The KISS Grammar Workbooks Return to: The Child's World: Third Reader
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The Three Tasks
-- Grimm
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Ex # 7 Mid-Branching Adjectival Subordinate Clauses
Analysis Key

1. He [Adj. to "He" who has performed the first task (DO)] must find the key (DO). |
 

2. The one [Adj. to "one" who performs these three tasks (DO)] shall marry the 

youngest and dearest (DO) {of the three princesses}. |
 

3. The one [Adj. to "one" who has gathered the pearls (DO) and found the key

(DO) {to the chamber}] may now marry the youngest and dearest princess (DO). |
 

4. However, he put the key (DO) [Adj. to "key" he had found] {in the lock} and

opened the door (DO). |
 

5. Their younger brother, [Adj. to "brother" who had always been thought (P) the

simpleton [#1] {of the family}], set out to seek his fortune [#2]. |


Notes
1. "Simpleton" is a retained predicate noun after the passive verb. It is retained from the active voice version -- They had always thought him *to be* the simpleton of the family.
2. I would also accept "set out to seek" as the finite verb at this level. Technically, "fortune" is the direct object of the infinitive "to seek," and the infinitive phrase functions as an adverb (Why?) to "set out."