The KISS Grammar Workbooks Return to: The Child's World: Third Reader
The Birds of Killingworth
-- Adapted from Longfellow
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Ex # 4 Compound Main Clauses

1. The sparrows were chirping, and hungry crows were calling loudly for food.

2. The farmers of Killingworth were plowing the fields, and the broken clods, 

too, told of spring.

3. I put up scarecrows, but the birds fly by them and seem to laugh at them.

4. Harvest time came, but there was no harvest.

5. The summer came, and all the birds were dead.

6. From the trees caterpillars dropped down upon the women's bonnets, and

they screamed and ran.

7. The men were wrong, -- something must be done.