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KISS Level 5.7
"To be to" -- A Study in Ellipsis 
Based on Heidi by Johanna Spyri
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements (“PN,” “PA,” “IO,” “DO”).
Write in ellipsed parts of finite verb phrases.]
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. If the clause functions as a noun, label its function (PN, IO, DO, OP) above the opening bracket. If it functions as an adjective or adverb, draw an arrow from the opening bracket to the word that the clause modifies. (Write in any ellipsed subjects  and/or verbs.)
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

1. The telegram was to be mailed that night.

2. In Basle she was roused by Sebastian, for there they were to spend the night.

3. The things for Heidi were to be sent to him later.

4. The three were to stay there till his return in the evening.

5. When dinner time had come, Heidi was to prepare the meal and see

that Clara got Schwänli's milk.

6. But he only received a paper that was to be carried to the post-office

of the village.

7. The next day the child was to be brought to her home.

8. In that way they reached the end of the week that was to bring

the grandmama.

9. Sebastian was to go to Basle that day and spend the night at a 

good hotel which his master named.

10. Heidi consoled her with plans for the coming summer, that was

to be even more happy than this one had been.