolled along, 

     dripping and glistening in the beams of the morning sun.

8. Watching the rich men go in saddened him.

9. Polydectes, not being able to get what he wanted by force, cast about

     in his wicked heart how he might get it by cunning.

10. Perseus laughed, and went his way to the north-east, hoping all day

     long to see the blue Mediterranean sparkling, that he might fly across

    it to his home.