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Verb Phrase Playsheet
Convert the following sentences into perfect, progressive, and passive forms.
The scrofulous mendicant confuses Alice.
Perfect: The scrofulous mendicant has confused Alice.
Progressive: The scrofulous mendicant is confusing Alice.
Passive: Alice is confused by the scrofulous mendicant.
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