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.
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: _____windshield_____ / main verb: ______be_________ / verb or verb phrase: _________is__________
2. He doesn’t have many responsibilities.
subject: _________He_________ / main verb: _______have____ / verb or verb phrase: ____doesn’t have_______
3. Without a car, it’s difficult to get to work.
subject: ________It __________ / main verb: _______be ______ / verb or verb phrase: ________is ___________
4. Sheila has a test tomorrow morning.
subject: _____Sheila_________ / main verb: ____have ________ / verb or verb phrase: ______has____________
5. By this time next year, Stanley will have lived in the United States for ten years.
subject: ___Stanley__________ / main verb: ______live_______ / verb or verb phrase: __will have lived_______
6. One of the students in my class has been feeling sick lately.
subject: ______One_________ / main verb: _____feel________ / verb or verb phrase: ____has been feeling____
7. Jeff and Ellen weren’t able to get a loan to buy a house.
subject: ___Jeff and Ellen____ / main verb: _____get_________ / verb or verb phrase: ___weren’t able to get____
8. I’ll be working until 10 p.m. tonight.
subject: ________I__________ / main verb: ____work_______ / verb or verb phrase: ____will be working_____
9. The concert will probably be held outside tonight.
subject: ___concert__________ / main verb: ______hold______ / verb or verb phrase: ____will be held________
10. My neighbors have to fix their garage door.
subject: ____neighbors_______ / main verb: ____fix_________ / verb or verb phrase: _____have to fix________