The Printable KISS Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Compound Main Clauses
Ex # 1 Based on
“The Three Little Gnomes”

Written & Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle

1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
4. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

1. I took my little horn and followed them, but I soon lost their track.

2. We live happily here in the forest and our wants are simple.

3. Then the three little gnomes sat upon Fuzzy Fox’s back and he ran on through

the forest with them.

4. Long, long ago, the tree had stood strong and upright and its top branches 

reached far above any of the other trees in the forest.

5. A silvery thread of smoke curled up over the trunk of the old tree and floated 

away through the forest, and tiny voices came from beneath the trunk of the old