The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks The KISS Literature Anthology
Recognizing Antecedents
At the Back of the North Wind
by George Macdonald
Simplified by Elizabeth Lewis; Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk 
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline verbs twice, subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO.")
3. Then put a circle around each pronoun or possessive adjective that has an antecedent and draw an arrow from the circle to the antecedent..

1. For a fortnight, Diamond went on driving his cab and helping his family.

Some people began to know him and to look for him to drive them where

they wanted to go. One old gentleman who lived near the stables hired him

to carry him into the city every morning at a certain hour.

2. As Diamond wandered about, he came to stand by the little door which

opened upon the lawn of the house next door. That made him remember 

how the wind had driven him to this same spot on the night of his dream.

3. It was a long time since Diamond had seen North Wind or even thought

much about her. Now, as his father drove along, he was thinking not about

her but about the crossing sweeper. He was wondering what made him fee

l as if he knew her quite well when he could not remember anything of her.

But a picture arose in his mind of a little girl running before the wind, and 

dragging her broom after her. From that, he recalled the whole adventure 

of the night when he had gone out with North Wind and made her put him

down in a London street.