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A Passage for Analysis
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Directions: 1. Underline finite verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO"). 

     Tellson's Bank by Temple Bar was an old-fashioned place, even

in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty.  It was very small,

very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.  It was an old-fashioned

place, moreover, in the moral attribute that the partners in the House

were proud of its smallness, proud of its darkness, proud of its ugliness,

proud of its incommodiousness.  They were even boastful of its 

eminence in those particulars, and were fired by an express conviction

that, if it were less objectionable, it would be less respectable. This was

no passive belief, but an active weapon which they flashed at more

convenient places of business.