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Subjects / Finite Verbs / Complements -- Ex # 7
[from "Thumbelina," in Andrew Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book]
Analysis Key through KISS Level Three (Clauses) +

1. I must fly away {to warmer lands}: | will you come {with me}? |

2. The leaf floated farther and farther away; | thus Thumbelina left her native land (DO). |

3. {In each blossom} there dwelt a tiny man or woman [#1]; | but this one was

the King (PN) {over the others}. |

4. Here is my son; | you shall marry him (DO), and live {in great magnificence}

down {under the marsh}. |

5. The leaf farthest away [#2] was the largest *one* (PN), | and {to this} the old toad

swam {with Thumbelina} {in her walnut-shell}. |

1. If you have opted to teach expletives, "man" and "woman" are the subject of "dwelt." Otherwise, "there" can be considered an adverb, and "man" and "woman" as the subjects, or one could explain this as a palimpsest pattern, with "dwelt" written over "was." In this explanation, "man" and "woman" are predicate nouns. I would accept whichever of these makes most sense to each student.
2. These adverbs clearly modify "leaf," and the easiest way to connect them is to assume, on the analogy of post-positioned adjectives, that they are the remnant of a subordinate clause -- "The leaf *which was* farthest away...."