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The S/V/PN Pattern (Ex # 1): from
Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Analysis Key through KISS Level Three (Clauses) +

1. He was not {at all} a nice man (PN). |
2. He was a favourite (PN) {with every one}. |

3. You are a big, boastful bully (PN). |

4. Robin Hood was captain (PN) {of the band} {of Merry Men}. |

5. What is the matter (PN) {with them}? |

6. So it was rather a quiet time (PN) {for Robin and his men}. |

7. My name is Allan-a-Dale (PN). |

8. You are not an easy man (PN) to beat [#1] or to drown [#1] either. |

9. The Saxon nobles themselves [#2] had very often become the servants (PN)

{of these proud Normans}. |

1. The infinitives "to beat" and "to drown" function as adverbs to "easy."
2. Appositive to "nobles."