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Verbs as Subjects or Complements
From
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Directions: Underline finite verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO"). 

1. But indeed, at that time, putting to death was a recipe much in 

     vogue with all trades and professions.

2. The Doctor had ceased to speak.

3. Then Madame Defarge turned out the contents of the bowl of 

     money for the second time, and started knotting them up in 

     her handkerchief.

4. To bring my love--even mine--between you, is to touch your 

     history with something not quite so good as itself.

5. Your intention is to perpetuate, and not to weaken, the ties between

     me and my other and far dearer self.

6. Getting things out of Paris at this present time, no matter what things,

     is next to an impossibility.

7. I quite understand it to be a nice question.

8. The hungry man repeated, in a rapturous croak, "Magnificent!" and

     began gnawing another finger.

9. This was highly degrading to the family, and was ridiculous.

10. To propose too much, would be to put this man's head under the axe.