The KISS Grammar Printable Workbooks Identifying Subjects and Verbs
(Code and Color Key)

Identifying Subjects and Verbs
from "The Ugly Duckling" by E. Louise Smythe

Complete Analysis Key

1.) The mother duck was {in the water} [Adv. to "was"]. |

2.) They all jumped in and began to swim. |

In KISS Level Four, "to swim" can also be explained as an infinitive that functions as the direct object of "began."
3.) The big, ugly duckling swam, too. |

4.) They all went {into the duck yard}  [Adv. to "went"]. |

5.) Now, my dears [DirA], *you* have a good time (DO). |

Expect students to have trouble identifying "you" as the subject. "Now" would usually be considered an adverb, but it functions more like an interjection here.
6.) The big ducks walked {on him}  [Adv. to "walked"]. |

7.) {At night}  [Adv. to "came"] he came {to an old house}  [Adv. to "came"]. |

8.) An old woman lived there {with her cat and her hen}  [Adv. to "lived"]. |

9.) And the duckling hid {in a corner}  [Adv. to "hid"]. |

10.) The next day [NuA] he went {for a walk} [Adv. to "went"]. |

11.) One day [NuA] he flew far away. |

12.) The summer went by. |

13.) He put his head (DO) down {to the water} [Adv. to "down" and/or "put"]. |

14.) The other swans came to see him. |

"Him" is the direct object of the infinitive "to see." The infinitive phrase functions as an adverb (of purpose) to "came." But because the students have not yet been introduced to infinitives, I would accept "came to see" as the finite verb here.