The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
From Chapter Nine of
Blue Willow, by Doris Gates
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every subject once, every verb twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO").
3. Put brackets [ ] around every subordinate clause and use arrows or labels to indicate their function.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

     Deciding she had nothing to fear and glad that at last she could put her trust in

this man just as she had wanted to do that day under the willows, Janey once 

more perched herself on the edge of her chair and began her story. She told it 

straightforwardly and simply without any emphasis on any particular part. Except

when Dad won second prize in the contest and then a note of pride did creep into

her voice.

     “We got this coat with some of the money,” she said in an aside to Mrs. 


     “And a very pretty one it is,” was her reply.

     They exchanged knowing smiles with each other, quite ignoring Mr. 

Anderson, since no man could be expected to appreciate a thing like that.