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The Original Text for a Sentence-Combining Exercise
(Parallel Subordinate Clauses)
From "Princess Goldenhair," in My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
Analysis Key

     {Inside the grotto} there is a deep pit (PN) [Adj. to "pit" {into which} you

must descend], [#1] |  it is full (PA) {of toads, scorpions, and serpents}. | {At

the bottom} {of this pit} there is a little cave (PN) [Adj. to "cave" where flows 

the fountain {of beauty and health}. | Positively I must possess the water (DO); |

all [Adj. to "all"  who wash {in it}], [Adj. to "continue" if they are beautiful

(PA)], continue so always, | [Adj. to "become" if they are ugly (PA)] they

become beautiful (PA); | [Adj. to "remain" if they are young (PA)] they 

remain young (PA), | [Adj. to "regain" if they are old (PA)] they regain 

their youth (DO). | 

1. This comma-splice is in the original text.