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Fill in the Blanks with Interesting Verbs
From The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator: M. B. Kork, N.Y.: The Phillips Publishing Co., 1911
Directions: Fill in the blanks with interesting verbs. Then underline each verb or verb phrase twice and each subject once. (In some cases, helping verbs are already there.)

1. "I don't know anything about him," ____________________ Mary.

2. The wind itself had ____________________ and a brilliant, deep blue

     sky ____________________ high over the moorland.

3. "He does look rather better, sir," ____________________ Mrs. Medlock.

4. Mary ____________________ across the grass to him.

5. The wind ____________________ in soft big breaths down from the moor.

6. She put her hand on his shoulder and ____________________ the mist

     out of her eyes.

7. "I never thowt much o' thee!" he ____________________.

8. The train ____________________ him through mountain passes and

     golden plains.

9. One morning the rain ____________________ down unceasingly.

10. Sometimes the stream ____________________ a sound rather like

     very low laughter as it ____________________ over and round stones.

11. The afternoon was ____________________ toward its mellow hour. 

     The sun was ____________________ the gold of its lances.