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Finding the Whole Verb Phrase
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Directions: Underline finite verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO"). 

Note that some of these include more than one S/V pattern.
Be sure that you underline the entire verb phrase.

1. The stately residence of Monseigneur was altogether blighted and


2. Others were compromised by possessing the knowledge that I


3. As the patient eyes were lifted to his face, he saw a sudden doubt

     in them.

4. Her eyes were dilated and wild.

5. Several doors were opened in succession, and finally his own.

6. All faces are turned towards the prison.

7. They are covered with dust.

8. The hay and straw were trampled over the floor, as if there had

     been a struggle.

9. It used not to be so, but France in all such things is changed for

     the worse.

10. It was a hot, wild night, and they were all three reminded of the

     old Sunday night when they had looked at the lightning from 

     the same place.