Orange Level - Exercise #1: Identifying subjects and verbs

 

Directions: Find the subject and the main verb in each sentence. Write the main verb in the simple form, and then write the verb as it used in the sentence, including helping verbs and negatives.

Example:

The students have done a lot of work in class.

subject: ___students___________ / main verb: ___do__________ / verb or verb phrase ____have done__________

 

1. The windshield on my car is cracked.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

2. He doesn't have many responsibilities.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

3. Without a car, it's difficult to get to work.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

4. Sheila has a test tomorrow morning.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

5. By this time next year, Stanley will have lived in the United States for ten years.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

6. One of the students in my class has been feeling sick lately.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

7. Jeff and Ellen weren't able to get a loan to buy a house.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

8. I'll be working until 10 p.m. tonight.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

9. The concert will probably be held outside tonight.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

10. My neighbors have to fix their garage door.

subject: ____________________ / main verb: _______________ / verb or verb phrase: _____________________

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