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Compound Main Clauses (Ex # 2): from
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Analysis Key

1. The ladies screamed, | and {at once} the whole church was {in commotion}. |

2. Robin only laughed, | and they rode on right [#1] {into the forest}. |

3. This man leads a wicked life (DO), | and it has left its mark (DO) {on his face}. |

4. He was brave (PA) and fearless (PA) too, | and there [#2] was no better archer

(PN) {in all the countryside}. |

5. Then he would have drawn his bow (DO) and arrows (DO) to shoot [#3] {at 

them}, | but they were too quick (PA) {for him}. |


Notes
1. "Right" here means "directly," and it modifies the following prepositional phrase.
2. Alternatively, see "Expletives."
3. The infinitive "to shoot" functions as an adverb (of purpose) to "would have drawn."