The Printable KISS Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Compound Main Clauses
Ex # 2 Based on
“The Three Little Gnomes”

From FRIENDLY FAIRIES
Written & Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle

1919
Directions:
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. With each storm, the old tree shook more and more, and finally in one of the 

fiercest storms it tumbled to the earth with a great crash.
 

2. There it lay for centuries, and vines and bushes grew about in a tangled mass.
 

3. Now down beneath the trunk of the fallen tree lived three little gnomes, and

the smoke from their fire curled up over the trunk of the old tree and floated 

away through the forest.
 

4. They were preparing dinner and laughing and talking together, and they heard

the sound of a horn.
 

5. Then Fuzzy Fox ran with the three little gnomes through the forest and they

met a wounded bear, and a wounded squirrel, and five or six wounded bunny

rabbits.