The KISS Grammar Printable Workbooks Identifying Complements
From "The Ugly Duckling"
by E. Louise Smythe

     This is a short selection from Smythe's story. It includes some sentences that have more than one subject/verb/complement pattern, and it includes some other things that you are not expected to be able to explain. Do your best and see how much you CAN already explain--from a real text!

1. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

     A duck made her nest under some leaves.

     She sat on the eggs to keep them warm.

     At last the eggs broke, one after the other. Little ducks came out.

     Only one egg was left. It was a very large one.

     At last it broke, and out came a big, ugly duckling.

     "What a big duckling!" said the old duck. "He does not look like 

us. Can he be a turkey? -- We will see. If he does not like the water, 

he is not a duck."

     The next day the mother duck took her ducklings to the pond.