Verbs and Verbals Practice Exercises for English Grammar
By Eugene Ehrlich — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Aug 12, 2011
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- In the following sentences, identify the verbs and their subjects as shown in these examples:
- We dug for many hours and found nothing.
- Efforts in his behalf have proven fruitful
- Both gladiators remained on their feet for more than an hour.
- The paint had been scraped from the building.
- Richard boarded the plane a minute before it left the gate.
- Despite the attorney's eloquent arguments, the defendant inevitably found himself alone in his cell, unhappy and without hope.
- The door closed silently behind her as she left the house.
- As the bell in the tower tolled, the people gathered for prayer.
- Eileen agreed that a trip to the college campus was worth her time.
- The unsold books remained in the shop year after year.
- Philosophy was his first love, but knowledge of accountancy earned bread and shelter for him.
- Eat your breakfast now, or you will have no lunch money.
- Our train never leaves on time.
- The children played at their games until they were called home.
- In the following sentences, underline the complete predicate as shown in these examples:
- Daniel has written many letters to us.
- Veronique must leave for home.
- The lawn mower is no longer sharp enough to cut grass.
- City life has not improved her outlook.
- Fresh vegetables are hard to find in winter.
- I have not yet read the complete trial testimony.
- Professional sports has become big business all over the world.
- Can you imagine a world without war?
- Noisy dogs interrupted my sleep.
- Television appears to be the main interest of America's young.
- The farmer ran his tractor right into the haystack and ruined a week's work.
- Men's hats will one day reappear as a stylish fashion.
- In the following sentences, underline the verbs and identify them as transitive or intransitive as shown in these examples:
- Stray dogs often menace young city children. __transitive__
- Television and radio have helped him through lonely hours. __transitive__
- He sat alone all afternoon. __intransitive__
- Cigarette smoke inevitably blackened his lungs. _____
- The automobile struck the wall head-on and burned. _____ _____
- She smiled weakly at last. _____
- Divorce hurts entire families. _____
- The crowd indicated its approval. _____
- The outgoing governor gave a memorable speech. _____
- The stream ran through the valley. _____
- Wars go on and on all over the world. _____
- Their obstinacy incensed me. _____
- The churches of Rome always attract many visitors. _____
- In the following sentences, underline copulative verbs and identify their complements as shown in these examples:
- They are culprits.
- A cup of coffee tastes bitter when it stands too long.
- That tone sounds correct to me.
- Books seemed his only trustworthy companions.
- The dictionary became more important to him as he progressed in English.
- Some adults act childish when they are busy.
- The child's ability to grasp algebra appeared uncanny.
- Leonard was the only physician who was available at the time.
- She seemed eager to take the job.
- Anne's expression grew lively as she played the sonata.
- The dog acted sick after the veterinarian checked it over.
- Jon was the only middle-aged man in the room.
From Schaum's Outline of English Grammar. Copyright © 2000 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights Reserved.
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