The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Bending and Breaking the Rules
From  My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements (PN, PA, IO, DO). 
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function (PN, IO, DO, OP) above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

5. Be prepared to discuss where and how each sentence bends or breaks the rules of punctuation.

1. See, though, those two children, they would be delicate morsels, and are

as plump as partridges. 

["Snow-White and Rose-Red"]

2. This youngest Prince was very courteous, merry, clever and 

accomplished, he was tall, handsome, and all that a prince should be.

["The White Cat"]

3. Now, not far from Bluebeard's house there dwelt a widow with two

very lovely daughters, and one of these Bluebeard wished to marry, but 

which he did not mind, they might settle that between themselves.


4. The beautiful child arose when they opened their eyes, and looked kindly

at them; but said no word, and passed from their sight into the wood. 

["Snow-White and Rose-Red"]

5. Then he put on her clothes, and tied her night-cap over his head; got

into the bed, and drew the blankets over him.

[Little Red Riding Hood]