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Distinguishing Finite Verbs from Verbals

From the Writing of a Sixth Grader


 

1. They told her to meet them here again that night.
 

2. One day at school a group of children were huddled in a corner 

whispering.
 

3. But she continued to fill up her sack.
 

4. They sat beside the stove watching their wood-pile disappear.
 

5. They could not earn any more rubles to buy food or buy more wood with.
 

6. She assured them that she could be trusted before asking again 

what they meant.
 

7. When she arrived, they gave her a sack and proceeded to fill their 

sacks with coal from the railroad.
 

8. When the leader, a twelve-year-old boy, told everyone to stop, her

relief was great, but short-lived.