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More Practice with Helping Verbs
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Directions: Underline every verb twice, and its subject(s) once.

Note that some of these include more than one S/V pattern.

1. Mr. Cruncher all this time had been putting on his clothes.

2. This must be kept secret from Lucie.

3. We had better go in.

4. I should have been much the same sort of fellow, if I had had any luck.

5. I am going to tell you something that will rather surprise you.

6. The real wickedness and guilt of his business might have remained


7. "Well! you have been present all day, and you ought to know."

8. It could scarcely be called a trade, in spite of his favourite description

     of himself as "a honest tradesman."

9. That abominable place would have been haunted in a most ghastly


10. His shirt was open at the throat, as it used to be when he did that