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Finite Verb or Verbal? - The Sentence Test
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. He walked up and down, softly repeating their names to himself.

2. Sydney Carton paused in the street, not quite decided where to go.

3.  He was stayed by the Doctor's putting out his hand to stop him.

4. Carton stooped to pick up the coat, which lay almost entangling his feet.

5. "Judged!" repeated the farrier, swinging his hammer.

6. In this state they set forth with the sharp rain driving in their faces.

7. He often got up next morning to find the same boots covered with clay.

8. Mr. Lorry followed Sydney to the outer door, and, touching him on

     the shoulder as he was going away, caused him to turn.

9. I describe everything exactly as it took place, constraining my mind 

     not to wander from the task.

10. On this occasion, Miss Pross, responding to Ladybird's pleasant 

     face and pleasant efforts to please her, unbent exceedingly; so the 

     dinner was very pleasant, too.